Absent - YA Review by Madeline L.

Reader: Madeline L.
Age: 12
Title: Absent
Author: Katie Williams
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Pub Date: 05/21/13
Galley: No
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: I think this book was a really well-written book. This book had great plot twists and kept you on the edge of your seat all day. It was a short book, but the type of book you sit down and the next time you stand up, you have finished the book. Everything about this book was interesting; the characters seemed basic, but the way they changed throughout the story was amazing and unpredictable. The way the book is written is unique; I have not seen many books like this before. The way the main character was very certain of everything in the beginning of the book, but then realizes how wrong she really was, is just part of what makes this a must-read. I really appreciated there was very little romance in this book, but the bit of love there was  is exactly how you wouldn't expect it. The book gives enough details at all times to help sum up the ending perfectly.
Memorable or Forgettable: I think this book is especially great because of how it gives you enough detail throughout the book, yet still leaves enough suspense . . . the ending is practically perfect, with a plot twist that I would have never guessed. It makes it a must-read.
Cover: I liked the eeriness of the moth cover. It didn't reflect the book much realistically, but my imagination felt as though they were still a good fit.
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional Comments: Great. Not the usual teen book.

tags:  fantasy / paranormal / ghosts / contemporary / romance / death / mystery / horror / ya lit

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