Monday, October 25, 2010


published by:  HarperTeen

From the book:  This wasn't the way it was supposed to go.

You're just a typical fifteen-year-old sophomore, an average guy named Kyle Chase. This can't be happening to you. But then, how do you explain all the blood? How do you explain how you got here in the first place?

There had to have been signs, had to have been some clues it was coming. Did you miss them, or ignore them?

Maybe if you can figure out where it all went wrong, you can still make it right. Or is it already too late?

Think fast, Kyle. Time's running out. How did this happen?

In his stunning young-adult debut, Charles Benoit mixes riveting tension with an insightful—and unsettling—portrait of an ordinary teen in a tale that is taut, powerful, and shattering.

This was a really great little book.  It was very unique in that the entire book is written in the second person.  The story was fairly interesting, but I felt like it left the answers to some really big questions out.  Throughout the book it was talked about how Kyle went from the really great student to a below average student and I didn't feel like it was fully explained what happened.  He was always angry and violent, but again you just had to go along with it and it was never really explained.  He was mad at his dad, but why? 

I felt like this book had a lot more potential that it didn't quite live up to.  It was quite good anyway, but I just wanted more.

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