Sunday, February 9, 2014

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

by:  Lisa McMann
published by:  Simon Pulse
publish date:  February 15, 2011

Kendall Fletcher had big problems even before her two high school classmates went missing. Her intrusive OCD put her at loose ends, constantly searching for lost threads. The Cryer's Cross freshman was shaken by the disappearance of the first student, but she was totally thunderstruck when her close friend vanished. With her mind already in overdrive, she attempts to put together the pieces of crimes that stump even the police.

Cryer's Cross was one of those just sort of average, middle-of the road, YA mysteries.  It had the flawed main character that gets stuck in a weird love triangle.  It had the little bit of paranormal element to make it a bit on the strange side.

Kendall is living is a really tiny town.  The entire high school seems to all fit in one classroom.  When one goes missing they are all devastated.  However, when a second student goes missing it makes the national news.  Is there a serial kidnapper out there?  Were the students in on it together?  The second student to go missing is Nico, Kendall's boyfriend, and her OCD mind starts making connections that no one else would be able to.  

Like I said, it was ok.  The answer to the mystery was a little weird and honestly didn't make much sense to me, but up until that point, I thought the book was fairly good.  There was a lot time spent on the fact that the only reason Kendall was with Nico was because they grew up together and there weren't too many other options, and that's kind of sad.  It paved the way for the love triangle though.  So I guess bottom line, eh so-so, would have been better with a more realistic ending in my opinion.

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