All in all, a decent contemporary YA book, with heavy topics that are easily digestible by YA readers.
This was a beautiful rendering of two women, from different decades, learning their strength as women.
I think this was a decent contemporary YA read, but not the most engaging for someone who feels removed from that age bracket.
I cried reading this. There was a poignancy to the story I wasn't expecting, and a sisterhood of friends that I loved and envied.
The book is more character study than anything else, and though I don't always enjoys those sorts of books, I did this one.
Six high school students, some of them friends, some former friends, are locked in a hotel dinner hall with a syringe, a bomb, and one hour to escape. But to escape, they have to kill one of them, or they all die.
What a thrilling and provoking read!
I can't say I liked Helen, the main character, much.
Amy learns to take care not only of her family, but of herself, as a woman, as a person, and independent of her role as a mother and wife.
It was a standard mystery, and it meandered more than it should have.