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.
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 love how the couple grows--of course, it's all cliche, he being a reserved, brooding man, and she a friendly, bubbly woman. But there's something about the two of them together that had me reading the book all day long. And of course, there's drama. And the drama really spiced things up a bit.
I can't say I liked Helen, the main character, much.
What I loved were the two timelines that seem so far apart from each other but in fact, aren't. I wanted to spend more time in 2051, with the Big Brother threads, but spending time in 2016 was also a great read, especially as 2016 isn't too long ago.
It was too contrived. What could have been a promising book fell flat both in character portrayal and in plot.
Ivory and Bone is an Ice Age retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
Britt-Marie is the latest literary curmudgeon, following after Ove and Eleanor Oliphant.
This barely drudges up the suspense and primality of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.