04 April 2016

{Book Review} The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight

By: Me My Shelf And I | 04 April 2016 at 7:03 AM | | | | | | | |

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The Outliers
The Outliers #1
Author: Kimberly McCreight
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins
Rating: 5 Birds

From the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia comes a fast-paced teen series where one girl learns that in a world of intrigue, betrayal, and deeply buried secrets, it is vital to trust your instincts.

It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help. Wylie hasn’t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself.

This time it’s different, though. Instead of telling Wylie where she is, Cassie sends cryptic clues. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie sent him to help. Trusting the guy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn’t feel right, but Wylie has no choice but to ignore her gut instinct and go with him.

But figuring out where Cassie is goes from difficult to dangerous, fast. As Wylie and Jasper head farther and farther north into the dense woods of Maine, Wylie struggles to control her growing sense that something is really wrong. What isn’t Cassie telling them? And could finding her be only the beginning?

In this breakneck tale, New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight brilliantly chronicles a fateful journey that begins with a single decision—and ends up changing everything.

What would you do if your best friend who you haven’t talked to in a few weeks suddenly texts to say she’s in trouble and needs your help? You’d run to her side, right? Obviously. What if she sent her boyfriend who you hate, to help you out? You’d still go but it would definitely start things off on an interesting foot would it not?

The first pages of this book will draw you in with it’s mystery of a missing friend and the fear for her life. It’s twists and turns, lies and deceit and double crossing characters will keeping you speeding toward that last page because Kimberly McCreight is the master of deception and until that last page, you are not going to know who to trust.

Time after time I was left, jaw agape wondering how I didn’t see that coming. How did the author come up with that!?  I was more than engrossed in this story, I was fully taken over and read until my eyes watered with exhaustion because I know even if  tried, sleep was so not happening until I read the last page.

Every single page of this book is test of your endurance and ability to judge situations – don’t worry when you get every single one of those judgement is wrong. I will be here to hold your hand and assure you there’s nothing wrong with you - Kimberly McCreight is just THAT good. So I ask you,  are you up to the challenge of trying to guess correctly about THE OUTLIERS? I have been dying for this kind of mystery/thriller in Young Adult for so long, it’s perfection printed and I CAN NOT wait to see what happens in the next book!

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