Saturday, December 10, 2011

She Said/She Saw by Norah McClintock

Amazon Description: "Tegan was in the backseat when her two best friends were gunned down in front of her. Was it an argument over drugs? An ongoing feud? Or something more random? Tegan says she didn't see who did it. Or know why. Nobody will believe her. Not the police; not her friends; not the families of the victims; and not even Kelly, her own sister. Is she afraid that the killer will come back? Or does she know more than she is saying? Shunned at school and feeling alone, Tegan must sort through her memories and try to decide what is real and what is imagined. And in the end she must decide whether she has the strength to stand up and do the right thing."

My Review: This was a good book...but not good ENOUGH. Don't get me wrong---it was a good book with interesting characters and an intriguing plot...but there wasn't enough! It was a very short book with big font, and there was barely any character description. I wanted to know more about Tegan's relationship with Martin and Clark; Tegan's relationship with Gina; Kelly's relationship with Martin; Kelly's relationship with on and so forth. And when the kids at school started treating Tegan badly because they thought she was hiding information, the treatment only last for what---a day? Two days? It seemed like a VERY short period of time, and even though McClintock tried to make Tegan seem distraught by it all, I just didn't sense any emotional depth. Also, the ending was WAY too short---Tegan solves her problem and BAM, less than half a page later, the book is over. No closure. No explanation of anything else. All in all, this book was pretty good, but it needed a lot more to it.

Cover: This cover is pretty cool, in my mind. I love how it's all faded and the colors are distorted, like it's some raw hipster photograph (although that has nothing to do with the book...). I also love the X's over her eyes; they add to the cover.

Overall Grade: B-

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