Tuesday, August 2, 2011

all unquiet things by anna jarzab

It's been a year since Carly Ribelli was found murdered on a bridge in Northern California, supposedly at the hands of her uncle, but at least two people haven't gotten over it: her ex-boyfriend Neily and her cousin Audrey (daughter of the accused). The two of them join forces to find out what really happened, and the sordid details of Carly's demise rise to the surface, albeit rather slowly. Neily is the star of the show, and even though the tale is told via alternating chapters by Neily and Audrey, it is his voice that made me care about Carly and what happened to her. Give this to fans of Tim Wynne-Jones' The Uninvited. Don't miss Ms. Jarzab's website. Grade 9+