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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Reconstructing Amelia

Book #34 Read in 2013
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Kate, an attorney, receives a phone call from her daughter Amelia's school saying that Amelia is being suspended for cheating on an English paper.  By the time Kate arrives at the school to pick Amelia up, Amelia is dead--an apparent suicide from jumping off the school's roof.  Kate wants to know why Amelia would do such a thing and begins looking into her daughter's life. . . and finding out that many things were unknown to her about Amelia and her activities.  This makes Kate wonder if it was really a suicide and with the help of a police detective, she reopens the investigation.

This book was an excellent read.  There were many twists and turns in this book that kept me reading.  The characters were flawed yet interesting.  The message of bullying and its effects on teenagers was powerful.  This was the author's first book but I will keep an eye out for more from her.  I heartily recommend reading this book.

I received this book from the Amazon Vine program in exchange for a review.

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