Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Book Review #424 - Looking for JJ (Jennifer Jones #1) by Anne Cassidy


Three children walked away from the cottages on the edge of town toward Berwick Waters. Later that day, only two of them came back. Alice Tully knows exactly what happened that spring day six years ago, though it’s still hard for her to believe it. She’ll never be able to forget, even though she’s trying to lead a normal life—she has a job, friends, and a boyfriend whom she adores. But Alice’s past is dangerous, and violent, and sad... and it’s about to rip her new life apart.

My Rating: 5/5

I received this book for review from Scholastic Australia.

The first part of the book was a bit slow with Alice explaining her current life with confusing flashbacks to her past. She is constantly worrying in this part and that kind of annoyed me.

The second part of the book was my favourite part as that is where I became completely absorbed in the story. It was interesting to see Jennifer's unstable childhood through the eyes of a 10 year old as she was often oblivious to the selfish nature of her mother.

Alice and Jennifer were both written in such a way that you felt anger at what they did but sad for them at the same time.

The whole romantic aspect of the book never really added anything to the story but created a startling scene at the end when Alice reveals her past to her boyfriend.

The last portion of the book deals with Alice's past catching up to her. She once again is forced to abandon everything and everyone she knows and is once again alone like she has been virtually her entire life.

This book leads pretty well into the sequel. There are a few things I would like answers to. Like Kate's mother and Lucy and her family.

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