Thursday, August 11, 2011
Between by Jessica Warman
Published on August 2, 2011
Between, by Jessica Warman, is a dark mystery that follows Liz Valchar as she struggles to remember, as well as come to terms with her own death. After her rather illegal birthday party, on her dad's boat, Liz wakes up to find her dead body floating in the harbor. Before she can begin to understand what's happened, she meets Alex Berg, a schoolmate of her's who died a year earlier. Neither can remember the exact circumstances surrounding their deaths nor their lives. As Liz remembers her living self, she is unsure whether her former self had any depth of character. She was a petty, extremely popular, rich girl on the outside. However, part of Liz remembers herself as a grief-stricken, love-sick little girl who just anted to be liked. As the police try to understand what happened the night of her death, and question whether it was an accident or a carefully planned murder, Liz struggles with her own morality.
This novel is full of mystery, introspective questions, and suspense. I would highly recommend this book very highly to readers ages 13 to 17.
~Cassidy, Grade 10