Saturday, July 2, 2011

Ivy's Review on Cryer's Cross

Cryer's Cross
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: February 8, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Source: Pulse It
Rating: Escapable
The smaller the town, the bigger the secrets.

Kendall loves her life in small town Cryer’s Cross, Montana, but she also longs for something more. She knows the chances of going to school in New York are small, but she's not the type to give up easily. Even though it will mean leaving Nico, the world's sweetest boyfriend, behind.

But when Cryer’s Cross is rocked by unspeakable tragedy, Kendall shoves her dreams aside and focuses on just one goal: help find her missing friends. Even if it means spending time with the one boy she shouldn't get close to... the one boy who makes her question everything she feels for Nico.

Determined to help and to stay true to the boy she's always loved, Kendall keeps up the search--and stumbles upon some frightening local history. She knows she can't stop digging, but Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried....
This review was updated on May 10, 2012.
The desk is the main point of the story. I love how they make it look like someone curved the title’s name into the desk.
She walks the hundreds of acres of her parents’ farm and beyond into the woods, wearily counting her steps through the potatoes and grain fields and trees. Counting, always counting something.
I have read Lisa McMann’s Wake Trilogy, and wanting more from her. Lucky, she came out with this one. Lisa McMann brings back the chills.

This book was AMAZING. Not even kidding. Amazing. When the first girl disappears, Kendall helps the town looking for her. But no luck. No one knows what happened to her.

When school starts, Kendall still thinks about her fellow classmate. Her empty desk is now taken by a new student. Kendall has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which makes her focuses on things most won’t. The only person who knows this besides her parents is Nico. Her boyfriend/best friend.

When Nico disappears, Kendall is determined to find out what happened. But just like the girl, there are no leads. Kendall goes to school and arranges the desks like she does every morning, but she notices someone has moved Nico’s desk. With that desk though, Kendall starts to hear Nico’s voice, asking for her help.

This is a creepy book with a strong female lead. I absolutely loved it. Kendall just never gave up on finding Nico. Every few chapters there will be chapter with creepy voices. They are coming from the desk. Whenever Kendall puts her hands on the desk, I felt shivers up and down my arms.
Lisa McMann has a new book that is more for the younger crowd called The Unwanteds

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