Shepard, Sara The Amateurs (Amateurs, #1), 307 pgs. Freeform Books, 2016 (Disney). $17.99 Content: Language: R (77 swears; 6 “F”); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13.
Seneca and her friends, Maddox, Brett and Madison, are interested in a cold case about a girl named Helena. They decide to use their spring break to work on the case with Helena’s sister, Aerin. Someone doesn't want them delving into the case and they find trouble. And when all the sleuths come together they each have their own secrets and romance is brewing.
Shepard is the author of the Pretty Little Liars series. This book is hard to put down because the mystery unfolds so well. The characters have a lot of teen angst because of their pasts and although it is unbelievable that teenagers would do some of these things it was fun. The content includes underage drinking, drug use and heavy make out sessions. If the content/language was cleaner it would be advisable.
HS – OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.