Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Everyone We've Been by Sarah Everett-ADVISABLE

Everett, Sarah, Everyone We’ve Been. Penguin Random House, 2016. $17.99. Language: PG-13 (79 swears, 10 “f”s), Mature Content: PG-13 (1 off page sex scene, 1 on-page implied sex scene), Violence: G

When Addison Sullivan gets in a bus accident, she starts seeing a boy her age everywhere. No one else, however, can see him. When she goes to a brain research clinic called Overton, she finds out she’s been there at least once before, but has no memory of it. Who is the boy she keeps seeing? Is he a ghost? Why did she go to Overton before? Are they connected?

At the times the character’s motives are questionably believable, but they are intriguing and draw the reader into the story. Told between two timelines, the plot is well-written and hard to put down. The conclusion is slight unsatisfying, but ties up loose ends and show the main character’s growth. Fans of realistic fiction with supernatural elements, mystery, and self-discovery novels will enjoy reading this book.

MS. OPTIONAL, HS. ADVISABLE. Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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