Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight - NO

McCreight, Kimberly The Outliers, 334 pgs. HarperCollins Children’s Books (HarperCollins Publishers), 2016. $18.99 Language – R (112 swears, 24 “f”), Mature Content – PG13; Violence – PG13; 

Mental illness runs in Wylie’s family, and Wylie has developed a fear of dying in a hospital like her aunt ever since Wylie started seeing a therapist a few years ago. While there might have been improvements before, things have just been getting worse since Wylie’s mother died. Now Wylie hasn’t left the house in three weeks, and she doesn’t plan on stepping outside ever again—until her best friend goes missing and contacts Wylie for help.

I would have put The Outliers down after the first few chapters if I hadn’t committed to read it for this review. The lack of explanations for what was going on was confusing to the point that I stopped caring. Too many lies were presented as truth, and I couldn’t keep them straight enough to understand where the story was trying to go, which led to frustration at not knowing what to believe.

HS – NO. Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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