Monday, November 8, 2010
Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann - Reviewed
Author: Lisa McMann
Release Date: February 2011
Published by: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Target Age: Young Adult
Summary: The small town of Cryer’s Cross is rocked by tragedy when an unassuming freshman disappears without a trace. Kendall Fletcher wasn’t that friendly with the missing girl, but the angst wreaks havoc on her OCD-addled brain.
When a second student goes missing—someone close to Kendall’s heart—the community is in an uproar. Caught in a downward spiral of fear and anxiety, Kendall’s not sure she can hold it together. When she starts hearing the voices of the missing, calling out to her and pleading for help, she fears she’s losing her grip on reality. But when she finds messages scratched in a desk at school—messages that could only be from the missing student who used to sit there—Kendall decides that crazy or not, she’d never forgive herself if she didn’t act on her suspicions.
Something’s not right in Cryer’s Cross—and Kendall’s about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.
As a fan of Lisa McMann's Wake Trilogy Series I was very excited to read Cryer's Cross. I am excited to say that I wasn't at all disappointed. Kendall's OCD is heartbreaking and charming all at the same time. The relationships between the people in this amazingly small town are so touching. I absolutely loved the characters. The story itself kept me pretty spooked out the whole time I read it. I mentioned to a few people that saw me reading it that it reminded me of a Stephen King type story. Not gory at all just really creepy. I have to be very careful with this review because I don't want to give anything away. I highly recommend adding this to your must have list for February.