Friday, June 10, 2016

You Were Here by Cori McCarthy

Book Synopsis(via Goodreads):

On the anniversary of her daredevil brother's death, Jaycee attempts to break into Jake's favorite hideout—the petrifying ruins of an insane asylum. Joined by four classmates, each with their own brand of dysfunction, Jaycee discovers a map detailing her brother's exploration and the unfinished dares he left behind.

As a tribute to Jake, Jaycee vows to complete the dares, no matter how terrifying or dangerous. What she doesn't bargain on is her eccentric band of friends who challenge her to do the unthinkable: reveal the parts of herself that she buried with her brother.

***Many thanks to Net Galley and Sourcebooks Fire for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. ***

This insomniac's opinion: 

In many ways, I enjoyed this novel. I think it did talk about death in a way that young people probably resonate with. I loved the characters, although I feel like I could've gotten to know Jaycee in particular a little more in depth. 

Overall, I think that it is a book that will be loved by teenage girls and may be a hit or miss for older readers. 


3 stars 

Worth staying up all night to read?


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