Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
I’ve been hearing lots about this book, so when I saw it in my Kobo bookstore for less than $3 I jumped on it and bought it right away. Since reading books like Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, I’ve really become a fan of these sort of mystery/thriller books and this one did not disappoint.
This is the first book of Kimberly McCreight’s that I’ve read, but I will definitely be checking out her other titles.
Without giving away too much this book is about a single mother who gets a call that her daughter is in trouble at school, and by the time she gets to the school she finds that her daughter is dead, from supposed suicide. Reconstructing Amelia is basically just that, reconstructing the timeline before her death, through texts, emails and Facebook.
This is the first book in a long time that I just couldn’t stop reading. I read it over the weekend in a day and a half, I could not put it down. I felt that McCreight did a good job of exploring the dark side of life as a high school girl, especially now with all the social media aspects. Between bullying, dealing with friends and dating, and the pressures of academic performance she painted a full picture of life as a teenage girl.
All in all I think it was a good quick read that I’ve already recommended to my girlfriends. Now I’m on the hunt for my next book…any recommendations?