Saturday, July 9, 2016
The Outliers/Kimberly McCreight/336 pgs.
If I had realized that this was the beginning of a new YA series, I wouldn't have been so surprised by the ending! That being said, this book grabs you from the first page. Teenage Wylie receives an ominous text from her best friend, Cassie, asking for help. That might not seem so unusual except for a couple of things: Wylie and Cassie have been on the outs for quite awhile, and the request for help comes from Cassie's boyfriend, Jasper (who Wylie can't stand), and Cassie can't tell them her exact location. Cassie's mom and Wylie's dad are out looking for Cassie when Jasper shows up on Wylie's doorstep with the above information. On top of all of this, Wylie is still coping with the death of her mother. If this seems jumbled up, it's because this book travels at a breakneck pace--I read it in two days because I wanted to see where it would all end. Needless to say, I am looking forward to the next installment! Highly recommended!