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Three years after losing her brother Luka in a school shooting, Skye Gilchrist is moving home. But there's no sympathy for Skye and her family because Luka wasn't a victim; he was a shooter. Jesse Mandal knows all too well that the scars of the past don't heal easily. The shooting cost Jesse his brother and his best friend--Skye. Ripped apart by tragedy, Jesse and Skye can't resist reopening the mysteries of their past. But old wounds hide darker secrets. And the closer Skye and Jesse get to the truth of what happened that day, the closer they get to a new killer.
Publisher: New York : Crown Children's Books, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399550362
Call Number: TEEN F ARMS
Characteristics: 371 p. ; 22 cm


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JCLEmmaF Jun 18, 2018

Luka was a school shooter, straight and simple. Three years after his death in the school, Skye must return to the ill-fated school, facing students while the memory is all too fresh. Intertwined with her complicated relationship with her ex-best friend Jesse, Skye navigates this increasing dangerous and complicated terrain. A complex and emotional thriller.

I am intrigued by stories about siblings and significant others of people who have committed relevant crimes, such as school shootings or rape. I think it is a deeply important, ignored, and relevant concept that pushes us to deal with the complexity of empathy. This book didn't necessarily disappoint on this front, but it's definitely more of a thriller than I had anticipated; which kept me reading. And reading. And reading, into the night, after making sure the doors were locked.

I have quite a bit to say about this book, a lot of mixed feelings, but definitely would recommend to anyone wanting a thriller and strong, diverse females!

DCLteens Apr 30, 2018

I thought this was a well done thriller that also explored the grief, guilt and healing after a school shooting.


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