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Saturday, February 5, 2011

(17)Cryers Cross by Lisa McMann

Cryers Cross is the highly anticipated new Young Adult novel by Lisa McMann.

Set in the small Montana town of Cryers Cross, the town is still reeling from the unexplained disappearance of seventeen year old, Tiffany. The small community went through the whole summer on edge, and continuously on the lookout. Now it is fall and school is starting without Tiffany. Kendall Fletcher is living with her OCD and loving life with her best friend, Nico. They are planning out the rest of their lives,when Nico suddenly goes missing, just like Tiffany. Once again the whole town gathers to search for Nico and Kendall feels as if her whole world is crumbling. Who would do this? What does transfer student, Jacian, have to do with the disappearances and why is Kendall hearing voices when she gets near Nico's desk at school?

Cryers Cross is a horror/thriller Young Adult novel with supernatural undertones. I thought it was good, not great. I didn't feel as if the characters were as developed as they could have been. BUT, that could be because I am an adult and this novel is written for the much younger crowd. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a bit jaded when it comes to the "horror" genre and it takes a LOT to scare me. I can very easily see where a sixteen year old would need to sleep with the lights on after reading Cryers Cross. There is nothing graphic or gory, it is all psychological. Not scary enough for adults, but plenty scary for teens and pre-teens. Cryers Cross will be in all of your favorite bookstores on Tuesday.


Anonymous said...

i loved this book ^_^