Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Review: Sketchy


Sketchy (Bea Catcher Chronicles, #1)
Olivia Samms
Amazon Children Publishing
A popular cheerleader—raped, beaten, and left for dead. An edgy outsider with a gift. Can they team up to catch a killer?

Bea’s life has been a mess ever since she got kicked out of private school and sent to rehab. Now clean, Bea is starting over at Packard High School, in a city shaken from two assaults on young women. The latest victim, Willa Pressman—the one who survived—doesn’t remember a thing. But Bea has a disturbing new “skill”: she can see—and then draw—images from other people’s minds. And when she looks at Willa, Bea is shocked by what she sketches. Bea might be the only one who knows Willa’s secrets—and who can take down the killer before he strikes again.
My Review : This book was so good I did not put it down. I finished this in three hours. I did not know I could read that fast. I must admit this book deals with a lot of heavy subjects. ( Rape, drug use and murder) it also has a strong lead character to show to face the demons. Bea Catcher is a wonderful role model for kids, not the drugs use, but her choosing not to use and fighting the urge everyday give readers a glance into a life they do not want, without having to live through it. Bea shows courage and strength that amazes me. There were time I forgot I was reading a YA book and I loved that. I was so drawn into the story my pulse quickened at just the right moments and I felt the pressures Bea had to face.  This book is great for older YA readers (15 and up ) I can't wait for the next one to come out.

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