Release Date: 6 January 2011
Publisher: Quercus Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Format: Soft Cover
Author: Cat Clarke
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'The same questions whirl round and round in my head:What does he want from me?How could I have let this happen?AM I GOING TO DIE?'17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got there.As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see?Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?
Well firstly I would like to say that this book was absolutely stunningly wonderful beyond measure! It had me hooked right from the beginning and Cat Clarke sure knows how to write a gripping book.
I love the main character Grace; I found little pieces of myself in her and could easily relate to her.
This book was extremely well written and it had me so addicted that I read it within two hours! The title is very thought provoking and really adds to the whole concept of the story in my opinion. It helps to create a mood that certainly fits the book. Another thing that really suites the book is the cover: the cover is absolutely wonderful and I could stare at it for hours on end but what captured my attention was that it was a really beautiful cover that was the perfect shell for such a beautifully dreadful story that is really well written.
I really like the fact that this book was hauntingly beautiful and very thought provoking with such interesting concepts that were well thought out and applied. One thing I really did love and sort of hate about this book was its ending, it was sad for me to watch the story end and find out that it was a stand alone book, but I also loved it because you could interpret it however you wanted and it really does leave you thinking about those last words once you finish the book!
I would like to say thank you to Cat Clarke for creating such a wonderfully heart touching story that is haunting yet beautiful and had me on the edge of my seat.