About the Book:
Sixteen-year old Anna Sullivan is having terrible dreams of a massacre at her school. Anna’s father is a mentally unstable veteran, her mother vanished when Anna was five, and Anna might just chalk the dreams up to a reflection of her crazy waking life — except that Tyler Marsh, the most popular guy at the school and Anna’s secret crush, is having the exact same dream.
Despite the gulf between them in social status, Anna and Tyler connect, first in the dream and then in reality. As the dreams reveal more, with clues from the school social structure, quantum physics, probability, and Anna's own past, Anna becomes convinced that they are being shown the future so they can prevent the shooting…
If they can survive the shooter — and the dream.
Based on the short story "The Edge of Seventeen," winner of the ITW Thriller award.
I must say that I really enjoyed this book. I thought the voice it was written in was so different. I like that it was written as Anna's thoughts for the most part. There wasn't a lot of dialog between characters and I was okay with that. Anna's thoughts were realistic and believable. I think that way sometimes so I could relate to her. I did however have a hard time relating to Tyler. There was just too much mystery surrounding him and I didn't get to know him as must as I was hoping to. Overall the relationship between Anna and Tyler worked for me.
The subject of the book is a dark one. Dealing with the possibility of a school massacre is a tough subject that may hit close to home for some. There was a lot of violence in this book though it is portrayed through a dream state. I liked that math and science were brought into the mix in order to add more mystery and to make a puzzle out of everything. It kept me guessing as to what would happen next.
The biggest downfall for me with this book was the ending. It ended suddenly and left me wondering what just happened. I needed more of an ending and some closure. I guess I will have to imagine my own ending.
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