Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann - Ashley's Pre-Reading

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Title: Cryer's Cross
Author: Lisa McMann
Year Published: 2011

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Kendall loves her life in small town Cryer's Cross, Montana, but she also longs for something more. She knows the chances of going to school in New York are small, but she's not the type to give up easily. Even though it will mean leaving Nico, the world's sweetest boyfriend, behind.

But when Cryer's Cross is rocked by unspeakable tragedy, Kendall shoves her dreams aside and focuses on just one goal: help find her missing friends. Even if it means spending time with the one boy she shouldn't get close to... the one boy who makes her question everything she feels for Nico.

Determined to help and to stay true to the boy she's always loved, Kendall keeps up the search--and stumbles upon some frightening local history. She knows she can't stop digging, but Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried...

Why?: I've read several of Lisa McMann's books and enjoyed them all, so I was excited when I stumbled across this one. I want to know what the "unspeakable tragedy" is, and what all the buried secrets are. The synopsis is so intriguing, I can't help but want to read this book.

Expectations: I have kind of high expectations for this book, since I've read some of McMann's other books. I think it will be an easy read, but still have lots of twists and excellent character building and development. Maybe even a supernatural element? 

Judging a book by its cover: This cover is actually pretty simplistic. The desk does stand out against the dark background, but I don't know if it's enough to catch my eye. If I saw it on a shelf, I might pick it up, but no guarantees. 


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