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Title: Body in the Woods (Point Last Seen #1)
Author: April Henry
Publication Date: June 17, 2014
Synopsis: In this new series told from multiple perspectives, teen members of a search and rescue team discover a dead body in the woods.
Alexis, Nick, and Ruby have very different backgrounds: Alexis has spent her life covering for her mom’s mental illness, Nick’s bravado hides his fear of not being good enough, and Ruby just wants to pursue her eccentric interests in a world that doesn’t understand her. When the three teens join Portland County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, they are teamed up to search for a autistic man lost in the woods. What they find instead is a dead body. In a friendship that will be forged in danger, fear, and courage, the three team up to find the girl’s killer—before he can strike one of their own.
This first book in April Henry’s Point Last Seen YA mystery series is full of riveting suspense, putting readers in the middle of harrowing rescues and crime scene investigations
Why?: Mystery, suspense, and a story told from multiple perspectives? Count me in! I've never read anything by April Henry, but the synopsis was enough to draw me in.
Expectations: I'm honestly not sure what to expect. Definitely a murder mystery, but I'm not sure what else. I don't know how April writes or what will happen to the characters over the course of the book. I don't even know if I should expect this to be more of a horror book or not. I'm excited to be surprised!
Judging a book by its cover: I actually kind of like this cover. I love the ferns and how the girl's eye shadow matches them, and I like how you can't see most of her face. I also like how the font is white, since it stands out against the darker background. I think all of the green is enough to make this book stand out on a shelf, so I would probably pick it up if I saw it in a bookstore or library.