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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Elizabeth George enters the Young Adult genre with her wonderful

Elizabeth George enters the Young Adult genre with her wonderfully suspenseful novel, The Edge of Nowhere. The story is equal parts mysterious and romantic to create the perfect beginning to a series centered around perception and truth.

Fourteen-year-old Becca King fi...
Elizabeth George enters the Young Adult genre with her wonderfully suspenseful novel, The Edge of Nowhere. The story is equal parts mysterious and romantic to create the perfect beginning to a series centered around perception and truth.

Fourteen-year-old Becca King finds herself transported from San Diego to Whidbey Island, hiding from her sinister stepfather and waiting for her mother to find a safe sanctuary. The moment she steps foot on the remote island, the carefully laid out plans for Becca become awry and Becca has to make the best of a situation gone from unfavorable to downright unpleasant. The story's mild pace builds reader anticipation as an unexpected accident throws island residents into chaos; friends cast around blame and suspicion and secrets are subtly revealed.

The wide range of colorful characters Becca meets on Whidbey provide entertainment and a reason to get involved with the outcome of the story. George's cast of characters are engaging, either deserving sympathy and devotion or a great wind to knock sense into them. The story is told in multiple perspectives, so readers are able to feel a medley of personalities. For instance, Becca is more mature for a fourteen-year-old on the run from a criminal than expected, giving her a more relatable connection, Seth is a little lost in life but filled with good intentions, and Derric is filled with promise that readers will hope to see more of in the series' future. As there are in most books, this one features characters like Hayley and Jenn that will raise eyebrows and cause readers to question their actions, reasoning, or sanity.

George's ability to describe life on Whidbey Island, relationships, and interactions is astounding and familiar. It's not difficult to sink into the story, or become eager to crawl into Becca's shoes. The Edge of Nowhere is a novel that can be experienced by any measure of readers!

*ARC provided through LibraryThing Early Reviewers program in exchange for an honest review*

posted by Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks on September 4, 2012

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9 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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Why do some posters feel the need to write a mini bookl trlling every detail of the book? Ok, so you were given the book in exchange for an honest review. Does that mean you have to spoil it for othets? Stop with the plot spoilers already. Just state if u liked the book...
Why do some posters feel the need to write a mini bookl trlling every detail of the book? Ok, so you were given the book in exchange for an honest review. Does that mean you have to spoil it for othets? Stop with the plot spoilers already. Just state if u liked the book or not.

posted by 8888649 on September 8, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

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    Why do some posters feel the need to write a mini bookl trlling every detail of the book? Ok, so you were given the book in exchange for an honest review. Does that mean you have to spoil it for othets? Stop with the plot spoilers already. Just state if u liked the book or not.

    9 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

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    Elizabeth George enters the Young Adult genre with her wonderful

    Elizabeth George enters the Young Adult genre with her wonderfully suspenseful novel, The Edge of Nowhere. The story is equal parts mysterious and romantic to create the perfect beginning to a series centered around perception and truth.

    Fourteen-year-old Becca King finds herself transported from San Diego to Whidbey Island, hiding from her sinister stepfather and waiting for her mother to find a safe sanctuary. The moment she steps foot on the remote island, the carefully laid out plans for Becca become awry and Becca has to make the best of a situation gone from unfavorable to downright unpleasant. The story's mild pace builds reader anticipation as an unexpected accident throws island residents into chaos; friends cast around blame and suspicion and secrets are subtly revealed.

    The wide range of colorful characters Becca meets on Whidbey provide entertainment and a reason to get involved with the outcome of the story. George's cast of characters are engaging, either deserving sympathy and devotion or a great wind to knock sense into them. The story is told in multiple perspectives, so readers are able to feel a medley of personalities. For instance, Becca is more mature for a fourteen-year-old on the run from a criminal than expected, giving her a more relatable connection, Seth is a little lost in life but filled with good intentions, and Derric is filled with promise that readers will hope to see more of in the series' future. As there are in most books, this one features characters like Hayley and Jenn that will raise eyebrows and cause readers to question their actions, reasoning, or sanity.

    George's ability to describe life on Whidbey Island, relationships, and interactions is astounding and familiar. It's not difficult to sink into the story, or become eager to crawl into Becca's shoes. The Edge of Nowhere is a novel that can be experienced by any measure of readers!

    *ARC provided through LibraryThing Early Reviewers program in exchange for an honest review*

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 14, 2014

    I have read every book in the Lynley Series.  They have been goo

    I have read every book in the Lynley Series.  They have been good, to excellent to exceptional.  And, there are more and more unlikely plot turns.  No character development of any kind!  I know Lynley and Havers.  I have a hard time believing that Ms. George wrote this book.  I finally had to put it down at about Page 130.  The premise is unusual and life is often unusual.  However, these characters are pathetically stupid from the outset.  Then they keep running into more stupid folks.  Not a one acts in close to a believable manner.  And, the plot has way too many conspicuous coincidences.  Pure ridiculousness.  Will not purchase anymore in this series.  Did Ms. George really write this?  Very poor book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Engaging & well paced.

    I've enjoyed Elizabeth George books for a number of years but this, her first ya book, is my favourite.

    The characters are engaging & the story is complex.

    Additionally, I know Langley quite well and she has done it justice. The colours, sites, feelingsof the village & stores are beautifully described.

    I strongly recommend.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Paranormal edge

    Was wonderful to come across. Elizabeth George writes another book with suspense and a child who runs........ What else could you possibly want? How about some romance?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Good book

    It is a great book and full of suspense, though a little confusing at times. I recomend this book to all young adults who love a good read of action and adventure!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    I can see why people thought this book was a bit dumbed down. It

    I can see why people thought this book was a bit dumbed down. It does read like an adult novel + there's hardly any "gutter" language. Only in the dialogue was there cussing. And teens do not say "chick" as much as Mrs. George probably thinks.
    Other things that probably did annoy readers was the "broken" thoughts of others. Most of the thoughts were a few words at a time and sometimes you have no idea what George is trying to hint at. And the trees. Long descriptions of trees. the mysteriousness of the island sounds pretty, bute better. if it had teen humor the book would b
    However, I say that the characters + plot do have a bit of promise. Plot dragged 4 a while, but she still kept the suspense (kinda) going. the teenage drama seemed realistic.
    All in all, the book keeps the reader guessing and the quick plot + characters can keep readers wanting to keep at least reading. It's not a bad book, but it does have its ups and downs.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    Ok

    I'm a HUGE Elizabeth George fan and thought I would enjoy this just as much as her Lynley series.....not to take away from this story, but this was written for YOUNG TEENS and caters to them. So anyone thinking you'll get something similar to her Scotland Yard series should be mindful that it's for YOUNG TEENS and it reads like it to.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2015

    The Edge of Nowhere The book was great I think it was okay I wou

    The Edge of Nowhere
    The book was great I think it was okay I would rate this book 3 stars because it was okay it had a little bit of swearing in it so I think that a 14 year old should read this. The book is about a girl that her mom sent her off to a house that she thought the woman died and said I’m sorry for your lose to her husband. And a chapter later it said that she had to sleep with dogs in there dog pen and then she got up early and got on her bike and rode down to a store that wasn’t open and she tried to open the doors and it was locked up then a guy came out and said sorry we aren’t open till two hours and he was taking out the trash and looked at it and he said no way you aren’t going to look in it and see if theres food and then he let her go in and make herself a sandwich. And then she just keeps riding her bike and finds a cliff that leads to nowhere.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2014

    Kits

    "Watch yourself, fool! You are no longer safe." The she called out before turning to the other kit. "She knows not of the fate she has brought upon herself, brother."

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Disappointed.

    Disappointed.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2013

    First; Iwas excited to see Elizabeth George in eBook. Hope to find her latest one in eBook available too.

    Am reading this eBook now. And, as usual, I do enjoy reading Elizabeth George's books. Glad I bought it. Am sure many more readers will enjoy this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    very different

    Having read all of Elizabeth George's book, I was surprised at this one because it is so very different from her others. I really liked it but was disappointed at the abrupt ending. It is an excellent read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Fair to good read

    Good character development but the ending was disappointing to me. Too many loose ends that were not tied up. I think this would have made it a better story. Almost like the author was setting you up for a sequel.

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