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The Edge of Nowhere (Edge of Nowhere Series #1)

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5 out of 6 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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5 out of 13 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 June 5, 2013

    Disappointed.

    Disappointed.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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