New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight raises the stakes in the second book of the heart-pounding Outliers trilogy, a uniquely speculative story about secrets, betrayal, and a world where one small group of people are blessed—or cursed—with an incredible power.
Wylie may have escaped the camp in Maine, but she is far from safe. The best way for her to protect herself is to understand her ability, fast. But after spending a lifetime trying to ignore her own feelings, giving in to her ability to read other peoples’ emotions is as difficult as it is dangerous.
And Wylie isn’t the only one at risk. Ever since they returned home, Jasper has been spiraling, wracked with guilt over what happened to Cassie. After all they’ve been through together, Wylie and Jasper would do anything for each other, but she doesn’t know if their bond is strong enough to overcome demons from the past.
It is amid this uncertainty and fear that Wylie finds herself confronted with a choice. She was willing to do whatever it took to help Cassie, but is she prepared to go to the same extremes to help complete strangers . . . even if they are just like her?
About the Author
Kimberly McCreight is the author of the New York Times bestseller Reconstructing Amelia, which was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Alex Awards, and the USA Today bestseller Where They Found Her. She attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters. Visit her online at www.kimberlymccreight.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins for the opportunity to read and review The Scattering by Kimberly McCreight. This sequel begins where The Outliers left off then jumps ahead to six months later. Jasper and Wylie both feel guilty about Cassie. Wylie tries to save Jasper from jumping off a bridge after Jasper's mom says she's worried about him. Wylie gets to the bridge and while she's looking for Jasper, police show up and arrest her, assuming she's going to jump. Wylie finds herself in a hospital with other other Outliers, all young women, and the girls are told lies about why they have been committed as patients. People are constantly deceiving Wylie, or trying to and the most information she seems to get is half truth. Needless to say, Wylie doesn't trust easily. She has a difficult time trusting her feelings also, because she's an Outlier, but she's learning to tell the difference between her feelings and other people's feelings. This sequel has a floor-dropping ending also and I'm beginning to think that is the author's writing style. 4 stars for another book full of mystery!
I loved this book........it is impossible to put down, once started. In particular, I liked the development of Wylie's understanding of what it means to be an "Outlier", both the responsibilities and the burdens. There are so many twists and turns in the plot which I haven't yet understood, but there's a third book coming to help me out !
No, no, NO! I have so many questions left and already the book is over. The first book in this series was really good, but I liked this one even more. It is fast paced and full of action and suspense. Poor Wylie, is there someone she can trust? Things she can believe? What about her father? I'm starting to suspect that he is way more involved in this than Wylie wants to believe. There must be a reason Rachel is so annoyingly persistent in hanging around him. It feels like every character in this book is not telling the truth, not being genuine and definitely not who they seems to be. Friend? Foe? Who can tell? How will Wylie solve her problems and adapt to this new reality about her mother? And what about the girl they call Kelsey? Who is she and what is she up to? I can't wait for the next book to come out, I need answers asap. If you haven't started this series I highly recommend to get the first book "The Outliers" and get reading now. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK!