October 22, 2012

Review: Unraveling (Unraveling #1) by Elizabeth Norris

Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed--as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows--with every fiber of her being--that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.
But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something--but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened--the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life--points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets--and keep from falling in love with him in the process.
Norris did a really great job writing this book. It keeps you guessing the entire time. It's not a book where you know the ending on page 32, you don't know how it ends until The End. When I got to the last page, I was disappointed because it's one of those books where you don't want it to stop. I can see Unraveling becoming a movie someday. Of course, when you leave the movie you'll say ʺthe book was better.ʺ This book could be appealing to many types of readers, including those who like to read about romance, the existence of other universes, and mysteries.  
Publisher-Balzer + Bray
Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by~Destiny Beaudoin (Student at Franklin High School)
~Thank you to the Publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book Program!~


1 comment:

  1. I have been meaning to read this one! I love that you think it would make a good movie. I love books like that. :)

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books


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