ABOUT THE BOOK -
Orphans Astrid Chalke and Max Fisher meet when they’re sent to live at Wakefield, a residential and educational facility for teens with psychiatric and behavioral problems. Astrid’s roommate cuts herself with anything sharp she can get her hands on and Max’s roommate threatens him upon introduction. Just as Astrid and Max develop a strong bond and begin to adjust to the constant chaos surrounding them, a charming and mysterious resident of Wakefield named Teddy claims he has unexplainable abilities. Sometimes he can move things without touching them. Sometimes he can see people’s voices emanating from their mouths. Teddy also thinks that some of the Wakefield staff is on to him. At first, Astrid and Max think Teddy is paranoid, but Max’s strange, recurring dreams and a series of unsettling events force them to reconsider Teddy’s claims. Are they a product of his supposedly disturbed mind or is the truth stranger than insanity?
ABOUT THE AUTHORS -
MY REVIEW -Wow! This book definitely deserves a wow. This is the kind of book that people could either love or hate, as the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads reflect (it got very mixed reviews). But I - loved it! I don't know why, but I have always loved books that take place at - prisons, institutions, or boarding schools.
This book was crazy. You start out with a couple of teens entering the institution. The chapters take turns between several people but does focus mainly on two - Astrid and Max. I love when books do this, it really lets you get to know each of the characters better. I loved Astrid! I loved everything about her. Max, I wasn't too sure of, he was OK I just didn't love him at first. He did grow on me later though.
The character development was excellent all through the book. Even though focus on the characters kept changing they all stayed true to their individual personalities.
So - the book starts out in this "teen crazy home", it all seems kind of "normal" for a while. Then stuff starts to happen. And while I will not ruin the story for you, lets just say the paranormal $hit hits the fan!
This is a fun, crazy, and almost heartwarming (the way they make friends and support each other) story. When I read a book that makes me think "Wow, I can't wait to read the next book!" that's when I know it was good!
Thank you "Reading Addiction Blog Tours" for sending me this e-book to read and review!
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