2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 4 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

REVIEW for Homicide Related

Thank you goes out to the wonderful Red Deer Press for sending me this book!

TITLE: Homicide Related

AUTHOR: Norah McClintock

GENRE: Mystery YA

RATING: 4 Stars

I had never read anything by this author before. This is actually a clever and fun read, featuring Ryan Dooley who is a YA with lots and lots of history. It seems as though life and karma just seem to "find" him wherever he goes. With having had his own troubles with drugs and prison, he is trying to find his way, but along the way he bumps into an old friend who will come in and challenge everything that Ryan has worked hard to become and to make Dooley question everything he knows believes. If this were not enough, Ryan's mom disappears and it seems as though there are alot of things that are going on - that other people seem to know about and won't share with him.

What I liked most about this book is the character of Ryan. He has learned his lessons from being hit over the head with the brick and is now trying to be a better version of himself. Yet, this is not always easy as Ryan finds himself struggling through all the events of his life (his past life trying to lure him back) and his concerns for his mother are all very real issues to him.

The author does a wonderful job of showing us what Ryan's head and heart are going through. He is, in no way, a goody-goody, but at the same time, I found a strength and light in the Ryan character that made me want to see him succeed.

This book is partly mystery but more importantly it is about a boy who has to make some very, very though choices in his life.

This is a good, good read.

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