I really enjoyed Reconstructing Amelia. I listened to the book on audiobook and I don't think I've devoured one this long (12.5hrs) as fast as I did ever. This is the kind of book I was looking for when I read We Were Liars. It had a Gossip Girl edge to it that kept it fascinating and I loved the way it showcases bullying in school. The double POV was a really good idea mixed in with social media and texts every once and a while. It was definitely a smart book.
I loved that Reconstructing Amelia also had two extremely strong female characters. Both Amelia and her mother Kate are phenomenal women. However, it also shows the cruelty of girls in high school.
The twists are pretty good, even though you might see them coming. There's still enough doubt though that makes the book a compelling read. Reconstructing Amelia in the end is a good, quick, and enticing read. I would read more by McCreight.
Yes, it met my expectations, I enjoyed it but it did lack a little depth overall- good story & narration. Enjoyable
I love literary fiction and I occasionally delve into non-fiction. I love books that are suspenseful and am really into well-told stories.
I'm guessing teenage girls might like this, but after 15 minutes of the snivelling voice actress, I gave up. I don't wanna go back to high school with this group of people.
If any of the characters didn't have a secret. All of the characters having BIG secrets made the plot unrealistic.
The concept was interesting and it did start good conversations for book club regarding cyber bullying and the effect on children.
I am truly disappointed in how this book ended. I loved the story up until the last couple of chapters. It all became too soft and it felt like a let down. Other than the ending I enjoyed it.
The story, it self, was at times far fetched but still enjoyable. I particularly liked Amelia's POV. I think this particular book would be much better if read with the eyes instead of with this audio book. The narrator, who I initially thought was doing a pretty good job, seemed to fall far short when it came to giving voice to the teenager girls. Every one of them was whiny and sarcastic - constantly.
I think it really took away from my enjoyment of the book.
At the beaches at last
I can't think of anyone who would like this book
From beginning to end
It's like listening to whining in the high school gym