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A group of kids make up a secret symbols to talk to one another. When their symbols lead them to a dead body, they wonder who else knows about their language. Years later someone is hunting them down one by one.
This was not the book I was expecting. The story is told in alternating timelines, but in each one we follow our main protagonist.
This book was very slow and really dull. This was clearly not the book for me. There wasn’t too many plot twist that caught me off guard.
But what had me interested in this book was the fact that it was on a handful of most anticipated lists and it was selected for Book of the Month Club. So I was really excited to get my hands on this book, but it just left me so unsatisfied.
While Eddie witnessed a freak accident and found a dead body, this didn’t feel like a coming of age story or a really gory one. There just wasn't enough character development for me. For the majority of this book I felt like Eddie was still stuck in his middle grade mindset.
He felt like a very insecure boy and he grew up to be a very insecure man. I felt like the majority of the book was him reacting to the world around him rather than trying to make any active change.
I gave this book a D.
I think I am done with “thrillers/mysteries” for a while.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.