Thursday, December 6, 2007

Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy

Alice Tully is living a secret life. Six years ago, three little girls went out to play, but only two came back. One of the friends, JJ, was convicted of the crime but released when she turns seventeen. She was given a new name and life, one that was finally free of the fear and abandonment that shaped herearly years. But now the media is revisiting the story, a shady detective has turned up in Croydon looking for JJ, and Alice finds that her old life might always come back to haunt her.

This book was good and creepy. Cassidy doesn't shy away from seedier imagery and makes few excuses for JJ's behavior. It is a good character study, a swift read, and high interest. Yay.

3 Comments:

At January 2, 2008 at 9:46 AM , Blogger Patty said...

This book did make me think! It gives the other side of the story about a young killer. However, as bad as JJ's life was, I find it a little incredible that she committed such a heinous crime and served only 6 years for it. It is a compelling story but I have to give it a NAY.

 
At January 15, 2008 at 10:00 AM , Blogger Iris said...

I thought that Right Behind You, by Gail Giles was a much more impressive story of life after committing murder as a child. NAY.

 
At January 15, 2008 at 10:40 AM , Blogger Anne Keller said...

Wow, the plot sounded great for his one but I say Nay also. Too many other good books.

 

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