Wednesday, March 30, 2011

McMann, Lisa. Cryer's Cross.

McMann, Lisa Cryer's Cross
Simon Pulse see Simon & Schuster 2011 240p 16.99
978-1-4169-9481-7 secondary VG-BN

Two young students from the small, fictional town of Cryer╒s Cross, Montana go missing. Kendall, an OCD senior who attends the one room high school begins to question the mysterious writing she finds as she compulsively arranges the classroom every day, and the ╘voices╒ in her head. The new boy in town, Jacian, an avid soccer player just like Kendall, eventually helps Kendall to solve the question of the two missing students in this supernatural mystery.
This fast-paced novel draws the reader in early on when we discover that the protagonist, Kendall, suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Thus, while the plot revolves around the disappearance of the two students, the author also gives us some insight into the daily nuances inherent in being an OCD teenager. It was also nice to read about relationships between teenagers that were for the most part positive and supportive. While the subject and manner of this book could not be called delightful, this was a delightful read because it is well written, fast-paced and descriptive. Supernatural Fisher, Lynn

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