After the Woods
"Statistically speaking, girls like me don't come back when guys like Donald Jessup take us." Julia knows she beat the odds. She escaped the kidnapper who hunted her in the woods for two terrifying nights that she can't fully remember. Now it's one year later, and a dead girl turns up in those... show more
"Statistically speaking, girls like me don't come back when guys like Donald Jessup take us." Julia knows she beat the odds. She escaped the kidnapper who hunted her in the woods for two terrifying nights that she can't fully remember. Now it's one year later, and a dead girl turns up in those same woods. The terrible memories resurface, leaving Julia in a stupor at awkward moments-in front of gorgeous Kellan MacDougall, for example.At least Julia's not alone. Her best friend, Liv, was in the woods, too. When Julia got caught, Liv ran away. Is Liv's guilt over leaving Julia the reason she's starving herself? Is hooking up with Shane Cuthbert, an addict with an explosive temper, Liv's way of punishing herself for not having Julia's back? As the devastating truth about Liv becomes clear, Julia realizes the one person she thinks she knows best-Liv-is the person she knows least of all. And that after the woods was just the beginning.
Publish date: 2016-02-23
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Initial reaction: I might be the minority opinion on this one, but despite an interesting protagonist and beginning with intriguing details, the presentation of this mystery was severely disorganized and lacking for what it was trying to do. It took tangents that didn't really gel with the overarchi...
This took an entirely different turn than I had expected. Honestly, after the glut of books about girls lost in the woods that seem to be published or popular recently, it was nice to see the same hackneyed idea turned into something else. I enjoyed the ending being unexpected, though I am not com...
If you go to the actual post (http://yaatheart.booklikes.com/post/1347187/are-we-out-of-the-woods-yet) rather than reading this on the dashboard, there's a surprise at the end. :) SUMMARYA year ago, Julia Spunk sacrificed herself to save her best friend from a paroled predator in the woods. Now a ...