Two years ago, fifteen-year-old Jamie Henry breathed a sigh of relief when a judge sentenced his older sister to juvenile detention for burning down their neighbor's fancy horse barn. The whole town did. Because Crazy Cate Henry used to be a nice girl. Until she did a lot of bad things. Like... show more
Two years ago, fifteen-year-old Jamie Henry breathed a sigh of relief when a judge sentenced his older sister to juvenile detention for burning down their neighbor's fancy horse barn. The whole town did. Because Crazy Cate Henry used to be a nice girl. Until she did a lot of bad things. Like drinking. And stealing. And lying. Like playing weird mind games in the woods with other children. Like making sure she always got her way. Or else. But today Cate got out. And now she’s coming back for Jamie. Because more than anything, Cate Henry needs her little brother to know this one simple truth: she’s not the crazy one and never has been. He is.
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT
Jamie's sister, Cate, was sent to juvie two years ago for burning a barn down. Jamie couldn't help but be relieved when she was sent away. Right before the incident, Cate had started doing a lot of bad things. But she's out now. And she wants to talk to Jamie. Cate has something to tell him. Somethi...
Wow, this book was not what I expected or wanted it to be. I got this bad vibe about Jamie the minute I started to read about him. I don’t know what it was; I just didn’t trust the guy. When he gets word that his sister Cate is getting released, he becomes anxious and intense. Her two years in the d...
A few weeks ago, Ruth Graham lit some fires with her incendiary rant in Slate about how adults should be embarrassed to read YA. She accused YA of escapism, instant gratification, and nostalgia, and claimed YA novels tended to have uniformly satisfying endings. Some do, sure. But the level of YA com...
Initial reaction: Word to the wise: the less you know about this book, the better it'll probably seem to you. The writing was very good, and I'll admit I really liked turns of the book where I followed Jamie through his meandering quest to discover his past and navigating the convoluted hints his si...