Monday, June 11, 2012

Book It - To The Power Of Three

This week’s featured book:

To The Power Of Three
Author: Laura Lippman


Josie, Perri, and Kat have been inseparable best friends since third grade — the athlete, the brilliant, acerbic drama queen, and the popular beauty with a heart that is open to all around her. They live in an affluent suburb of Baltimore and enjoy privileges many teenagers are denied. But on the final day of school one of them brings a gun with her. And when the police break down the door of the high school girls’ bathroom, locked from the inside, they find two of the friends wounded, one of them critically — and the third girl is dead.

From one of the most acclaimed authors of crime fiction writing today comes a novel breathtaking in its emotional depth — a riveting, powerful, provocative, and consistently surprising tale of secrets, friendship, and betrayal that brilliantly illuminates a dark and chilling event with startling clarity and unique empathy.

My Comments:

This story is a mixture of coming-of-age story, psychological suspense and murder mystery. It is laid out in a series of flashbacks going all the way back to the third grade, showing the development and changes of the girls along the way. It’s a heartrending novel about childhood friendship and the perils of growing up with characters that are realistic and familiar.

This isn’t the greatest page-turner I’ve ever read, and the ending is slightly anticlimactic, but it is an easy, interesting read that is perfect for that rainy day or that long soak in the bathtub.

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