Monday, August 20, 2012

Review: The Little Woods by McCormick Templeman

Are the woods behind St. Bede's Academy really haunted, or does bad stuff just happen there? When Calista Wood, a new student, arrives midway through her junior year, St. Bede's feels like a normal school . . . until she discovers that a girl had disappeared a couple of months earlier. Some kids think she ran away, others think she was murdered, but it's only when Cally starts digging around that she finds the startling truth.

Watch as Cally enters a world of privilege, weekend-long parties, high school romances, and . . . well-kept secrets. This page-turner will appeal to teens looking for a fast-paced thriller. Written in a voice at once gripping and crystal clear, debut novelist, McCormick Templeman, will take readers on a twisting and turning journey as only a "new girl" can experience.

Young Adult / Suspense

Date Published: 7/10/12

My Rating:

My Review:
This book really showed great promise but was just missing that little extra spark to keep readers interest. There were plot twists and there were surprises, but it all felt a little bland to me. 

The connection that should have been forged between the main character, Calista, and the reader just never happened for me which is disappointing. It's hard to get invested in a story when you dont connect with the characters.

The actual mystery and plot were great and the premise was great, I guess I just hoped for more from it. :(

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