Friday, April 24, 2015

Prison Meets Ghosts :: The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
Published by Algonquin Young Readers on March 24, 2015

Summary: "On the outside, there’s Violet, an eighteen-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement.

On the inside, within the walls of the Aurora Hills juvenile detention center, there’s Amber, locked up for so long she can’t imagine freedom.

Tying their two worlds together is Orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls’ darkest mysteries . . .

What really happened on the night Orianna stepped between Violet and her tormentors? What really happened on two strange nights at Aurora Hills? Will Amber and Violet and Orianna ever get the justice they deserve—in this life or in another one?"

I don't even know what to say about this book.  It was a bit hard to get into the book.  For some reason (even after reading the front flap) I honestly didn't realize that the book had two narrators.  

The ending though.  I was shocked, and I had to read it a couple different times so I could fully understand the meaning.  I think that we needed one other major detail at the end of the book.  I liked the idea behind the ending, but I would have preferred that we have everything spelled out.

Disclosure: I borrowed a copy of this book from my local library.

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