Friday, March 18, 2011
She Said/She Saw by Norah McClintock
Tegan was in the backseat when her two best friends were gunned down in front of her. Was it an argument over drugs? An ongoing feud? Or something more random? Tegan says she didn't see who did it. Or know why. Nobody will believe her. Not the police; not her friends; not the families of the victims; and not even Kelly, her own sister. Is she afraid that the killer will come back? Or does she know more than she is saying?
Shunned at school and feeling alone, Tegan must sort through her memories and try to decide what is real and what is imagined. And in the end she must decide whether she has the strength to stand up and do the right thing
My thoughts through most of this book were "why is she not seeing a therapist" and "what about hypnosis" Although only one of these questions I had were touched upon, I spent most of this book thinking that her going back to school almost immediately after witnessing a double murder,and her mother and sister mostly exhibiting an uncaring attitude towards the situation was somewhat unrealistic.
The interesting part of this book is that it switches perspectives between the sisters in rotating chapters. Tegan's story is written in a normal novel format but Kelly's chapters are written as a reality show script type of writing. I have never seen anything like this before and found reading it was a very unique experience.
Overall this short novel was full of intense drama, interesting writing style and the constant question until the last page "what did she see?"
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