Why is this book, only four hundred pages, packed with so many irrelevant details and people that end up being utterly pointless? I was expelled from the university at a younger age than most people are allowed in. She's so innocent in everything she does, so earnestly good but completely naive. Amelia mysterious texter fried Ben is really William her father that she doesn't know about pretending to be a 16 year old kid to get to know her. Or even about how everyone magically reveals their secrets within the last few pages, wrapping up all of the loose ends in a convenient little bow. If so, probably would be audiobook I guess we have to thank Gillian Flynn for making the literary thriller one of the hot new genres. In reality, they'd nothing except make her feel as if she were underwater. This life-changing Audible Original features a powerful mix of one-on-one life-coaching sessions and a personal narrative with vital take-aways that you can start using immediately.
She has lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and two daughters for the past seven years. I think the comparisons between and have done this book a disservice. And the reader knows that. Read Kaitlyn's full review on The Savvy Reader, here: 2. This is definitely much more of a straight-up mystery, but it's exceptionally dark, creates both likeable and unlikeable characters, and reveals bits and pieces of the mystery through flashbacks interspersed in the main narrative.
Really, there isn't any and you don't get to know any of the characters well enough to really care except for Amelia. Kate can't believe that her intelligent daughter would have done something like this, so she heads to the school to sort everything out. This was not my favorite book. But Kate's stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. That is when their adventures are just beginning.
This goes back to the Castle thing. I almost feel like with a better author the stupid plot points maybe would have become plot perks or something. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. Next thing you know, Amelia's dead of an apparent suicide. Kate is shocked to discover this young man is actually her boss.
I like mysteries, I like books about teenagers, I like books that incorporate different kinds of media e-mails, texts, blog posts, etc. The plot, which had so much potential, is kind of a mess. Dylan wasn't socially awkward, she simply didn't relate to social cues nor did she always My take is a mild form of autism, perhaps Asperger's. . I still need to collect my thoughts, but this is looking like a 4 star read. But it all goes downhill from there.
I did like how the mystery unravelled, going back and forth between Amelia's and Kate's point of view while everything still remained this huge mystery, and the build-up towards the end. But the glowing review left me disappointed. Told in alternating perspectives - of Kate in the present and Amelia in the weeks leading up to her death - the mystery unravels to reveal ever more mysteries. Who wants to read a story about a perfect person? Likewise, I strongly identified with Amelia, who fully understood why her mom was so absentee. I listened to the audio version of this book, and I will say that Khristine Hvam did a good job with the narration. I couldn't put this down at all. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.
Some books are beautifully rendered but sort of boring. Really the only reason I read it was because I was trapped inside of a metal tube hurling through space with nothing else to do. How do you deal with the death of your child? I quite enjoyed this book. However it was a setup by this secret society Amelia joined that turned on her. It's a beach read in the sense that if you are sun stoned and feeling epically lazy, this one has just enough salacious bite to keep you conscious and wondering just what the hell did happen to Amelia that day on the roof: did she jump? Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward. Though points of comparison exist, particularly in the choice of alternating narratives, Reconstructing Amelia is no Gone Girl.
Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Things I thought I knew or guessed out were turned on their head and some I hadn't considered were very surprising but made sense. I think the comparisons between and have done this book a disservice. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. It reads like a novelization of a particularly insipid Lifetime movie. But when Kate arrives at the school, she is greeted by a phalanx of police and the devastating news that her daughter has died jumping from the building's roof, apparently in a case of 'impulsive suicide'.
With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. Time to deconstruct Reconstructing Amelia. And I really wasn't expecting that. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. The Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith arrive at a remote Scottish island when their holiday is cut short by the appearance of strange creatures - hideous scarecrows who are preying on the local population.