April 18, 2015

4 Star #Review #Giveaway of Before My Eyes by @cabockwrites

From the author of LIE, a powerful new young adult novel about a fateful Long Island summer and the lives of three young people who will never be the same.

Dreamy, poetic Claire, seventeen, has spent the last few months taking care of her six-year-old sister, Izzy, as their mother lies in a hospital bed recovering from a stroke. Claire believes she has everything under control until she meets “Brent” online. Brent appears to be a kindred spirit, and Claire is initially flattered by his attention. But when she meets Max, the awkward state senator’s son, her feelings become complicated.

Max, also seventeen, has been working the worst summer job ever at the beachside Snack Shack. He’s also been popping painkillers. His parents—more involved in his father’s re-election than in their son’s life—fail to see what’s going on with him.

Working alongside Max is Barkley, twenty-one. Lonely and obsessive, Barkley has been hearing a voice in his head. No one—not his parents, not his co-workers—realizes that Barkley is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. Until the voice in his head orders him to take out his gun.

Narrated in turns by Claire, Max, and Barkley, Before My Eyes captures a moment when possibilities should be opening up, but instead everything teeters on the brink of destruction.

Very dark Contemporary Fiction.  Told in 3 very well thought out POVs.  This one has a lot of the haves and have nots story.  From school to city rivalries to going so far as to saying who can hang out with whom.  This one was a really indepth account of how that affects those people as well as learning to open your eyes and seeing what is going around you.  

It was chilling with very dark aspects as well as lighter ones.  And it was fairly good.  I didnt love it but I did like it.  I really liked how each character interacts with each other and how each story entwines. As they influence the book as it goes along.  It was very interesting. 

If you decide to read this book be warned you will come out changed.    

 Go Into This One Knowing 
3 POVs, Seniors, Contemporary Fiction

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