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Thursday, July 9, 2015

A 2015 Teens' Top Ten nominee - A mystery

Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Don’t Look Back

By: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: YA fiction/mystery

Pages: 384

Published: 2014

Read: July

4 out of 5

It is a complete coincidence, which made it a completely confusing time, when I choose to read this book and listen to We were Liars by E. Lockhart at the same time. They are so similar – an accident, memory loss, discovery of what happened after accident and why no one wants the protagonist to regain her memory. AND they were both published in 2014. However, Don’t Look Back is much better written and more entertaining. It well deserves a place in the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten nominees. I definitely felt Sam’s disorientation and cheered for her’s and Carter’s relationship. Whereas in, We were Liars, I don’t feel as connected to the characters, relationships and therefore story itself.  Armentrout has a way of writing that makes all the characters look guilty and still not have story be unbelievable. When you think you figured it out, there is another twist and turn. I’m looking forward to reading more of the nominees and seeing how they compare to this one. 

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