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Sunday, February 21, 2016

When reality can be terrifying

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

By: Chris Bohjalian

Genre: Adult fiction

Pages: 288  

Published: 2014

Read: February

3.5 out of 5

It took me a while to get into Emily's story. I originally started out listening to it, but the story wasn't holding my interest, so I switched to print. By the second half of story, After Cameron, I was sucked in and couldn't put down the book. It is scary how realistic this story can be - think of kids that lost parents in the Oklahoma bombing, September 11th, and all the school shootings.  Emily may have been terrified inside, but she was strong outside and did what she had to do in order to survive.  Bohjalian writes a powerful story that while depressing also shows the determination of one teenage girl. 

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