Callie Velasquez is a city girl but when her new best friends invite her on a camping trip, she agrees to go. It helps that her boyfriend will also be there.
When the group loses most of their gear and food supplies, things take a turn for the worse. The group quickly becomes lost, and to make matters worse, someone is following them. The strange laugh they hear off and on, makes their trip frightening.
Before too long, things turn from frightening to deadly when Callie stumbles across a dead body. Is the murderer the person following them; watching them? Can Callie and her friends make it to safety before they’re next?
I’d never heard of this book until my step-daughter began reading it. She was completely enthused. She enjoyed this novel so much, she insisted I read it too.
I enjoyed this thriller novel more than I had thought I would at first. From what my step-daughter had told me about it, I thought it was a horror story and I am not too keen on horror.
The characters were well-developed and realistic, relatable characters. Though I didn’t personally connect to the main character, preferring the country over any town or city, I was able to understand her. Her friends reminded me of some girls that I used to go to school with.
The settings were rich with detail without being overwhelming. Nearly every scene was well detailed without over riding the story line.
This novel threw me a couple of curve balls I didn’t see coming, and that was a relief. While the revelation at the end, explaining what had happened, didn’t surprise me that was not the book’s fault as my step-daughter let it slip to me ahead of time.
I would give this novel 3.5 out of 5 stars and would recommend it to fans of thriller fiction.
I borrowed a copy of this novel from my step-daughter and the picture featured above is my own.
Middle Grade Reviews
Middle grade novels hold a special place in this world as they help children to transition into their teenage years and help to shape and mold who they will become.
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