Unaccompanied Minor by Hollis Gillespie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
LOVED IT. I really loved it.
One of my favorite things about books published by Merit Press is that they are not your typical YA. Every book I've read from them has had some sort of unique factor to it. And UNACCOMPANIED MINOR is no exception! It was a breath of fresh air!
The voice of the main character was strong and full of personality from the very beginning. She made me smile throughout most of the book - such a ball of fire.
At first I thought the beginning of the book gave away the ending, but I was wrong. The plotline is non-linear, meaning things don't exactly happen in order. So that kept me on my toes and confused me a couple of times, because I'm used to the typical linear plotlines, but once I got into it I was able to follow along. So don't give up when you see the first few pages are unusual.
Several plot twists caught me by surprise (a good thing) and even made me gasp out loud. I couldn't believe what had happened! Ack. But that made me just want to keep reading to find out what would happen next.
My only pet peeve with the book was the overuse (and maybe even some misuse) of ellipses (you know ... those little dots).
I was a little confused with the final wrap-up, but overall the book was fantastic, and I highly recommend it.
There was no bad language, no sex, but there was minor violence (nothing too much for teenagers).
I look forward to reading more stories by this author and definitely by Merit Press.
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