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Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Feature: 44

Friday Feature is where we share books we love that have been out for several years. We don't want these treasures to get lost just because they aren't babies anymore!

44 (44, #1)44 (44, #1)
by Jools Sinclair

158 pages
Published March 10, 2011

Last year after falling through the ice, seventeen-year-old Abby Craig woke up from death - but she woke into a world she barely recognizes. She can't see colors, memories have been erased, and her friends all hate her. And then there's Jesse, who she loves, but who refuses to forgive her the one mistake she made long ago.

Just when she thinks it can't get any worse, the visions begin. In them, she sees a faceless serial killer roaming the streets. While the police believe that there have been a lot of accidents in town lately, Abby knows differently. And she soon realizes that it's up to her to find him. But to stop him, she'll have to confront more than just the killer. She'll have to face something else that was lost in those dark waters: the truth.

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I actually enjoyed this book more than I expected to.

The title, "44," comes from the fact that Abby was dead for 44 minutes.

Wouldn't you be absolutely terrified if you were seeing real-life murders in your dreams? And then, to finally see the face of the killer, to recognize him? To know that you've seen the killer before, while you were awake.

I thought Ms. Sinclair did a great job. I'm excited to read what happens next!

4/5 stars

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