Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.
But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something—but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened—the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life—points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets—and keep from falling in love with him in the process.
From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl's fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Number of Pages: 445
Reviewed by Amanda, age 16
I reviewed Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris and I liked it a lot. I thought that the characters were all interesting to learn about and get to know. The plot of the book kept you guessing what could be the answer to the strange events happening, like the countdowns. The main character, Janelle, is a strong female character and works hard until she learns what she wants to know. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes supernatural events in the lives of normal people. The love story is interesting between Janelle and her love interest, Ben. It's one that you definitely don't want to stop reading! Overall, I recommend this book to teenagers since it does have some swearing in it. Thanks for the galley, Harper!
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Amanda, age 16