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Cryer's Cross

Cryer's Cross
Lisa McMann
Simon Pulse, 2011
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
Kendall loves her life in small town Cryer¹s Cross, Montana, but she also longs for something more. She knows the chances of going to school in New York are small, but she's not the type to give up easily. Even though it will mean leaving Nico, the world's sweetest boyfriend, behind.

But when Cryer's Cross is rocked by unspeakable tragedy, Kendall shoves her dreams aside and focuses on just one goal: help find her missing friends. Even if it means spending time with the one boy she shouldn't get close to... the one boy who makes her question everything she feels for Nico.

Determined to help and to stay true to the boy she's always loved, Kendall keeps up the search--and stumbles upon some frightening local history. She knows she can't stop digging, but Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried....


I wasn't the biggest fan of this book. I didn't feel connected to any of the characters, especially Kendall. I feel that I could have learned a lot more about OCD. I didn't like the desk thing, I didn't feel suspense. It was creepy, but I can't help but compare it to Anna Dressed in Blood, which was fabulous. Horror isn't usually my genre, but I did really like that one. I was hoping this would be more of a mystery. It was a quick read, and it's good to try new things. I really liked Wake, Fade, and Gone. Cryer's Cross just wasn't for me, though.

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