Frayed

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Ava’s sister, Kesley, recently passed away in a violent manner. She was found washed up on a lake the sisters loved visiting with a rope around her neck. The police have no leads and nothing new has been found in a month. Because the lack of closure has been eating at Ava and her relationships, her mother sends her to therapy where it is suggested that she write a letter to her sister. These letters are dispersed throughout the story, all told from Ava’s point of view, though the letters are more raw than the prose. As Ava begins her own investigation, she learns that her sister wasn’t the wonderful, angelic person she’d believed in. All these revelations make Ava join the group of girls that her sister secretly hung around with in hopes of finding out about her sister’s death. When she does, she is blind-sided and horrified by the truth, which is too close to home.

Terzis has written a dark horror story that will keep readers wondering until the final reveal. The psychological twists and turns will hook readers, and while experienced readers might find the ending trite, most YA readers will enjoy the unexpected explanation.


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Author Kara Terzis
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Sourcebooks Fire
Publish Date 2016-Jun-07
ISBN 9781492631736
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Issue June 2016
Category Young Adult
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