The Walls Around Us
In The Walls Around Us, Nova Ren Suma brings her readers another intense and haunting story, this time of guilt, regret, truth, and vengeance. Two girls tell their tales, one with a desperate grip on a life she has dreamed of and one that is three years dead. Violet is a ballet dancer. Three years ago, her bullies were murdered and her best friend, Orianna, was arrested for the crime. Amber is in the detention center for the murder of her cruel stepfather and ends up as Orianna’s cellmate. Haunting events occur for both girls that will leave their stories forever intertwined.
Amber and Violet are both bold, memorable voices that are full of emotion and hurt, guilt and questioning. Its undeniably fascinating being in the mind of each one, seeing how they think after the things they have been through. This story is told in line after line of beautifully crafted prose that sear themselves into the reader’s mind. Revelations seep out in an almost abstract way that sneaks up on you, then suddenly the truth is out and knocking you sideways. A stunning, unforgettable, and ghostly tale from start to finish.
|Author||Nova Ren Suma|
|Page Count||336 pages|
|Publisher||Algonquin Young Readers|
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