a Midwest high school librarian takes on YA and adult books
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick
All you girls who love to read dark, realistic fiction, this is the book for you! Jenna has an alcoholic mother, a cheating and distant father, a brother who escapes the family to fight overseas, and friends who aren't there. Jenna is a cutter, too, so I know this book will be popular at my high school.
The entire book is told from Jenna's point-of-view into a police recorder. Jenna is in the hospital for some reason, and she's explaining her story to the officer. But, whoa, is Jenna telling the truth? Did all this really happen? How much is made up? Or what she wanted to happen? Add in a freaky manipulative male teacher at school, and you have one heck of a dramatic read!