Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ultraviolet - Review

by R.J. Anderson
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: September 1st, 2011 
Rating: 4/5

Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.

This is not her story.

Unless you count the part where I killed her.

Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori -- the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?

Ultraviolet started as a very interesting and special book about a girl who's on a mental care against her will. She can't remember how long she's been there. Or how she ended up there. But there's one thing she remembers, having to do something with another girl's death. In the first half of the book you get to follow her as she tries to make life work at a mental care and wants to know what's really happening with her. But after a while the book takes a huge turn that totally blew my mind.

One of the first things that really drew me into the story was the writing. It was beautiful. R.J. Anderson is very good at writing detailed descriptions. I really felt like I was inside of Allison's head and saw the world through her eyes, even though she experiences the world differently than most people.

I can't really tell more about the book without spoiling anything. I can't even write which genre it is. So I'll just tell you guys to read it. It's a amazing book that shouldn't go unread.

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