Monday, April 20, 2009

You Know Where To Find Me by Rachel Cohn

You Know Where To Find Me by Rachel Cohn
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2008

First cousins Laura and Miles grew up like sisters.  Miles thought of Laura as the golden one—smart, beautiful, rich, and popular—while Miles considered herself the unwanted one—an unattractive, underachieving outcast.  Laura's suicide shatters Miles and leaves her feeling completely alone, and sets Miles on a dangerous downward spiral.  But in the strength Miles finds in herself and in those she didn't believe cared about her, she is able to rebuild her life in unexpected ways.

You Know Where To Find Me was an interesting book.  It was interesting enough to keep me reading it but it didn't completely engross me.  It's a hard book to talk about because I'm not entirely sure about it.
Sure, it was quite interesting, from the start I was wanting to know where it was going.  But as I got further and further into it, it just became really predictable and kind of cliché.
The characters didn't really capture me emotionally either.  I felt that when the mood was supposed to be sad and quite serious I just didn't really feel that emotional attachment.  While the situation of Miles, and how she coped with grief was understandable I just didn't find it to be original or engaging.
Overall I felt this novel was alright but it just didn't appeal to me.  It just didn't capture the emotion or anything.  I found it quite flat.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who might want to give it a go but I dunno, it might appeal to someone else but to me it just didn't cut it.
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