Common Sense Media says

Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.

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(out of 6 reviews)
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Teen, 15 years old Written byStatlerong December 9, 2008

Dark plot and repulsive characters

The writer barely exposes enough detail to keep the reader going until the last page. Great story, with a very realistic but ugly plot. As the antagonists, Brint and Grey were some of the most repulsive characters ever, with their hidden motives.
Teen, 14 years old Written bymustlovedogs500 June 23, 2012

Not worth the time

This book is not very good. I guess it's kind of an okay read, but it's a little boring, and there are certainly many better reads out there. Try one of those instead. This one just wasn't really worth my time.
Teen, 17 years old Written byeclectica April 9, 2008
Teen, 14 years old Written bybeck13 April 9, 2008

Ending was confusing at first...

At first, the ending was hard to piece together. Then after thinking about it and reviewing the story, I was able to make sense of this stunning thriller.
Adult Written byfr0stedshad0w April 9, 2008

Very confusing, yet amazing book!

This is a book that you can't put down. There really isn't anything to fear from it, let your teens read it!
Educator Written byKenneth L. January 17, 2017

Gripping psychological thriller

Robert Cormier is a genius. While this is considered a young adult level novel, it does not talk down to readers. Very sophisticated plotting. Fantastic twist ending that will have you re-reading the beginning for the clues you missed. Highly recommended.