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The Edge of Nowhere

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.

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THE EDGE OF NOWHERE is mystery writer Elizabeth George's first novel for younger readers, and it's a long but decent yarn. The supernatural aspect adds complexity without overwhelming the narrative. George visits the story from the perspective of multiple characters, some of whom seem likely to play larger roles in future installments.
That said, even aside from Becca's ability to hear people's thoughts, the plot lacks credibility. Character motivation can be muddy to downright baffling, but George makes an effort to give each person some depth and surprising facets. Hopefully Becca will grow and mature as the series continues.

Book Details

  • Author: Elizabeth George
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Topics: Friendship, High School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Viking
  • Publication date: September 4, 2012
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 18
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Available on: Nook, Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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