Reconstructing Amelia – Kimberly McCreight

What a wonderful story – the subject is sad, but very current and relevant.  The story involves a mother who is called to her daughter’s private school because she was caught cheating.  The mother is baffled, of course, but goes to the school.  When she gets there, her daughter is dead, of a “suicide.”  The mother doesn’t believe for a minute that her daughter is suicidal, and so delves into Amelia’s life, her emails, texts, her whole life, to discover what might have happened.  The conclusion is sad for everyone, but it gives the mother some closure. What she finds out is quite surprising though!

The use of emails and texts for this was awesome.  I don’t think authors use them enough in their books.  We use them daily, some of us hundreds of times daily, so it just makes sense that it would be involved in a story line as well.  Wonderful book – another fast read because it kept my attention!

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