Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Teen Review by Fathima. . .Tightrope by Gillian Cross

Eddie Beale is the coolest guy on the Row. He looks after you, for a price. Ashley is the perfect child, well almost. She's shy, well-behaved, looks after her invalid mother, and takes care of their shabby home. But she has a secret, something that goes on at night. A secret only her best friend Vikki knows about, but not for long.

Ashley is being stalked, and whoever it is, claims to know her secret. With the help of Eddie and his gang, Ashley learns the identity of her stalker - or thinks she does. Is Eddie really "helping" her? Or is he using her to get revenge? One thing's for certain, Ashley can never trust anyone with her deepest secrets.

Usually when I go to the library, I head for the new books, or check out the popular ones. Especially with the supernatural book craze going around, meaningful books like Tightrope by Gillian Cross can easily be overlooked. If you're looking for a change, pick up Tightrope and read away!

I love reviews of older books that might have gotten overlooked. Thanks, Fathima. I've probably passed over this book a dozen times simply because the cover didn't catch my eye. This is proof enough that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. (Speaking of which, check out the difference between the cover of the copy that Fathima read above and the one that just came out in stores.) If Tightrope sounds great, how about one of these:

by Graham McNamee

The Brothers Torres
by Coert Voorhees

Rules of Survival
by Nancy Werlin


Jenny!!! said...

This book sounds really good and I have never heard of it until now. Thanks Fathima! :)

Fathima said...

Haha, Your Welcome! :)