Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Walls Around Us

Suma_WallsAroundUs_jkt_rgb_2MB_HRIdgie Says:
This novel is filled with choppy chapters that keep you off center and uncertain as to the events that are occurring, have already occurred, are imagined or yet to come.

Once again Algonquin Young Readers presents a novel with grit and grip. These are not kiddie books.  You have to absorb the words and concentrate on the story.  

The ending is a twist you wouldn't imagine coming. 

One of my proudest achievements is that I believe I have every book this division has ever published. Why? Because they are worth it.

On sale March 24.
Algonquin Young Readers


The Walls Around Us

“Ori’s dead because of what happened out behind the theater, in the tunnel made out of trees. She’s dead because she got sent to that place upstate, locked up with those monsters. And she got sent there because of me.”
The Walls Around Us is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices—one still living and one long dead. On the outside, there’s Violet, an eighteen-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement. On the inside, within the walls of a girls’ juvenile detention center, there’s Amber, locked up for so long she can’t imagine freedom. Tying these two worlds together is Orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls’ darkest mysteries.

We hear Amber’s story and Violet’s, and through them Orianna’s, first from one angle, then from another, until gradually we begin to get the whole picture—which is not necessarily the one that either Amber or Violet wants us to see.

Nova Ren Suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and innocence, and what happens when one is mistaken for the other.