Thursday, July 2, 2009

Review - Reality Check by Peter Abrahams

Reality Check
Peter Abrahams
Harper Teen
330 pgs.
5 hrs.

Cody and Clea are opposites. She's smart and rich. He isn't. He decides that he is holding her back from everything she could be, so he breaks it off with her. But he still loves her. Clea's dad never liked Cody and has decided to send her away to boarding school to finish her high school education. Clea moves across the country to Vermont to attend Dover. Then she disappears. It's in all the papers. And Cody knows that something must be going on so he packs up and heads to Vermont. Hoping that he's not too late.

May I just say I loved this book. I fell in love with Cody myself. His self-deprecating manner, his determination and persistence. It was hard to tell who was on his side and who was against him.

"It's hard to know who to trust sometimes." (91)

This theme runs throughout the book and just when you think you've figured out the good guys, Abrahams gives you a little more rope. I thought the story moved quickly and kept me involved and guessing.

"Meaning, you think whoever we're looking for is close by?" (242)

Abrahams did a great job of giving Cody a voice. I knew what he sounded like and his going to Vermont made sensee with the way the story had been setup.

Great mystery! I give it 4 copies and will be recommending it for the 7th grade mystery series!


  1. I never heard of this book until now. Sounds like a page turner! I'll definitely be picking this one up soon (I might even slip it on top of the TBR pile). :)

    I hope you're having a wonderful day!

  2. Thanks for the great review! I've never heard of this book before but it sounds really great. I'll be adding it to my WL.


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