Book 15/50: Reconstructing Amelia | The Life of K: Book 15/50: Reconstructing Amelia

Monday, March 31, 2014

Book 15/50: Reconstructing Amelia

Another book I read on the cruise was Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight, about a woman trying to figure out what happened in the days and months leading up to her daughter's death. Kate's daughter was caught cheating at school and jumped off the roof of her school. Turns out she had many secrets from her mom, as most teenagers do, but Kate doesn't believe she'd jump.


The book follows Kate as she unravels mysteries about her daughter's life. It follows Amelia through the turmoil of the last few months of her life. The reader learns of things from Amelia herself and through Kate learning them.

This was the first book I read where up to date technology was a main focus. Amelia and her friends all have phones and Facebook and Twitter. It makes me so glad I went through school before our lives were online for the world to see. I got to experience my awkward years without the digital documentation that teens have now, and without the pressures that come with that.

Despite cringing at some of things Amelia did to fit in, this book was compelling. Did she jump? You and Kate will find out the truth.




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