Monday, August 27, 2012

Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon, a review



When I read Don't Turn Around,  I had no idea it was categorized as a YA. I loved it from beginning to end.

I suppose I should have realized it was a YA because of the lack of bad language and explicit sex scenes. What it did have was a unique and believable plot and characters that gripped me from the very beginning.

The heroine, sixteen year-old Noa, wakes up on an operating table in an empty warehouse with an IV in her arm with no idea what’s going on. Her escape is heart-pounding—and it doesn’t take long for her to realize she is being relentlessly pursued. Her computer skills help keep her alive. She teams up with another computer genius, Peter, whose life is also being  threatened.

Continually on the run, they begin to unravel a most horrendous secret that involves medical experimentation and foster kids. The action is totally non-stop and I couldn’t put it down.

Highly recommended for all ages--and anyone who loves a good mystery.

Review by Marilyn Meredith, author of the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series.

1 comments:

Jackie Houchin said...

I read YA mysteries often for just the reasons you mentioned. They are also fast paced, imaginative, and suspenseful I'll look into this one. Thanks
Jackie