Friday, August 5, 2016

Review: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

Title: You Will Know Me
Author: Megan Abbott
Format: ARC
Publisher: Little Brown
Publish Date: July 26, 2016
Source: PR

What's the Story?:

From "Katie and Eric Knox have dedicated their lives to their fifteen-year-old daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful. But when a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community just weeks before an all-important competition, everything the Knoxes have worked so hard for feels suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other parents, revealing hidden plots and allegiances, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself drawn, irresistibly, to the crime itself, and the dark corners it threatens to illuminate."

My Two Cents:

In "You Will Know Me," nothing is as it seems. Katie and Eric seem like uber supportive parents of blooming gymnastics star, Devon. Devon seems to have a one-track mind when it comes to gymnastics. She is aiming for success. At first, I thought that this book was simply going to be a peek into the super competitive world of gymnastics but something darker is at hand and you can feel it throughout the entire book! Packed with twists and turns, this book kept me on my toes and wondering what was going to happen next! 

Katie thinks that she and Eric are on the same page when it comes to Devon. They are both really involved with making sure that she is set up for success and that she has everything that she could ever want. What we find out is that one parent is willing to go even further, verging on covering up some of the more sinister things that happen in the book. I thought it was really great how the author was able to give the reader just enough detail to keep 'em guessing. It is hard to talk about this book without giving anything away but just know that Abbott packs a ton of surprises in this book and that you are in good hands if you're looking for an exciting story.

The writing of the book was good. Aside from making sure the twists and turns fall just the right way, Abbott has a good hand for writing really realistic dialogue. The way that her characters talk seemed really realistic and it made the twists in the books seem even crazier as her characters seemed so real. Overall, this is a good book that explores the lengths that some people will go for success!


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