Friday, March 11, 2016

Book Review: The Body in the Woods by April Henry

Series:Point Last Seen #1
Genre:YA Mystery
Published by:Henry Holt and Co.
Publication date:6/17/2014
Format:Digital Review Copy


In this new series told from multiple perspectives, teen members of a search and rescue team discover a dead body in the woods.

Alexis, Nick, and Ruby have very different backgrounds: Alexis has spent her life covering for her mom’s mental illness, Nick’s bravado hides his fear of not being good enough, and Ruby just wants to pursue her eccentric interests in a world that doesn’t understand her. When the three teens join Portland County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, they are teamed up to search for a autistic man lost in the woods. What they find instead is a dead body. In a friendship that will be forged in danger, fear, and courage, the three team up to find the girl’s killer—before he can strike one of their own.

This first book in April Henry’s Point Last Seen YA mystery series is full of riveting suspense, putting readers in the middle of harrowing rescues and crime scene investigations.

My Thoughts

Three teenagers on Portland Search and Rescue Team come across the body of a girl, who is close to their own age, while out searching for a lost autistic man and the way they view the outside world will never be the same again. Things unravel quickly in this book, so even though there are some slow parts for the most part there is always something going on. The big climax is a little closer to the end then I'm used to, but there is not a lot of fluff in this story so the aftermath of the climax is only 10 pages long, just enough to see what happened to everyone. Oh and did anyone else think Bran's sudden relationship with Alexis in the end was beyond weird, he gives me the creeps, maybe in another book in this series we will find out he is a killer or abuser or something. Just seems to weird of a coincidence.

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