The Story is About + young adult


Feathered by Laura Kasischke

Released: April 8, 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, HaperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 261

Two words: Spring Break. Anne, Michelle and Terri are heading to Cancun for their first real adventure. It’s going to be great, beaches, blue water, drinks galore and cute boys! But they also want to take in some of the history that Cancun has to offer. It just so happens that they met a guy at the bar that is going to the Chechen Itza and offers to give them a ride. "Don’t take rides from strangers!" Is yelling in the back of the girls minds, but somehow the man seems trustworthy enough that they justify taking his offer. Michelle is captivated by the ruins and she also seems to be captivated with Anders. This freaks Anne out and she talks Michelle into taking a ride home with some guys she met from the hotel. Hopefully they made the right decision.

Feathered was unlike anything I’ve ever read. It didn't reach out and grab me, but there was something that made me want to keep reading. The whole time I was thinking about the Natalee Holloway case and thinking please don’t let something like that happen! Kasischke easily blended folklore with modern day. The descriptions of the ruins are captivating! The chapters alternate between Anne and Michelle allowing a brief look into the minds of the girls. It truly makes you realize things that we take for granted and that you can’t always trust the familiar. If you are looking for a quick read full of mystery and suspense, this might be right up your alley.

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Feathered + young adult