Friday, September 16, 2011

Choker By: Elizabeth Woods

Cara's family moved away from her best friend Zoe in fifth grade. Her live has been awful since then. She is on the track team but she doesn't have any friends. She has a crush, Ethan, but he is dating the queen of the mean girl club, Alexis, and those girls love to make fun of Cara. One day at lunch she is choking on a piece of her sandwich and Ethan saves her. Happiness envelopes her right before Alexis and Sydney start calling her Choker. When she goes home she finds her best friend from childhood sitting on her bed. Zoe is hiding from something and Cara wants to protect her.

With Zoe at her side she is happy and all of the bad things don't seem as bad. Cara tells her all about Sydney and Alexis and how awful they are. Zoe encourages her to cut her hair and wear nice clothes and life could be a little better. She starts to make friends with the girls on track and is even invited to hang out with them outside of track.

Sydney is found dead at home and Alexis goes missing shortly after and Ethan is suspected in the disappearance and Zoe has been acting weird. Cara has a suspicion that Zoe has something to do with all of this but she is torn between protecting Zoe and proving Ethan's innocence.

This story was pretty good for the most part and I liked the relationships that were forming with the characters. The ending did surprise me because it went in a direction I didn't see coming. There are some things that weren't fully explained at the end and it felt a little rushed in the last 5 or so pages. I personally didn't like the ending because it didn't have the Happy ever after ending that I wanted but it was an ending I don't see a lot in YA.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. I've been wondering about this one. Love the book montage too. It's fun to see what everyone is reading.