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Friday, June 24, 2011

Noteworthy Passages: Tighter

Tighter by Adele Griffin
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date: May 10th, 2011
Pages: 216
Age Level: 14+
Source: For review from author.

Synopsis via Goodreads
When 17-year-old Jamie arrives on the idyllic New England island of Little Bly to work as a summer au pair, she is stunned to learn of the horror that precedes her. Seeking the truth surrounding a young couple's tragic deaths, Jamie discovers that she herself looks shockingly like the dead girl—and that she has a disturbing ability to sense the two ghosts. Why is Jamie's connection to the couple so intense? What really happened last summer at Little Bly? As the secrets of the house wrap tighter and tighter around her, Jamie must navigate the increasingly blurred divide between the worlds of the living and the dead.

Brilliantly plotted, with startling twists, here is a thrilling page-turner from the award-winning Adele Griffin.

Noteworthy Passages

Jamie; pg. 83
Slowly and methodically, I made myself step forward. My fingers reached out to touch the canvas, tracing lightly across the bumpy, cool surface, passing over the older boy's cheek and up to his eye, the center of his pupil, where a tiny hole had been stabbed clean through. I could feel the rough notch of its split against my fingertips.
I touched the other eye. Same. Both eyes of every single child had been punctured through the center. More than a pin, less than a fork. So precise as to be undetected.
Almost undetected.

Jamie & Milo; pg. 139-140
I went rigid. Milo's voice wasn't his own anymore. It was low, an entirely different cadence and octave. But I couldn't look at him, I couldn't even speak. I waited. "After all, we both know you're the crazy one, Jamie."
"I'm not crazy," I whispered. "Stop talking like that."
"You're onto what happened here," he continued in the same hollowed tone that didn't belong to Milo at all. "How it all went down. They say the crazy people can always see clear down to the ugliest truth. Problem is, nobody believes 'em."


I thought both of these passages did a wonderful job emanating the chilling tone of this story. Hope they've encouraged you to pick this one up and to find out more of my thoughts on Tighter, check out my Review.

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a feature hosted here at my blog in which I present you with selected passages or quotes that I deem Noteworthy from a book I've just reviewed. My hopes are of course, that these passages will make you want to pick the book up and read it. This feature was started and created by me in January in hopes of making my blog more unique. That being said, I would like to kindly request that you do not use this feature as it was intended to be for my blog only and is not a meme. If you see some one else using it, please know it is without my permission. Thank you.


Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Wow, both of those have added a very strong touch of creepy to my night! I'm off to add Tighter to my Goodreads, so I remember to pick it up in the future.

Cara said...

I hadn't heard of TIGHTER before, but after those passages I'm dying to read it. Thanks for sharing!

Nina said...

I might buy a copy of this book. Those Noteworthy Passages are really good!

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