I read this book in one sitting, mostly because I needed to know what was going to happen! I love the way Benoit writes suspense.
What I loved about this book:
- The setting: it takes place in the later part of 1977 and January 1978. I thought it was cool to have a story set during this time period…just cuz.
- I LOVED how the main character was really into music! Nick (the main character) goes to a party where they play The Ramones and he talks about how they changed his perceptions on his life. I totally relate to that. Maybe not with the Ramones, although I do like them. I also loved how the main character was really into The Runaways, because I think they are under-rated. Anyways, I believe this blog is about books and not music, so I will cease continuing about my love for The Runaways or how I really, really wanted to be like Joan Jett when I grew up (I still want to be like Joan Jett).
- Upon reflecting on this review and the book, another aspect of the book that I enjoyed was that I could visualize the different places that Nick visits in the book. For example, Nick works at a deli/ convenience store that I am convinced is the deli/convenience store on English Road off of Long Pond.
Benoit’s book is out March 1st. Read it.