The Lonely

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Easter has a condition called “The Lonely,” which kind of seems a lot like depression. It makes people sad, and sometimes they’re mean or lie. Easter has a sister named Julia who puts some less than sane ideas in her head. She leaves Julia in a place they call the Woods. Julia’s sort of mean, but she might also be imaginary. It’s kind of hard to tell. Easter is an unreliable narrator, which makes this book really confusing because everything you read may or may not be true in the story.

I would not recommend reading this if you do not like bad language and death and a few other things people like to keep away from little kids. Though all-in-all there are a few good parts of the story scattered throughout the book. I do think there’s something wrong with Easter, and she’s most likely kind of insane. And even though the book starts by saying she’s going to die at the end, I was actually okay with the ending. Some who are less sympathetic may be a little mad about the ending, but I like it.

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Author Ainslie Hogarth
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Flux
Publish Date 08-Sep-2014
ISBN 9780738741338
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Issue November 2014
Category Young Adult


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