Monday, May 05, 2014

BITE SIZE BOOK REVIEW: Minders • by Michele Jaffe

By: Michele Jaffe

Published: January 30, 2014 by Razorbill
Genres: Science Fiction • Dystopian • Fantasy • Thriller • Mystery / Crime • YA • Mild Romance • Intellectual / Pyschological

 (technically 4.3)

A high concept, cinematic read with a surprising twist,MINDERS asks the question: who is really watching whom?

Q: If the boy you love commits a crime, would you turn him in?

Sadie Ames is a type-A teenager from the wealthy suburbs. She's been accepted to the prestigious Mind Corps Fellowship program, where she'll spend six weeks as an observer inside the head of Ford, a troubled boy with a passion for the crumbling architecture of the inner city. There's just one problem: Sadie's fallen in love with him.

Q: What if the crime is murder?

Ford Winters is haunted by the murder of his older brother, James. As Sadie falls deeper into his world, dazzled by the shimmering pinpricks of color that form images in his mind, she begins to think she knows him. Then Ford does something unthinkable.

Q: What if you saw it happen from inside his mind?

Back in her own body, Sadie is faced with the ultimate dilemma. With Ford's life in her hands, she must decide what is right and what is wrong. And how well she can really ever know someone, even someone she loves.
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This book had so many twists, turns, loops and disorienting imagery. Between that and the engrossing characters my balance was off every time I stopped reading! It was better than the Big Bad Wolf at Bush Gardens! It was psychological and intellectual but with connectivity and tangible, organic emotions. A great read and really well done! Perfect for anyone who loves getting their mind warped when reading :) (aka The Mara Dyer Series fans!)