It wasnt a true pick for me. But was good! I would like to read other books written by her to see if any differences.
@scripturient on to this one you sent me. Sounds Excellent!!!
Not got much to say about this I just found it boring and the story was very weak.
Not been a good week for reading with a so-so book and a pan book 😒
Hopefully the next book will be better 😊
Sick with the flu so sloth and I are laying around reading 😷ps I‘m flying through this book, has anyone else read this?
Devon has the kind of talent that turns her fellow athletes and their parents green with envy. A sudden death exposes the cracks in her seemingly tight knit gymnastics community and in her own family.
I kept expecting a weird twist, but it never came. Just mostly normal people going through their mostly normal lives while wondering who might be a killer.
The staccato pace that Abbot tells the story is mesmerizing. Even when I had suspected whodunnit, I still pressed on and raced to the finish. Her writing is crisp, tense, effective, and dark at times. She captures the psyche of the teenage girl incredibly and is able to get into the head of her characters and pour them out on the page. I can't wait to read more by Megan Abbott!
I downloaded Libby today and started listening to the tagged book on my drive to New Orleans. It‘s kinda so-so so far. I guess I‘ve entered the world of audio books via download. A little late to the game but I‘m here. I hope my library has a better selection than what I saw today. I didn‘t have much time to look though. I guess we‘ll see. 🤷🏻♀️
Loved this book! I struggled with the changing timeframes at the start, didn‘t think they were very clear, but that‘s probably my fault...! Once I got into it I found the claustrophobic world of the gymnasts fascinating - a great twist on a whodunit.
Thanks to @Oryx for sending it to me! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
1. I found these signs this morning, I want both!
2. Two, as usual 😁
3. Heck yes. We were in negative temps the other night.
4. Yes, for reading.
5. Tagged. I could not get into it, didn't care for any of the characters, was not interested in the story. just not for me.
The vivid details and complex characters impress. The world of the gym is built well. However, in audiobook form, the tension ya not as high in the first 2 hours as I had hoped. #audiobooks
1. My son and dog cuddling.
2. I wish I had more time to read this. Life has gotten in the way this week.
3. A Halloween party, maybe.
4. My laptop is red and currently signing my son into his online curriculum.
5. 🎶 Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name and there always glad you came.🎶
It has been a mostly quiet Sunday. The kids are watching Hotel Transylvania, the hubby is bartending at our friends bar, and this is my plan. Book, candles, wine.
There was nothing inherently bad with this book, it just wasn't for me. I didn't like/couldn't connect with any of the characters, and it felt really predictable. I expected more of a mystery, maybe a twist that was a surprise, but the plot felt glaringly obvious to me.
Meh. I picked this up thinking that it looked like a quick thriller and that the gymnast angle would be interesting. I found unlikeable characters and a storyline that was pretty transparent despite the author‘s efforts to create suspense.
“That‘s what parenthood was about, wasn‘t it? Slowly understanding your child less and less until she wasn‘t yours anymore but herself.”
Found this at the goodwill last week! Anyone read it?
Although I didn‘t really connect with any of the characters (except poor Drew, the often-ignored younger brother of the main character), I enjoyed reading this book. I listened to the first half as an audio book on a long solo drive, and it was interesting enough to keep me alert at the wheel. I wouldn‘t consider this a suspense/thriller, which is how the descriptions make it seem. I‘d say it‘s a novel about a couple‘s dreams for their daughter.
“How far will you go to achieve a dream?”
A gymnastics prodigy and her family are willing to do whatever it takes to become an Olympic hopeful. For the Knoxes there are no limits - until a death hits their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly risked.
3.5 ⭐️‘s for me. As usual I thought I knew what/who it would be. And as usual I was wrong. 🤷🏼♀️
I don't subscribe to #botm, but I use it for recs and if I see a used BOTM edition my chances of purchasing increase by 9000%. Found Bonfire (which I have read) in the library used corner a few weeks ago, the other two (have not read) were at Half Price Books this weekend!
This was my first Megan Abbott novel - it was a good mixture of family drama and mystery, but the characters were all a bit exaggerated and the only likeable one was the son. I‘m counting this for my book #aboutsports for the #litsyreadingchallenge2018 because of all the details about gymnastics! @jessberk13
I completed my first #booked2018 challenge: a book featuring an Olympic sport. You Will Know Me centers around gymnastics and the insane people involved. I'm a little torn in how to rate this. On one hand it was crazy, predictable and most of the characters were highly unlikable, on the other hand it definitely wasn't boring and I liked it much more than I thought I would.
I'm out. I made it half way, but there are too many books in the world to spend time with one I'm so thoroughly disinterested in.