Saturday, December 21, 2013

Reconstructing Amelia

Reconstructing Amelia
By Kimberly McCreight
HarperCollins, 2013. 382 pgs. Fiction

Kate Baron is a successful litigation lawyer and a single mom. She knows she spends a lot of time at work but she prides herself on trying to have a close relationship with her daughter. She is shocked to receive a call telling her that her daughter was caught cheating on an English paper. She is even more shocked when she arrives at the school and discovers that her daughter died when she fell from the roof of the school. Everyone assumes it was a suicide, even Kate, until she starts to uncover some ugly truths about the last few weeks of her daughters' life.

This is a heartbreaking story of loss and grief. The story unfolds through text messages, emails, social media and flashbacks. There is a lot of language and certain situations that may make more conservative readers uncomfortable. 


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