Perfect Little Children by Sophie Hannah
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Florida ending didn't work for me - too rushed, too filled with coincidence, too... something. Before that, though, the question of whether Beth was going out of her mind or whether there was something Very Wrong with former friend Flora Braid's life was a real one. I'm not sure that I would have gone as far as she did to figure things out, and I know that there would be no one like Don supporting me on this (a note that rang a little false, because he should have been far less supportive!). Zannah, on the other hand, was a very enjoyable addition. Who wouldn't want to get involved at the risk of not doing well on a majorly important test? Having said that, the digression into the history teacher's racism felt like a waste of pages, even if it did begin to help Beth figure out a rationale for what was going on. Because of that, and the ending, this was less suspenseful than it could have been
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