Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer ROrn
Dusty was just like any other normal 14-year-old, until the
phone call. A strange boy called her phone and told her he
was dying, and that he needed someone to talk to in his
last hour. He claimed to be named Josh; the name of Dusty's
missing brother. Dusty figures out where he is, and goes to
investigate. She is caught by three men searching for the
boy. They try to capture her and make her tell them where
the boy is. Dusty gets away and becomes interested, and
she figures out some clues to the mystery that the boy
presented, finding out that he was not actually dead and
was convicted of rape. Eventually, she gets into a lot of
trouble because she is around the boy so much; people think
that she is in league with him. She only has a few clues; a
strange boy who is definitely not her brother, always wears
a duffel coat, was convicted of rape, and also has the
strange power of being able to immobilize and hurt people.
He also has snow white skin and hair. Dusty is lodged into
a whirlwind of adventure as she tries to find her missing
brother, and the mysterious boy.
Tim Bowler did an amazing job making this book into, not
just a mystery, but also an extraordinary thriller! He had
diverse characters that all had a place in the story, not
one character was there that did not have its own purpose.
The characters were also very well developed in terms of
personality. The plot was thick with suspense and thrill.
At the very end, Bowler dropped a huge secret that was the
solution to the book. It was the biggest shock in the whole
story. He also did an amazing job with the diversity of his
language. This book was one that I could not stand to put
This book talks a lot about rape and issues only
appropriate for the said age recommendations.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Shippensburg,