Friday, February 11, 2011

Unthinkable by Shirley Duke

Unthinkable by Shirley Duke
Lerner Classroom, October 2010
Read for A-Z Reading Challenge AND
Off the Shelf Challenge

Summary from Goodreads:

Omar Phillips is Bridgewater High's favorite local teen author. His Facebook fans can't wait for his next horror story. But lately Omar's imagination has turned against him. Horrifying visions of death and destruction come over him with wide-screen intensity. The only way to stop the visions is to write them down. Until they start coming true... Enter Sophie Minax, the mysterious Goth girl who's been following Omar at school. "I'm one of you," Sophie says. She tells Omar how to end the visions but the only thing worse than Sophie's cure may be what happens if he ignores it.
This was a super short novel--it only took me about an hour to get through. There was a lot going on in a really short amount of time. I thought that I didn't get to know Omar as well as I could have if the story had been longer. I know more about his little brother than I do about Omar. And apparently he's been writing stories and posting on Facebook for a while, but the visions have only started recently. This causes me to wonder how good his stories were before the visions, or if they were different in style, genre, etc. I did find the idea intriging, and I was definitely hooked and eager to find out the ending.

I was expecting something more, I think. Still, an entertaining, quick read; I think it would be a good suggestion for a reluctant reader. I hadn't realized that Unthinkable is part of the Night Fall series of books (by different authors), all of which take place in Bridgewater, so fans of this books will probably enjoy the other titles as well.

eBook courtesy of NetGalley.
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