I love young adult literature and read 2-3 titles a week This blog was formerly found at ashbyreads.blogspot.com
Saturday, October 31, 2015
This is How it Ends by Jen Nadol
Riley finds the binoculars when he meets his friends in the woods one night. They got together just to party and blow off steam but something strange happens when they take turns looking through the binoculars. Riley sees himself in bed with Sarah, his best friend's girlfriend. He has always had a crush on Sarah so he assumes he must just be hallucinating. But Natalie sees her father's murder which then happens just a few days later. Suddenly the binoculars seem a lot more sinister. Are they actually showing the future? And if so, are the things they've seen inevitable?
Since I am, once again, behind in my writing about these titles I often have to remind myself about the details of a book. With this one I not only had to read the review, I also had to find a second summary before my memory kicked in about it. That's not a great sign. I don't know that it's as dismal as that would seem as an indicator of enjoyment for most readers, but the book didn't make a lot of impression on me.