Saturday, February 18, 2017

"The Edge of Everything" by Jeff Giles

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles is a story about a young girl and her quest to find answers about her past with the help of her little brother and a mysterious stranger. Zoe and her brother Jonah are automatically thrust into an intense situation at the beginning of the story when a man drives up to an abandoned house and tries to kill them. As they learn that this man is a known murderer, another man comes out of the woods and saves the two, their dogs, and lets the murderer escape. Their savior, X, is a bounty hunter from a place called the Lowlands who’s one and only job is to collect the souls of evil people. X and Zoe have an immediate attraction and they must learn how to cope with feelings of love without being able to be together. 

This book has gone to the top of the pile in one of the most intriguing young adult novels I have read to date. It is very long, almost 400 pages, but the book automatically puts the reader into a high intensity situation which has you hooked from the very beginning. The story line is pretty generic, star crossed lovers not being able to be together, but the situations they are put into by themselves are very interesting. The ending/part four of the book got very slow and boring however. This book is good for ninth grade and up. 

~SS

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