44 (44 #1)
Just when she thinks it can't get any worse, the vi...more
Today I finished reading my first book for this year, and it was very interesting. I couldn't predict the story by the end. While reading the book, I predicted what it would happen to next, and they were always different from my expectation. Especially I love the idea that t...more
To the credit of the author and her proofreaders, there were far fewer spelling and grammatical errors in this book as compared to most of the other free ebooks i have read. That alone is a big plus.
It was an engaging enough read, but comes apart like wet tissue paper if you apply fridge logic to it. But on the other hand, it feels organic and real -- What seventeen year old girl,...more
44 was – perhaps predictably at just 158 pages – thin. This was a book which read more like a novella or even a lengthy short story. However, it wasn't just the word count that made this seem a little on the scrawny side. The story was thin. The dialogue was emaciated. The premise...more
It's crime! It's paranormal! It's YA! It's mean girls in high school and family dating woes!
It's 44. Y'all, I feel like I've been waiting for this book to come along for a long old time. It's the perfect step up from when you feel a little older than John Bellairs and a little too young for Christopher Pike, who is straight-up crazy. It's a calm little soft-rock mystery, despite the underpinnings...more
The easy, breezy prose, and swift pacing marks this as young adult novel with a clear voice. Abby is a broken protagonist, who has lost her old friends, her star spot on the school soccer team and is struggling in he...more
That's how long Abby Craig was clinically dead. Some think her return to life was a miracle, God's plan; some think it was the devil's work; still others have different ideas. Whatever the cause or reason, Abby is ostracized by her friends, and considered a "freak"- her only remaining friend is Jesse, whom she has yet to talk about the accident with. She has yet to talk about the accident to anyone, mainly because she doesn't remember it, nearly a year later. Aside from Jesse, her b...more
So 44 is about a seventeen-year-old girl named Abby Craig who survived the hands of death with only a faulty memory and minor psychological problems. She lives in a small town called Bend; and after she resumes her life, the murders begin to pile up. Abby only wants to live a normal life without the weird, sympathetic looks from everyone...more
44 was a refreshing change from all the other YA books I've read in the past months. It didn't involve seemingly-...more
Abby was a fantastic lead character, amazingly real and fully relatable. She was struggling to find herself after her acci...more
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Imagine yourself falling through thick ice, your lungs taking in ice-cold water and your heart slowing down with every inch you fall below the depths. For Abby she experienced just this and was claimed to be dead until she startlingly woke up, but something was wrong she didn’t wake up normal. 44 is a book of fantastic mystery and thrilling twists.
Once to the hospital they called her s...more
I don't want to go into a huge amount of detail because I don't want to ruin some of the plot's finer points for someone who is going to want to read it. There is a serial killer in the book that the main character is trying to figure out who it is. There were twists and turn...more
If this book were a movie, it would have to be lined up with The Sixth Sense. It starts with the main character Abby trying to cope with life after a fatal accident. She did die... for 44 minutes. Much to her sister's shock and astonishment, she woke up from the dead. Sometime after, she develops a precognitive ability, dreaming things that are about to happen, usually of murder victims and a serial killer in their town.
The brother of Abby's doctor claims to have brought her back to life, but t...more
The story takes place in Bend, OR. Abby Craig drowned when she fell through the ice on a lake. Brought back from death, she is not the same as she was before. Her memory is gone and she lives in a world without colour. Her former best friend now hates her and Abby has no idea why. Unexplained mysteries surround her. Her only anchors are her sister Kate, and her friend Jesse, who Abby realizes she loves but pushed away before her accident.
Then Abby begins to...more
I was very taken aback at the detail 44 had since it barely came in at 67 pages. I worry with short novels and novellas because I feel like it’s never enough for me for some reason or another. But 44 was a lovely surprise! The characters were pretty much spot on. The story-telling was nicely paced and the plot was really entertaining. After Abby comes back to life after a drowning accident her entire world has changed. She’s lost the sight of color, a lot of her memories,...more
Her sister seemed a little flat and I'm...more
This book was no different. I figured out who the killer was in the first third of the boo...more
44 by Jools Sinclair is a wonderful paranormal mystery for young adults with all the suspense and plotting one would expect in an adult thriller. Wonderfully planned out with some nice twists and turns and endearing characters that are sympathetic and endearing, this novella may be short, but there is no lack in quality!
The lead character, Abby is a wonderfully adult character that was masterfully developed with great emotions and thoughts. She's somewhat...more
Definitely interested in moving on with the series. I don't yet have the next installment - but fortunately it is written and available for purchase at Amazon. No wait...I LOVE that!
Giving this a 4. Well written, great story line, great characters...just felt like alot went untold at the end. I realize there is another book to move on to but I don't like to have to guess even at the end of a se...more
Favorite Line - "My life is good, most days. But this morning wasn't like most days."
Favorite Character - Jesse
I wasn't expecting much from this book after reading some of the other goodread's reviews but i was pleasantly surprised. It is a really interesting story with twists & turns. It is quite dark for a YA but i like that - life isn't sunshine & bunnies for most teenagers so i think book's should reflect that. I am 24 so not YA but i still liked it...more