For me, reading DEVIANT by Helen FitzGerald brought on these completely realized feelings that I had lived this book elsewhere, and it only took a few seconds for me to realize why. DEVIANT is the literary replica of the 1990s teen thriller Disturbing Behavior.
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If you have not seen this movie, please, don’t google it and find out what Disturbing Behavior is abou ...more
I like the story. It took me a while to figure out where it was going, especially in this hugely popular market of the supernatural power genre. I kept waiting for superpowers to show up and that's not it.
The main character, Abigail, is great. She's been through some hard times and it's left her a little rough around the edges. Howe ...more
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Alright, so let's see.. I don't review much, so you won't get much from my profile, but I really like mystery. Do you? Okay, then, that's either a "yes" or a "no". If "yes", you'll probably like this book! Yay! If not, you still probably will! Now, let's move on to the actual review which is what you came here for. Bear in mind.. I am far from professional, though, let that be said! :]
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Deviant by Helen Fitzgerald is a book that takes you on a journey with Abigail Thom. This book is a great read, Ms. Fitzgerald is able to take you into the moment and keep you reading until the end.
Abigail has been living in the state (Glasgow) care since she was nine when Nieve (her mom’s best friend) died, today she was brought to the office and told her birth mother had died the previous evening at a local hospital and the nurse had a letter for her. Abigail was curious--her mother was so clo ...more
The beginning of the book was a bit slow for me, but the plot became a lot more interesting. Abigail's relationship with Beck ...more
When I found out about this tour, I was excited to participate because Deviant sounded like a very unique story. I love the publisher's synopsis above because I think it does a great job at capturing the many interesting bits of this story: Abigail's upbringing in Scotland, her movement through foster homes, her newfound relatives, her sister's death, the plot aimed at controlling teen behavior. It sounded like a very far-re ...more
While this story started out a bit slower than I would usually like, and this book was perhaps a bit outside of my comfort zone, I really did enjoy reading it. The second half of the story was a total roller coaster ride and you never knew what you were going to find around each corner.
Abigail was so used to abandonment tha ...more
Abigail Thom, the main character, is a 16 year old girl from scotland that has been in and out of foster homes since she was 6. When her birth mother, that she never knew, dies due to cancer, she is sent airplane tickets to go to L.A., California. Her father, Graham, lives there and he wants her to come to L.A. to live with him, her 18 year old sister Becky, and his ne ...more
What opens as an engaging YA family drama, soon shifts into something more. It becomes a fast-paced thriller a ...more
I was unsure what to think of this book. I started out thinking it was simply a young girl getting to know her new family and her new surroundings but it quickly changed into something attempting to be more sinister. The pace of the book almost seemed rushed as though the author had an idea they quickly wanted to push through. The concept of the book is good, it just needs to be more developed in my opinion. The characters are most ...more
The story does take a bit to get going, but it's well worth the wait. The last third of the book flies by. The story is well thought out with intriguing rising action and a fast paced heart racing climax. The book ends in a bit of cliff ...more
Some intrigue, a little far-fetched (perhaps that's why I'm not enamored with science fiction ordinarily) although I tried not to let my bias affect my rating. ...more
This book was enjoyable, but somewhat predictable. I liked the main character ...more
At times, the mystery wasn't as hard to figure out as the characters found it to be but then again, the reader has the luxury of seeing things from a distance. There were also a few moments I had ...more
I was provided an "Advan ...more