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In 1961, the town of Echo was like any other small town: peaceful, remote, and safe. The picturesque island near the town was a favorite place for the local teenagers until something sinister moved in and they started disappearing. The search party sent to the island to find the judge's daughter and her friends never returned. As fire engulfed the island, their empty boats drifted back to shore. The town was abandoned and the truth remained hidden. Fifty years later the town had become home to newcomers. One of them was Delilah Dale, a student at Echo high, and her workaholic parents. The Painfully Perfects, Echo High's It crowd, tormented Delilah. When she could no longer tolerate their heartless attacks, she escaped to the island where she met Jack. The island, feared by the town, became Delilah's refuge. When The Perfects followed Delilah to the island to test her, Delilah fell victim to one girl's jealous rage. Not wanting to lose the girl he loved, Jack decided to save Delilah the only way he could think of; by making her Aberrant. Delilah's new-found strength and understanding bring with them a fresh confidence and rage. It is time for The Perfects to pay; after all, what goes around, comes around.

402 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 2011

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Jo-Anne Sieppert

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July 10, 2014
Delilah is a high school student with a big problem. The Painfully Perfects, a group of rich, beautiful and popular students, are slowly and steadily torturing her. From teasing to laughing, from tripping to duct-taping her hair to a bus seat, the Perfects won’t leave Delilah alone. Her only reprieve is after school and weekends.

Delilah’s parents are rarely home to notice her unhappiness. One night, she rows out to a deserted island to get away from it all. She enjoys the peace and quiet until she hears a voice. After overcoming her initial surprise, she is pleased to find a friend in the voice, named Jack. She returns several times to continue talking to Jack, but he never shows himself.

Back at school, the Perfects are increasing their bullying tactics and pull down her pants in front of the entire gym class. How will Delilah ever face school again?

Aberrant keeps the reader guessing through clever twists and developments. Just when you think you’ve solved one mystery, another one appears. It is written for a young adult audience, but is interesting for an adult reader as well.

Aberrant uses a lot of dialogue, which helps bring the characters to life, but occasionally slows down the plot. Delilah is an empathetic character, though her swift mood-changes are a bit dizzying at times.

This is a creative, entertaining book that kept me turning pages.
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February 23, 2016
Great book! Found the story line relatable and the story line moved very well. It was hard to book the book down. Now to get my hands on book 2 to continue the story. This is not my normal genre but non the less I enjoyed the characters and the story.
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October 20, 2013
minor flaws and unnecessary story lines, but overall a good book. just make sure you read the full version and not the short. the short will just leave you frustrated.
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February 20, 2016
This book was good but could have used an editor. The spelling and grammar mistakes did not detract from the book but ere noticeable.
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