Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Review: The Tension of Opposites

Title: The Tension of Opposites
Author:  Kristina McBride

From GoodReads, "It’s been two years since Noelle disappeared. Two years since her bike was discovered, sprawled on a sidewalk. Two years of silence, of worry, of fear.

For those two long years, her best friend Tessa has waited, living her own life in a state of suspended animation. Because how can she allow herself to enjoy a normal high school life if Noelle can’t? How dare she have other friends, go to dances, date boys, without knowing what happened to the girl she thought she would share everything with?

And then one day, someone calls Noelle’s house. She’s alive.

A haunting psychological thriller taken straight from the headlines, The Tension of Opposites is a striking debut that explores the emotional aftermath of a kidnapping on the victim, and on the people she left behind."

     When I read the back of this book my first impression was the story was going to be really sad.  All I can say is I was totally wrong!! Even though this book covers some scary issues, it has so much more to it.  This book in my opinion covers all genres.  It has suspense, mystery, drama and plenty of romance. 

     Tessa McMullen, the main character, is one of the most amazing girls I have read about in a long time.  Learning to live her own life without guilt, have trust, and think of herself first are her biggest challenges.  How could she be happy and live life to its fullest when her best friend was living with none of these things?  When Noelle comes back it becomes Tessa mission to make things just the way they used to be.  Then there’s Max the new boy that adores her no matter how hard she tries to push him away.  In the end Tessa learns a lot and things work out just right!

     I highly recommend you read this book!  I never read a book twice, but would consider reading this again.  Give this book a shot, you won’t regret it! Put it this way….when you can't wait to get home from work to read a book, it is a great book!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the wonderful review! It's very exciting to hear that you enjoyed The Tension of Opposites!



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