(The Edge of Nowhere) [PDF] Á Elizabeth George


The Edge of Nowhere

The Edge of Nowhere Free download õ 0 From her stepfather whose criminal activities she has discovered Stranded and alone Becca is soon befriended by Derric a Ugandon orphan adopted by a local family; Seth a kindhearted musician and high school dropout; Debbie a recovering alcoholic who takes her in; and Diana with whom Becca shares a mysterious psychic connection This comp. Save me from authors writing out of their comfort zonesElizabeth George is trying too hard to become a young adult author The author who won me over with her Inspector Lynley series has suddenly decided to try her hand at a paranormal mystery and romance Versatile authors like James Patterson have done this successfully Elizabeth George has not Her writing is too stylised for young adult fiction Her painful attention to detail does not work here The 496 page novel in hard cover is far too longBecca King arrives on Whidbey Island near Seattle She is fleeing from her crazy step father Becca can hear other people s thoughts and she has heard too many of Jeff Corrie s Her mother contacts a friend on the island who will look after Becca Unfortunately she learns her Aunt Carol has passed away when she arrives Alone she moves into a motel called The Cliff where she discovers that the island hides many secrets than she could have imagined I don t recommend this book

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The Edge of Nowhere Free download õ 0 The first young adult book by a #1 New York Times bestselling author Whidbey Island may be only a ferry ride from Seattle but it's a world apart When Becca King arrives there she doesn't suspect the island will become her home for the next four years Put at risk by her ability to hear whispers the thoughts of others Becca is on the run. Okay it s list time Please note this is an honest review don t hate me worldThis book was a book of firstsIt was my first ARC thank you Razorbill Canadathough after this they may think twice about sending me anythingIt was my first book by Elizabeth GeorgeAnd it was my first mystery novel in a while in all honesty the last mystery book I read that I can actually recall would probably be Nancy Drew and the mystery of something or anotherThings I disliked about the book this list is pretty hefty1 The Whispers Kay it s not like some chick s hearing voices in her head it s like Edward Cullen meets a bad radio reception I found that this did absolutely nothing for the plot She couldn t get anything useful instead it was just irritating likely to both Becca and to readers Reading Sponsor wrong what sort of fourth pg 396 a number of times is just makes me sit here and think ARE THERE REASONS TO THESE WORDS It was as if Ms Elizabeth George thought teenagers therefore MUST BE PARANORMAL IN SOME WAY SHAPE OR FORM sticks in whispers I guess the initial issue that brought Becca to the island was due to this paranormal trait but it could ve been brought on by something normal just as easily but it wasn t It was brought on by these irritating half thoughts that just seemed like words typed out to fill the page2 The dialogue My goodness I see the reviews for all her other books and I m here just like I DON T SEE WHAT S SO GREAT Like she makes Seth s grandfather say favourite male grandson pg 391 All my uotes are coming from the end cause I didn t think to bring sticky notes with me everywhere I read this book That bugged me and it was all to set up for a joke or a point that vaguely made me smile It just wasn t worth it Maybe this is how her family speaks I m not one to judge but it made the sentences all the awkward and ill fitting3 The characters None of the characters had depth to them They were simply shallow clich type teenagers that you d see in those overacted soaps or dramas on tv There was the pain in the ass bitch who kept saying gutterfoul words that are too harsh for the eyes of a typical YA reader the popular nice guy the misunderstood sidekick the dumbass girl who just DOESN T GET IT and the MC who honestly I wanted to kickGeorge WANTED to put some depth into the characters by adding in like hard background stories where there were kids from Uganda or the girl who lived in the nowhere part of town who didn t have the greatest family or the girl who s father was slowly deteriorating but no one wanted to face the facts Like I get that but she just skimmed over it as if just putting it there was enough Half of the rough and toughthis is life you d better face itsome people just have a shit hand dealt to them stuff wasn t detail and I just didn t catch on right away I don t know if I m slow or it just wasn t written well this is the ARC version So maybe but it just didn t work for me4 The writing Okay part of the above paragraph is part of the writing but there were three thing that really irritated me Her description of Derric The boy was black deeply black and the pure midnight of his skin made the policeman with him look white beyond white pg 24 Just that description alone is just wrong Honestly you can t swear in the book but you can just spew on and on about how dark this kid s skin is When I write I worry about putting stuff about Chinese superstitions in the book just cause I m afraid I ll offend someone AND I M CHINESE This description thoroughly irritated me I wasn t offended per se but I just didn t think it was the most apt way of describing someone Her constant obsession with Becca s weight This isn t weight watchers or Jenny Craig Teenagers these days are so obsessed with their weight they don t need a book like this to tell them over and over again that being overweight is bad cause it isn t George pointed out at the beginning that Becca wasn t the thinnest girl on the planet She noted this through Becca s mother saying things like in through the lips and onto the hips pg 13 And then having guys in the book describe Beccas as chubbette with thunder thighs pg 373 It s horrible to hear and it s horrible to read By the end when Becca loses weight everyone looks at her differently Sending this kind of message is wrong on so many levels Maybe she thought putting something like that in would add some connection with the audience but Becca only feels insecure and just lets people bully her without really standing up for herself or anything Between this and Derric s description George did not win any points with me Her use of italics They re everywhere You don t have a page without them I m exaggerating but really In one conversation between Becca and Seth she used them for every other sentence now I m not kidding Like Seth two lines later come on then the sandels again and that s it leading to I didn t even know why anyone cared about them Is all of this really necessary If anyone really spoke like this they d have some really irritating conversations5 The length of the book It was dragged out People say EonaEon by Alison Goodman was dragged out but this is really pulled and stretched to an infinite limit Likely by the end of this trilogy at least everyone believes it s a trilogy everyone would probably deduce that the entire book could ve fit into one book alone This is filled with useless walking around and teenage idiocy that isn t even that realistic that was another issue it just wasn t realistic people s reactions to things and their actions it just didn t work right It s interesting the first 50 pages where the main plot is set up then this mini plot is set up dragged on for 200 pages and then the next 100 is a vague resolution that isn t that satisfying to be honest and it just drove me INSANE At this point I ve had to make a million assumptions which isn t too good seeing as this is a 400 some odd page book One shouldn t have to resort to assumptionsNow what I likedAs odd as it is I only liked three characters Seth cause he actually had a lot of description to his character you could actually feel something from him and he was a good character Seth s grandfather Ralph just cause he made sense and was like the voice of reason where half of what he said made no sense but the fact that he was supposed to be like the overseer of everything in the book added to his character which I kind of found helpful oddly Seth s dog just cause there wasn t really anyone else to loveSomething about the writing It kept me reading and hooked Maybe cause I really wanted to know who did it but I kept soldiering on through the book Or maybe I just did that cause it was an ARC sent to me specifically and I felt some kind of obligation to finish itThe end And yet I hated it too Something finally happens with the main plot and then the book ends It was as if George didn t think we could handle any real action or anything really heavySo no this was not a success in my eyes This was George s first YA novel and it shows She obviously doesn t know her audience if she thinks that these characters and their flimsy stories would satisfy us I ve read other reviews I m not the only one disappointed by this novel I expected something like Kelley Armstrong s Darkness Rising series where there s just this special island with a tonne of different supernatural people on it All I got was a vivid description of trees hills roads and valleys and a plot that seemed to have been rushed together with characters who just weren t well thought out or well executedWill I read the next book Honestly I probably will When I read a book like this where I find so much wrong with it coughImmortalSeriescough I feel a need to read the rest in hopes of finding something redeemable in all this Also I kind of want to find out what happens with the main story line screw everything else and I also want Becca and Seth to end up together cause that would make sense and this books needs a little sense Maybe George will read this review and rethink a few things before she releases the next novel though she probably won t Pipe dreams I tell you but there s always hope And I hope for a great seuel review by Between Printed Pages

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The Edge of Nowhere Free download õ 0 Elling coming of age story the first of an ongoing seuence of books set on Whidbey Island has elements of mystery the paranormal and romance Elizabeth George bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley crime novels brings her elegant style intricate plotting incisive characterization and top notch storytelling to her first book for teens. This book breaks out of a lot of YA tropes not deliberately subverting them but rather Elizabeth George writes mysteries for adults and it shows This is mostly good Adults are helpful and kind children are well meaning and energetic if still children The mystery is well written well plotted and makes senseThe problems I have are first the incredibly bizarrely grafted mind reading plotline It didn t add much to the story the bits where it was used could have been done another way and it didn t make much sense I can only assume that is planned in the future should this series continue Second the stupid way pronunciation is written We know that most Americans elide the vowel in can and the first one in suppose and in many other words there s no reason to consistently write them in speech as c n and s pose It s distracting and adds nothing when everyone says things like that Third the weird use of technology Sure Laurel would have bought disposable cell phones but no one who is even slightly intelligent will buy them with a credit card when on the run from their murderous and wealthy spouse This strains credibility too much and unfortunately a lot of the plot depends on it Also when we re buying these disposable phones we re not also agreeing to set up secret email accounts so we can contact each other A recent one of her adult novels had the same problem where characters didn t use technology like actual people doIt s fine really it s a solid YA mystery which is a genre that deserves books in it but it has aspects that really need fixing

  • Paperback
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  • The Edge of Nowhere
  • Elizabeth George
  • English
  • 13 October 2020
  • 9780142426753

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    Elizabeth George ó 0 Summary Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Elizabeth George review The Edge of Nowhere Ok let me begin by saying that it pains me to give an Elizabeth George novel only 2 stars because I anxiously await all of her books and love Inspector Lynley and Barbara HaversHowever this book is the perfect example of why adult authors shoul

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    Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Elizabeth George (The Edge of Nowhere) [PDF] Á Elizabeth George Okay it’s list time Please note this is an honest review don't hate me worldThis book was a book of firstsIt was my first ARC thank you Razorbill Canadathough after this they may think twice about sending me anythingIt was my first book by Elizabeth GeorgeAnd it was my first mystery novel in a while in all hone

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    Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Elizabeth George (The Edge of Nowhere) [PDF] Á Elizabeth George I came across The Edge of Nowhere as I was browsing one evening in a local bookstore I initially pulled it off the shelf because I wondered whether this Elizabeth George was the author of the Inspector Lynley nove

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    (The Edge of Nowhere) [PDF] Á Elizabeth George Oh man where do I begin with this mess? I really wanted to like this book It was my first ARC and I believe Eliza

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    Elizabeth George ó 0 Summary Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Elizabeth George (The Edge of Nowhere) [PDF] Á Elizabeth George Save me from authors writing out of their comfort zonesElizabeth George is trying too hard to become a young adult author The author who won me over with her Inspector Lynley series has suddenly decided to try her hand at a paranormal mystery and romance Versatile authors like James Patterson have done this successfully El

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    Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Elizabeth George Elizabeth George ó 0 Summary (The Edge of Nowhere) [PDF] Á Elizabeth George I'd be interested in knowing what some young people think about this book I am 61 however I taught teens and coached teens for thirty years so I have some idea of what they like I suspect most would dislike this book because

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    (The Edge of Nowhere) [PDF] Á Elizabeth George Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Elizabeth George What I liked1 You could tell this book was not written by a novice author It was just better written than most YA fiction2 There was a broad range of characters as opposed to the formulaic cast usually found in YA books and the characters were interesting and diverse 3 Adults were portrayed as helpful caring if flawed Often in this

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    review The Edge of Nowhere (The Edge of Nowhere) [PDF] Á Elizabeth George Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Elizabeth George This book breaks out of a lot of YA tropes not deliberately subverting them but rather Elizabeth George writes mysteries for adults and it shows This is mostly good Adults are helpful and kind; children are well meaning and energetic if still children The mystery is well written well plotted and makes senseThe

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    (The Edge of Nowhere) [PDF] Á Elizabeth George Meh I tamped down my disappointment that Ms George was once again choosing another project rather than cranking out another installment in the Inspector Lynley saga I swallowed my misgivings about another author generally writing for adults who decided to make a foray into YA I tried to get excited for a plucky teenaged semi supernatural heroine struggling through a trauma I hoped that this mysterious island would live u

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    Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Elizabeth George (The Edge of Nowhere) [PDF] Á Elizabeth George Elizabeth George ó 0 Summary I can't say that my expectations for this book was very high I have read an Elizabeth George book before which was a good read but not a favourite and my mother is a fan and reads all her books But when people who normally write adult fiction try to write young adult even so anything paranormal it tends to showThere were some things I liked which is the reason I gave the book two stars and not one While there was significant prob

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