Book Title: Wrecked
Author: E.R. Frank
Number of Pages: 246
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: April 24, 2007
Dear anyone who cared about Cameron,
I was the driver of the “other” car.
The police and my mother and my father and plenty of people are saying that I didn’t kill her. But I know I did. That’s what her parents must believe. And my brother, Jack. He always sees what’s true. I want to tell him how sorry I am about the accident. I want to say a lot of things to him and to everybody — like how Cameron was smart and beautiful and kind in a way that isn’t all that common in high school. Like how much Jack loved her and how sometimes I can hear him crying through the wall at night. I want to say how bad everything can get.
In one split second.
Upside down and shattered.
Just like that.
Anna struggles to recover from an accident that killed her brother’s girlfriend. She soon finds out that she has something called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Not only is she coping with PTSD, but a terrible father whose anger is quite frightening. She eventually sees a therapist who helps her through it all. I found the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is the form of therapy Anna went through to cope with the flashbacks of the accident very interesting. Anna’s flashbacks of old childhood memories were attention grabbers too. Those two kept me reading this book.
What first catched my attention to this book is the hyptozing green eyes. Those eyes captured my attention instantly, so I ended up checking the book out and reading it. The writing in this book was not anything spectacular. The writing style may have been intentional, so that the reader could connect with Anna’s fustrations. But it just annoyed me. I would have preferred the narrative to have been in Jack’s view because he was a much more likeable character then Anna.
Listenin’ To: Ocean and Atlantic by Mayday Parade
Thinking: I’m definitely need to work on my book reviewing and writing skills.