On a cool autumn night, Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished. A year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds of miles away. She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know how she got there. She only knows one thing: She is not the real Annaliese Rose Gordon. [x]
After reading her second novel, (Don’t You) Forget About Me a few months ago, I was excited to check out Quinn’s debut: Anotther Little Piece. A girl shows up a year after she went missing with no memories. The reader discovers the truth together with Anna and it’s not your usual story. I like how Quinn adds the different layers with the flashbacks and the poems (although that poems aren’t exactly great) and that even the ending has some room for imagination. There are strong supernatural elements and metaphors in the story and it’s really refreshing how Quinn doesn’t even feel the need to explain every little detail of how her world works.
“I’m sorry,” I said, although by this point the words felt like a cheap shirt that has lost its shape after too many washings.
What could be a problem for some readers probably could be the graphic language in some scenes – cutting someone’s heart out and eating it is bloody business.
Really hoping we’ll get another book by Quinn some time soon!
Verlag: Harper Teen