Anna is everything her identical twin is not. Outgoing and athletic, she is the opposite of quiet introvert Jess. The same on the outside, yet so completely different inside--it's hard to believe the girls are sisters, let alone twins. But they are. And they tell each other everything.Or so Jess thought.After Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window, Jess's life begins to unravel. Everyone says it was an accident, but to Jess, that doesn't add up. Where was Anna going? Who was she meeting? And how long had Anna been lying to her?Jess is compelled to learn everything she can about the sister she thought she knew. At first it's a way to stay busy and find closure . . . but Jess soon discovers that her twin kept a lot of secrets. And as she digs deeper, she learns that the answers she's looking for may be truths that no one wants her to uncover.Because Anna wasn't the only one with secrets....
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The Window Reviews
Well now, this was a pleasant surprise! I don't think I've read too many YA mystery novels, or if I have I don't quite remember them, so this was a nice place to settle in. My first thought is that Amelia Brunskill has quite a talent for pacing, which I'll expand on in a bit. The Window drew me in, and I ran through it so quickly that it actually surprised me. I love effortless reads, and this book definitely fits that bill.
Jess and Anna. Anna and Jess. The twin angle was a beautiful addition to ...more
Yes, I'm friends with the author so maybe I'm a little biased, but this book is fantastic. It kept me guessing and I couldn't put it down. I absolutely loved it.
Twins & mysteries will get me every time!! I had so many theories while reading this book (which is always a good sign for a mystery), and I just had to keep reading to see if any of them were right. The only thing I wanted more from were the characters-- I wished they felt just a little more alive. It's not the most thrilling YA mystery I've read, but it made up for it with a surprising amount of heart. Jess was a pretty clinical, matter-of-fact girl, but in the end, she got me choked up wi ...more
Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier
Jess is the shy, quiet twin, 100% opposite of her gregarious outgoing sister Anna. But they are twins, they are best friends, they tell each other everything. Or so Jess thought. Until Anna dies while sneaking out her bedroom window. Everyone else is calling it a tragic accident. But Jess has questions: where was Anna going? Who was she going to meet? And how had they grown so far apart that Jess didn’t know the an ...more
Given the fact that this is the author’s first debut book; I absolutely loved this Read. To some this book is predictable however in my opinion I felt like it seems like it is but it isn’t because there were too many twists and turns over the course of the events throughout the book and I felt like I connected with some of the characters. Mainly Nick because for starters he is a character of color. I love reading books about twins however I do feel that this book does need a prequel of some sort ...more
I read an ARC of this book and absolutely loved it. From the first page, I was drawn into this story and had a very hard time putting it down. The narrator, Jess, is investigating the death of her twin, which she refuses to believe is as simply explained as everyone else seems to. Jess is such a complex and beautifully drawn character, as is the sister she lost. Jess makes a series of startling decisions, but the author has written her so well that every move she makes, you stay with her and hop ...more
Ik heb een boek gelezen wat een echte contemporary is, ik heb gelachen, gehuild, mezelf afgevraagd wat er nu eigenlijk allemaal gaande was en gehoopt op een grotere plottwist dan degene die er nu in zat. Ik vind het heerlijk om deze boeken tussendoor te lezen en dit maakte me niet veel anders erover denken. Het is een snelle read, waarbij je meeleeft met Jess. Jess is een karakter waarvan ikzelf het idee had dat ze soms wat autistisch handelde, maar ik weet niet of dat de intentie was van de sch ...more
so sinister looking , i'm digging it. plus this book is called 'the window'.
i wonder why.....