GoodReads Summary: “Take her out back and finish her off.”I read Henry's The Night She Disappeared last year and really enjoyed it, it was a brilliant fast-paced mystery thriller . So, as you can image I was excited when I heard about TGWwStD. Even though I didn't like it as much as TNSD it was still a great page turner!
She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.
And that she must run.
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The book opens with the mc, Cady waking up in a cabin with no memory of how she got there or even of who she is. There has been a influx of YA books dealing with memory loss, and of the ones that I have read none of them have really worked for me. Henry managed to pull it of, though. The writing style was simple, yet effective - the short chapters and sentences helped to create an edgy and tension filled atmosphere. On her journey to find the truth and regain her memories she meets Ty, a fast food restaurant employee, who helps her. As with her previous YA standalone Henry has created two very likable and realistic characters that are easy to root for.
The Girl Who was Supposed to Die has a cinematic feel to it, the plot is full of twists and turns and there is non-stop action. All in all, TGWwStD was a quick, one-sit read that I would definitely recommend to people on the look out for a YA standalone!