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Cryer's Cross
Cryer's Cross
Author: Lisa McMann
The tiny town of Cryer's Cross is shocked when a local schoolgirl disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, sixteen-year-old Kendall is freaked out by seeing the empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on -- until Kendall's boyfriend disappears. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416994817
ISBN-10: 1416994815
Publication Date: 2/8/2011
Pages: 240
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4.1 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Audio CD
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CRYERS CROSS is a fantastically creepy paranormal horror story from the incredible storyteller Lisa McMann. Whether or not you like horror stories, this is a really engaging quick read that may even be better than her Wake series.

Lisa McManns third-person present-tense writing style brings a simultaneous immediacy and calculated distance to the story. Everything that is happening to Kendall feels like its happening to her right this very moment, which makes it really easy to get caught up in whats going on with her. At the same time, the distance makes it easy for us to enjoy CRYERS CROSS as simply an exhilarating and fast-paced horror novel.

CRYERS CROSS creepiness factor comes less from the actual physical object of horror and more on the way individuals suspicions slowly insinuates themselves into the townspeoples minds. Its what made Jacian and Kendalls budding relationship so dear to me: that it could still build in this slow, tortured, believable, and utterly sexy way despite the unusual happenings in town. Yes, I have a tiny crush on Jacian. I have a soft spot for dark, broody, tortured, protective minority sweethearts.

Kendalls OCD, which purports to have a significant contribution to her fascination with her towns mystery, felt rather undeveloped for its supposed significance. Ive read other books featuring OCD characters before, and Kendalls OCD just never felt completely realized. Despite that, though, I really liked Kendall. She is a star soccer player without the jockish trappings, has a good relationship with her parents, and is good about making friends. Some of her interactions with people felt a little simplistic, like they were simply for the convenience of revealing something about the story. However, it did not detract from my enjoyment of the story.

I dont like to be scared, but CRYERS CROSS was a psychological thriller with an appreciable amount of interesting characters to keep me invested. Lisa McMann proves that she is the master of writing horror stories for those who dont like horror.
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The start of this book was rather slow. Once the story picked it up it got a little better. I was disappointed though with how things turned out once you found out what was going on as it just gave about five pages to an explanation, nothing much more than that. I was wanting more. To know more of the history and to know more of why. Still a good read, I just wanted more background into it.
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Reviewed by Ashley B for TeensReadToo.com

The small town of Cryer's Cross, Montana, has had a rough year. A sophomore girl from the lone school has disappeared, and no one knows what happened. And then, another student goes missing.

Kendall loves her home; however, she can't help but want more. The second person to disappear is her best friend and boyfriend, Nico. Kendall is desperate to find out what happened. She notices new graffiti on the desk that Nico sat in at school, and where the sophomore girl sat, as well. Determined to find her boyfriend, she comes across a history that is disturbing.

Kendall must put all of the pieces together to solve the mystery.

CRYER'S CROSS started off pretty slow, with not much happening. It actually slowed me down on the reading for quite a while. But once the middle of the story hit, things really started picking up speed, and there was just this intense storyline coming out. It was fantastic. I couldn't put the book down - I had to know what was going to happen. I didn't expect the twist that showed up, so I was very surprised. It was a pretty great story, and I loved the ending. I definitely think others will enjoy this.
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this book was great! the ending is kind of hard to understand, but once you comprehend it, you are left in awe. I would recommend it!


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