Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is very readable but I felt some things were set up and not fully taken advantage of except for how they advanced the central mystery of what happened to Kaycee. I do like the idea of Erin Brokovich confronting the fallout of childhood bullying, and would read the next book by this author.
A few more questions in the spoiler tag:
1. The narrator has a deep connection to some of the main characters but often feels too much like an outsider. If she was so involved back then why didn't she know more of the secrets? I would have been less surprised if this had uncovered some of her own trauma.
2. I am not satisfied by the explanation for the connection between Optimal and Brady. Since high school? But why?
3. Is there a connection to K's dad or was that a red herring?
4. How did the narrator escape and find success? (hide spoiler)]
Also, poetic license maybe, but there is no toll rode on I-70 in Missouri.
Thanks to the publisher for approving my request for access to this title via NetGalley.
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