A juicy thriller about a girl who returned from the missing. . . . Hand to fans of We Were Liars, Bone Gap, and Vanishing Girls. Some choices change everything. Scarlett chose to run. And the consequences will be deadly. Stolen from her family as a young girl, Scarlett was lucky enough to eventually escape her captor. Now a teen, she's starting a summer job at an amusement park. There are cute boys, new friends, and the chance to finally have a normal life. Her first day on the job, Scarlett is shocked to discover that a girl from the park has gone missing. Old memories come rushing back. And now as she meets her new coworkers, one of the girls seems strangely familiar. When Scarlett chose to run all those years ago, what did she set into motion? And when push comes to shove, how far will she go to uncover the truth . . . before it's too late? Praise for Amanda Panitch’s YA thriller Damage Done: “Prepare to be stunned. Prepare to be torn apart.” —Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist “Teen fans of Gillian Flynn and James Patterson will embrace Damage Done and clamor for more from Panitch.” —Booklist “Exceedingly clever and surprisingly unsettling, Damage Done is an unforgettable read.” —Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Made for You
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Panitch's writing style is simple yet effective. It hooks the reader in all the right spots which prevents them from putting down the book. That's exactly what happened to me.
WHAT I LIKED:
Apart from the writing style, the narration is amazing as well. It's not that complex but it's really interesting because it sometimes seem like the narrator is unreliable. I also like how somehow it focus on the central character, Scarlett. For some books, it's a bit of a problem for me but for this one, it works perfectly and it's integral to the story as well. It's easy to follow Scarlett's character and narration and every chapter would leave you almost hanging and definitely wanting more.
The plot twists worked in a way that made my mind go crazy. It's exhilarating to read the story unfold from the turning point. I know it seems vague but it's better to dive into the story without knowing anything. Just trust me, I had several WTF moments but they're all worth it.
The flashbacks work really well with the narration of the story and how they all pieced together. They're well crafted and I love how they made the past complement and balance out the present events in the story.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE
Some characters fell a little flat and dull but like what I said earlier, it's really a vital part of the story. You'll get why once you read the story.
Also, why wasn't there more of this story! I need more!
This book definitely met my expectations. It's a great read for readers looking for quality YA thrillers and suspense.