Angela Nash is on track to being the youngest cheer captain at Falsetto High. That is until she is kidnapped by someone who can’t possibly be a stranger. Yet, she doesn’t know who he is. Her fate on the cheer team is on the line as Angie tries to escape the stranger she knew.
***Actual Rating: 3.5/5 Transforming Stars***
The Stranger I Knew is Jennifer Leigh’s young adult mystery novella, which is also my second read from her. Her Not Like Everyone Else has left an incredibly good impression on me so when I found out there’s a chance to spread the word about her latest novella, I signed up for it without hesitation.
To be honest, mystery isn’t a genre I’m familiar with but since this book’s written by the lovely Jennifer, I don’t care that much. For starters, The Stranger I Knew mainly revolved around a teenage girl, Angie, who was a little spoiled and wanted the spot of cheer captain in her high school more than anyone else. After having a heated argument with her best friend, Jordan, about whether or not Jordan was compatible for the cheer captain, Angie was kidnapped by someone she recognized but couldn’t recall at the moment.
As bizarre as the whole situation was, the ending was pretty reasonable as it wrapped up the story quite well. Since this book is a novella, I don’t want to divulge too many details about the story so you’ll have to read it to find out what happened. *wink*
All in all, The Stranger I Knew is a rather quick, fun, full-of-excitement read to me and I hope you’ll enjoy this story as much as I did. The only thing I’d hope to see more was definitely the plot twists, because somehow the entire story sort of followed the main storyline and unveiled itself smoothly without too many twists and turns. Thankfully, the ending did make up for the lack of plot twists, which made this book all the more enjoyable. 🙂
***Thanks to the author for kindly providing me with an e-copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.***
About the Author
Jennifer Leigh is a self-published young adult author and blogger. Since a young age, stories called to her until she set pen to paper. Her blog, Bound to Writing, focuses on young adult books and writing. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and her loving animals.
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