Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: YA
The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.
I have been longing to read a book that will keep me up all night and not let me sleep until I knew for sure no one was going to come and take me. CRYER'S CROSS is the book. In the small town of Cryer's Cross, Montana, the population is only 212 so everyone knows each other. And when two students disappear, the whole town gets worried and so does Kendall when Nico leaves without a trace.
Th whole journey with Kendall trying to find Nico was fun and scary at the same time. Lisa McMann never wrote a dull part that left you wanting to close the book shut. The really creepy parts of the book were the "We" parts that McMann incorporated. At first I wasn't too sure of what they were or meant, but later on the book I understood better.
Now, the cover. The creepy writing on the desk which Kendall herself noticed all the time makes this cover one of the best of 2011. Every time Kendall sat at the desk, there was something new written, someone was writing these, giving her clues.
Overall, this book was so much fun to read, but I warm you not to read it at night or else you'll be up. With Halloween just around the corner, this book will give you a little scare.