Thursday, October 10, 2013

Following Christopher Creed (Steepleton Chronicles #2) By: Carol Plum Ucci

Title: Following Christopher Creed (Steepleton Chronicles #2)
Author: Carol Plum Ucci
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Shelves: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Mystery
Recommended for Fans Of: Jay Asher, Dandi Daley Mackall

Synopsis: Years later . . . what really happened to Christopher Creed? When Torey Adams posts on his blog that a body has been found in Steepleton—four years after Christopher Creed disappeared—college reporter Mike Mavic sells his laptop and hops a plane to capture the story that will undoubtedly launch his journalistic career. But what Mike finds is a town suffering under a cloud of bad frequency and people with an underlying streak of meanness. To the teens of Steepleton, Chris is nothing more than history—but to Justin Creed, a teen obsessed with his older brother’s memory and balancing on the edge of sanity, discovering what really happened to Chris Creed is a matter of life and death.

Review: This was the perfect sequel to The Body of Christopher Creed. Just like the first book, there were twists and turns and an ending that the reader will not see coming. What made me smile was the reunion between Bo, Ali, and Torey and as I was reading it, I just loved feeling that melancholy feeling that only happens when characters grow over a period of time. Now everyone is grown up, and they are no longer immature teenagers. Not only does the author bring back old characters, but she introduces new characters, including different sides of familiar faces that the reader could never have guessed at. I think this was the perfect way to write a sequel, through the eyes of a stranger. The town of Steepleton hasn't changed much, and Mrs. Plum Ucci even ties is similar ideas from The Body of Christopher Creed. This book really was amazing. I could not put it down. 

Conclusion: When I first picked up The Body of Christopher Creed as a required reading project for school, I did not know what to expect. I felt the same way for the sequel. I ended up loving both books, especially Following Christopher Creed. These books were filled with suspense, charisma, and heartwarming honesty. I loved it.

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

  1. Huh! I'm shocked. This is completely new to me. Never heard of the series or the author. So glad you enjoyed it. I loved finding those random required readings that I actually enjoyed.