Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers can get a taste of the real world. But the real world comes to her in this dystopian tale with a philosophical bent. Rumors of massive unrest on the “Outside” abound. Something murderous is out there. Amish elders make a rule: No one goes outside, and no outsiders come in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man, she can’t leave him to die. She smuggles him into her family’s barn—at what cost to her community? The suspense of this vividly told, truly horrific thriller will keep the pages turning.
When I first started reading this book I was struck by a
moronic genius idea. Remembering all the sheer terror fun I had as a teenager staying up late and watching scary movies I decided to try to bring back that youthful stupidityexcitement and prove to myself how dumb tough I still am. You see, I decided to only read this book at night.
Gah. I was totally right, I’m such a
weakling bad ass. This was definitely NOT me after the very first night of attempting my stupid fucking plan.
The next morning after
getting NO sleep sleeping like a baby I realized that since I already proved how many nightmares I can give myself tough I still am I might as well abandon out of fear dismiss such a silly and obviously childish, not to mention unnecessary, scheme.
I then proceeded to read this book in our very well lit library with the sun streaming through the windows because
I’m chickenshit the lighting was just so good for reading. It still scared the bejesus out of me
To those who think this book was scary I say, pshhhhh, not if you’re a total badass