Unraveling

Unraveling

eBook - 2012
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Like The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Elizabeth Norris's Unraveling blends realistic coming-of-age issues with a gripping science fiction world.Unraveling's heroine, sixteen-year-old Janelle Tenner, is used to having a lot of responsibility. She balances working as a lifeguard in San Diego with an intense academic schedule. Janelle's mother is bipolar, and her dad is a workaholic FBI agent, which means Janelle also has to look out for her younger brother, Jared.And that was before she died...and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earth's destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet.
Publisher: 2012.
ISBN: 9780062103758
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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jorbenton
Oct 11, 2013

Overall worth the read. A very sad book, so prepare yourself. I was very frustrated with the ending, which I suppose was smart on her part because it leaves me wanting to read the sequel.

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emilyswartzer
Aug 25, 2013

Janelle Tenner is 17-years old and died two days before the start of her junior year. But only for a minute. She was hit by a pickup truck and run over. Her life flashed before her eyes. Literally. And then she saw a kid from her school, Ben Michaels, reviving her. Janelle must solve the mystery of her death and revival. Shed learns that Ben can actually manipulate molecules. HE healed her. As sparks fly between them, Alex, her best friend, becomes jealous. Later, when her dad leaves to investigate a new case for the FBI, Struz brings her the news that his body was found in the canyon. her dad is dead and Janelle,Ben, and Alex are determined to find out who did it and why.

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dprodrig
Jul 24, 2013

I agree that it was overkill to remove Alex from the story at the end of it all. How many disasters does a girl need in her life, how many people does she have to lose. Couldn't he have died in the next book. Aside that, loved the countdown, the unravelling mystery, and the open ending to the book (despite the massive disaster).

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BlackWickedPanther
Jan 27, 2013

it so romantic

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PSMP0005997157
Aug 17, 2012

this book is so damn sad! i was heartbroken at the end! i went into the bathroom and cried for half the day! this is without a doubt in my mind the most sad book i have ever read! if they dont make a sequel to make things right i will be soooo angry! so tell me if they make a sequel! please!!!!!!!!!!! but overall i liked the book except the ending i cant stand sad endings! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! just i would wait to read the book until a sequel for it comes out! and if one doesnt come out do me a favor and dont read it at all!

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sharrie2011
Jul 21, 2012

I just loved the book. if you liked the hunger games you just might like this book.

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graceling3
Jun 29, 2012

I must admit, this book is a very eye-catching thriller (Had to finish the book in one setting; quite unable to put down once started), but I was quite disappointed in the amount of sci-fi is contained. The author barely squeezed in an miniscule amount of sci-fi (the multiverse/ alterate universe/ wormholes portion); unfortunately a huge chunk of the book was spent over Janelle's internal and external crises with her family and school issues. And the romance portion in the book seemed a bit rushed to me- I mean, Janelle didn't even realize Ben even existed in her world, and after Ben saves the "damsel in distress" by bringing her back to life- POOF Janelle falls in love?! In addition, there were two deaths toward the end of this book that was not overly pleasing (spoiler alert: Alex and Janelle's father dies) Considering that Alex was the best foil character in the entire book, I do not applaud E. Norris' move by killing him off. However, she does leave a nice almost cliffhanger at the end- more room for a sequel perhaps? Overall, this book is worth a try.

Yasou_no_Hanabi Apr 10, 2012

This was a pretty good book, though kind of creepy with the alternate universes and everything ... but a good read if you want to read a sci-fi thriller for a change :) It was also quite emotional, so it was a good mix of action and romance ;) So sad at the end though... it did leave it open though. I'm excited for Elizabeth Norris' next book! :D

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Mar 05, 2014

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nwind98
Sep 08, 2013

Coarse Language: This title contains a lot of swearing. It made me not want to read the book any more.

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