Tuesday, September 6, 2016

You Will Know MeYou Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

You Will Know Me isn't what I was expecting. I generally loved the way that Abbott can write tension and suspense into every packed-with-emotion page. The alternative POVs were necessary so that we could really dig inside the character's head and find out what they thought the "projected truth" was.

A murder mystery is what this is technically about, but don't let that offset you on this book. This book is more about the life of a teenage gymnast prodigy, something that we don't see very often and her parent's dedication/determination to let her have the Olympic gold success that everyone seems to think she is "meant' for. It's a slow-burning book where nothing plot-drive necessarily happens in the first big half, but that's ok because it then takes psychological look at "how far would you go for your child?"

I however, am not an Olympics watcher or sports fan, however I still found myself completely immersed in the little quiet politics and details of this lifestyle. Every word that Abbott uses is very sharp and precise, and that's why I just absolutely devoured her writing style and how the words impacted my understanding of the story arc.

**Thank you for NetGalley and the publisher for providing me an e-ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.**

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