CIN is one of those rare Indie books that not only sucks you in, but forces you to devour the book in one sitting. I was impressed with the unique storyline (when you start a novel with a family owing out on eviction day.. it's a bit compelling, no?) and I was really interested to see where the story would lead me...and I wasn't disappointed in the least. Lisa's life is an absolute mess of epic proportions. Not only are her parents divorcing, they lost their house, mom has a breakdown and Lisa is struck by lightning. This is definitely not your typical young adult fodder. I look forward to reading more from this author.
The Doctor said I should be dead.
My heart beat furiously. I looked up at the flashes of lightning in the sky. Yes, I should be dead.
Why wasn't I?
Seventeen year old Lisa Brown's life is falling apart. First, her mother and father divorce, then their house forecloses and now, her mother has decided to commit herself to a psychiatric hospital.
If that weren't enough, she must leave sunny south Florida to attend a boarding school full of geniuses in cold, Lynn, Massachusetts. The city where the locals taunt "Lynn, Lynn, city of sin; you never come out the way you went in." And, they aren't kidding. Lisa must live in a tiny shack with two strange teenagers, a dog named Pig who growls when you look at him and a cat named Rat. "Mind the cat," everyone says. What the heck is wrong with this place?
Lisa thinks she's landed in her own house of horrors with the anti-social Alex and his facetious sister Ally. But, the real drama begins the day she is struck by lightning...