Makani Young moved to Osborne, Nebraska to live with her grandmother after a nasty incident that has left Makani friendless and a social pariah. She has finally settled and is adjusting to her new life when a murder starts killing her classmates and her terrible past catches up with her.
So I love this author very very VERY much and when I saw that she wrote a thriller and I had to read it! It was such an exciting thriller and it took me on a great journey! I hope she writes more thrillers ASAP!
The setting of this book WAS PERFECT!! I mean a thriller in Nebraska, TAKE ME NOW! Nebraska is such a creepy place due to the fact it’s full of farms and according to every horror movie I’ve ever seen that it added such a creep factor that I can’t deny! The plot of the book was fast and furious and was over before I could say, “boo!” The mystery surrounding this thriller was engaging and stumped me at every turn. However, I thought that the killer was revealed to the scene a little too early and I wish their background had been a little better explained, but it was an interesting villain.
The characters in this book were interesting and while I liked some, I could have done without others. The main character rubbed me the wrong way at first, but I grew to like her. It was a like, but not a love. I really loved Ollie, but I need to see pictures of this guy because he sounds like such an interesting looking person. His character was the most interesting to me. I thought his and Makani’s were cute, but seemed a little silly and too young for my taste. However, it is young adult fiction so I had to suck it up a little bit.
The friends of Makani, Alex and Darby were a little boring and a little annoying honestly. They would appear and disappear very quickly from the plot and were a little too judgemental for my taste. I didn’t understand their dynamic and didn’t seem necessary to the plot to me. The grandmother was the typical young adult parental figure that doesn’t understand and is a little too controlling and I found it so annoying. I also really didn’t like that she made Makani have a relationship with her parents that don’t want anything to do with her. It was terrible!
Some of the chapters were told by the murder victims and it added such a great suspesnful element to an already suspenseful thriller. Although the ending was kinda meh for me. I wish it had either been a little more resolved or no resolve at all. It was meh compared to the suspense of the novel overall.
My Book Rating
5/5 Book World
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Genre: Young Adult Horror Fiction
Published on September 26, 2017 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
Copy Read: Hardcover