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Reconstructing Amelia: A Novel par [McCreight, Kimberly]
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'This year's Gone Girl.... Like Gone Girl, Reconstructing Amelia seamlessly marries a crime story with a relationship drama. And like Gone Girl, it should be hailed as one of the best books of the year...in her debut novel, Kimberly McCreight spins a riveting narrative that somehow delivers thoughtful commentary on working-mom guilt, bullying, police corruption, and Gossip Girl. Every single twist in Reconstructing Amelia is clever, and rightfully earned. As that righteous babe Virginia Woolf once said, ''Fiction is like a spider's web.'' McCreight is a masterful weaver.' Entertainment Weekly

A fantastic novel. If you liked Gone Girl, you'll love this too.' Jodi Picoult

'[A] mystery with enough red herring to stock Lake Michigan...this is the novel most likely to be found in coming weeks not on the beach but on the F train.' New York Times

'Clever and scary . . . McCreight has her finger on the private school zeitgeist. . .and this disturbing tale will make older readers fondly recall the days when kids got in trouble for passing (print) notes in class.'USA Today

'Reconstructing Amelia will keep you hooked till the last page.'BookPage

'McCreight captures the complexities, cruelty and angst of teenage girls so well my stomach was in knots. What really happened to Amelia? You'll find yourself staying up all night to find out.' Jennifer McMahon, New York Times-bestselling author of The One I Left Behind

'The real story of Amelia's life and death emerges slowly, through a creative blend of Kate's present, Amelia's past, and such varied communication methods as texts, e-mails, blog entries, and Facebook status updates. . . . Fans of literary thrillers will enjoy the novel's dark mood and clever form.' Publishers Weekly

'A multilayered legal thriller. . . . Comes to a seamless and unanticipated conclusion.'Kirkus Reviews

'An elaborately plotted mystery. . . . A harrowing story. . . . McCreight does a fine job of building suspense and creating characters, notably Kate and Amelia, whom the target audience both adults and older teens will care about and empathize with.'Booklist

'McCreight combines a poignant, pulled-from-the-headlines story with writing sanctified by Antietam Review and Oxford magazine.' Library Journal

'We love a powerful debut, and this is just that.... It's Mean Girls meets The Secret History meets the cyberbullying case of Amanda Todd and it's unputdownable.'Daily Candy

'Fast-paced and suspenseful.... a page-turning mystery and thriller will appeal to...fans of Jodi Picoult.' School Library Journal

'If you loved Gone Girl, why not try Reconstructing Amelia...This is a very clever, menacing novel that will make you rightly wary of damaged teenage girls' Daily Mail

'Gossip Girl meets Gone Girl...' The Times

'Reconstructing Amelia' has used all the best ingredients to make the perfect thriller and I hope there are more books similar to this in the future' Asoulfluorescent Blog, ASoulFluorescent.wordpress.com --Asoulfluorescent Blog

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In Reconstructing Amelia, the stunning debut novel from Kimberly McCreight, Kate's in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter’s exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter—now. But Kate’s stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it’s already too late for Amelia. And for Kate.

An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that’s the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn’t jump.

Reconstructing Amelia is about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it’s the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn’t save.

Fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will find Reconstructing Amelia just as gripping and surprising.


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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 2253 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 400 pages
  • Editeur : Harper (2 avril 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0089LOMAG
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  • Lecteur d’écran : Pris en charge
  • Composition améliorée: Activé
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 3.3 étoiles sur 5 3 commentaires client
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Je n'ai pas assez de superlatifs pour vous dire à quel point j'ai aimé ce thriller que j'ai dévoré en cinq jours. Moi qui ai tendance à fuir le genre parce que je ne supporte plus la surenchère de gore et de sadisme, je me suis régalée avec cette histoire qui repose uniquement sur la psychologie des personnages. Nous découvrons en alternance l'histoire de Kate et le point de vue d'Amelia, qui nous est livré à la 1ère personne comme s'il s'agissait d'un journal intime. Entre deux, les sms et les statuts Facebook de la jeune fille rythment l'intrigue. J'aime beaucoup cette construction qui rend la défunte incroyablement vivante et attachante et qui permet de ressentir la douleur de la mère comme si c'était la nôtre. Car Amelia est une chouette fille et plus on avance dans le récit, plus on aimerait en changer la fin, pourtant inexorable.

Malgré cela, malgré un sujet lourd et difficile - faire le deuil d'un enfant, c'est juste impossible - Reconstructing Amelia évite habilement de tomber dans le pathos et nous livre une intrigue en béton armé. Je n'ai pas relevé la moindre incohérence, alors que la structure aurait pu s'y prêter - Kate remonte le temps pour les besoins de son enquête tandis que nous suivons Amelia dans l'ordre chronologique des deux derniers mois de sa vie. Au final, la boucle est parfaitement bouclée, sans que jamais l'on n'ait perdu de vue un seul instant la mécanique infernale du piège qui se referme peu à peu sur les victimes innocentes.

Impossible de vous en dire plus sans dévoiler des détails cruciaux de l'intrigue, ce qui serait vraiment dommage.
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La fin est un peu convenue, mais l'intrigue est bien ficelée, le bouquin m'a littéralement happée. C'est un bon polar.
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je me suis faite avoir car rien n'indiquait que ce livre était en version originale donc anglaise. je l'ai supprimé sans le lire. trés déçue car il a l'air trés bien.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 All the drama 9 février 2015
Par Teacher - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
Ok yes, this book is totally like a Lifetime movie. But it was still really, really engaging! Kate is a high-powered lawyer and single mother whose daughter, Amelia, commits suicide by jumping off her school's roof. Or did she commit suicide? Kate isn't sure when she gets an anonymous text message saying, "Amelia didn't jump."

I've read some other reviews that rip the book to shreds and there are a lot of good points. One complaint is that the characters are not all that likeable. I didn't mind Amelia and Kate, though. They typically had good intentions, even when they made dumb choices. They showed remorse and guilt for the choices they made and that was enough to make me care about what happened to them. I liked Kate's friend, Seth, and her boss, Jeremy. Amelia's best friend was kind of annoying but seemed loyal. I couldn't stand Amelia's new "friends" and couldn't understand why they were important to her, but teenagers are teenagers!

The book was very fast moving and I loved the format! It went back and forth between the present day with Kate, the recent past with Amelia, Amelia's texts and Facebook statuses, and a little bit of Kate's journals and emails from when she first became pregnant with Amelia. It wasn't confusing at all, but it was interesting.

I have mixed feelings about the ending. What was revealed all made sense and was properly foreshadowed, without being predictable. However, it seemed like a lot was not completely answered. There were still some questions and I, personally, wanted to see more of what the consequences were for the people involved. It would have been more satisfying to have more information at the end and all the loose ends tied up. I took one star away for that.

I would recommend this book to fans of drama and mystery. I had difficulty putting it down and kept wanting to find out what happened next. I liked the pace at which plot points were revealed and it kept me interested. I was in shock and horror as the story unfolded. It was a lot of drama, like a soap opera! This book made me incredibly happy to no longer be in high school. It had my jaw hanging open at times as things were unveiled. Great read overall!
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Suspenseful and Scary Read for Parents 25 juin 2013
Par Utah Mom - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Kate, a junior partner at a law firm in Manhattan, is busy with an important client when she receives a call from her daughter's private school in Brooklyn. She is informed that her daughter has been suspended from school and Kate needs to come pick her up immediately. In shock because her daughter Amelia is a straight A student--respectful and good. By the time Kate gets to the school, she is devastated to find the school surrounded by police and to learn that her 15 year old daughter has committed suicide by jumping from the roof.

Months later, Kate is just starting to emerge from the grief to return to work when she receives a cryptic text that implies that Amelia didn't jump. Desperate to get the truth about her daughter's death, Kate starts digging with the help of a police detective. What she learns about her daughter will break her heart; make her question her own ability to parent and search out the people ultimately responsible.

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight is a suspenseful, emotional read. Normally, I would have devoured this book in a matter of days in a desperate attempt to get to the ending. Because I was reading with the book club and we had a reading schedule that spread out over several weeks and I was determined to stick to the schedule, I took my time and read this novel more slowly. In some ways, it made the characters and situation more powerful as I had more time to think and dwell on the story.

As a mother of children that are growing up way too fast, the topics of bullying and the choices our children make resonated with me. Kate is surprised often to find out the horrible things that Amelia was not telling her. It's easy to want to judge Kate for not being an attentive mother, yet I was reminded of my son's fourth grade year. He was being physically bullied by older boys and I did not pick up on the clues. It wasn't until I witnessed it myself in front of the school, that I realized that I had completely missed his earlier pleas for help.

Reconstructing Amelia is a powerful and scary book for a parent. McCreight has written a compelling, suspenseful and very realistic book about the life of a teenager. Though it takes place in a private school in New York with very wealthy students, the situations they face are not entirely different from the teenagers going to a public school in a religious area of the west. The ending was surprising and not completely satisfying but the book is definitely worth reading.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 jaw dropping 6 mars 2015
Par Andrea L. Stoeckel - Publié sur Amazon.com
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eBook read 3/5-3/6 4*

Amelia Baron is dead. The report says "impulsive suicide". But her grieving mother Kate doesn't quite believe that her 15 year old daughter would do such a thing no matter what the circumstances point towards. There has got to be another explaination.

The layers that Kate peels are sometimes ridiculous, sometime heart breaking, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, but full of the many secrets that people keep. And, only after the fact can she re-construct Amelie.

This book was discussed by a blogger I read. She had said it was a tough book, and it is not a particularly well written. McCreight struggles with the different voices she writes in. Some become stronger, others go silent. Memories get re- awakened. And, overall, the story feels in spots as if it has too much crammed into it: sexuality, depression, lonliness, adequacy, jealousy and, above all, bullying. However, her uncomfort with the situation leaves us shaking our heads and wondering how we might react in the same way
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Really good story will a powerful message 5 juillet 2014
Par Domonique - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
I really enjoyed this book. I'll admit, I wasn't sure how it was going to end, but after getting to that point, I liked the way it finished. It's sad that Amelia didn't feel that she could be herself and that her first love ended up rejecting her because of peer pressure and her own fears. I never wanted to be part of a group like this in my school, mostly because I was content with the friends I had, and I had no desire for anything more.

It's so sad, what peer pressure can make you do or say. Wanting to fit in and be liked is a very addictive thing. But nothing good ever comes from hazing, bullying or lying for that matter. It's always best to be honest, if someone is a true friend, they will love you for who you are, not who they want you to be. Reading this story has given me a better understanding of the things that some teenagers grow through. I highly recommend it!
4.0 étoiles sur 5 A teen lit murder mystery 23 octobre 2016
Par Mimi - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
I bought this novel to read along with my younger sister. It is an interesting blend of text messages, diary entries, Facebook statuses, and traditional narrative covering the cruelty of high school and social class.

A quick subway read, the novel strings you along on a treasure hunt of clues as to who Amelia was and what led to her demise. Most characters are multi-layered; almost no one can be trusted at face value. But the ending ties too nearly together and makes big leaps to connect the dots.

It's a great teen lit read that is unusual in that a good portion is told from the mother's perspective. I identified most with Amelia's mother in this book and it felt a bit weird to read about high school make out sessions. It doesn't quite bridge the gap into adult literature although I'm not sure it's trying.
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