Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann

Simon Pulse, 2011

Cryer’s Cross, Montana is such a small town that all four high school classes fit in a one room schoolhouse. The kids have known each other forever. Every year they struggle just to have enough soccer players to make up a team. It’s a small town and a tight-knit community, but when Tiffany Quinn disappears, it seems that sometimes big city problems come into the country.

Cryer’s Cross is a deliciously creepy story. I was so drawn into the mystery of it, I read quickly. I wanted to know what was going on. Perhaps the best thing about the story is that it’s not simply about the disappearance and the strange events that take place in Cryer’s Cross. It’s also a story about teenagers and college choices and small town life. It’s about kids who have lived in one place forever and kids who have to move to a new place at just the wrong time. It’s about friendship and romance and the troubles of living with OCD. The characters are well drawn and interesting. You’ll be rooting for them to succeed and holding your breath when they’re in danger. Cryer’s Cross is a wonderful read that you will be thinking about long after you’ve finished reading.

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