de Marisha Pessi
A girl, moving every six months to another part of the United States with her father, a university professor. Their life in smalltown Americana, and her inclusion into the very closed circle of the Bluebloods, a group of students from her high school, led by the wondrous yet enigmatic Hannah Schneider. Mysterious deaths. A group of political extremists, much closer to home than expected. Marisha Pessl's first novel has everything going for it, and certainly is a masterpiece of beautiful writing. The only rub is that it is so well-written that one gets easily lost in the intricate plot. Such beautiful wording would no doubt be more adapted to a more contemplative storyline, as the reflection and deep thinking found in every page fails to carry the sense of urgency usually associated to a mystery novel. An excellent, if quite mismatched, first attempt.