Anna is everything her identical twin is not. Outgoing and athletic, she is the opposite of quiet introvert Jess. The same on the outside, yet so completely different inside--it's hard to believe the girls are sisters, let alone twins. But they are. And they tell each other everything.Or so Jess thought.After Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window, Jess's life begins to unravel. Everyone says it was an accident, but to Jess, that doesn't add up. Where was Anna going? Who was she meeting? And how long had Anna been lying to her?Jess is compelled to learn everything she can about the sister she thought she knew. At first it's a way to stay busy and find closure . . . but Jess soon discovers that her twin kept a lot of secrets. And as she digs deeper, she learns that the answers she's looking for may be truths that no one wants her to uncover.Because Anna wasn't the only one with secrets....
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The Window Reviews
Yes, I'm friends with the author so maybe I'm a little biased, but this book is fantastic. It kept me guessing and I couldn't put it down. I absolutely loved it.
I heard the words individually. Anna. Bad. Fell. Sorry. They didn't - couldn't - connect with each other. It was as if they were part of a riddle I couldn't decipher. Fell, bad, Anna, sorry. Sorry, Anna, fell, bad.
*Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for giving me an ARC to review, even though I got to it a month late*
This book was amazing. It is tense and ominous, written in the poetic perceptions of Jess, the quiet introverted twin who's just lost her sister. De ...more
With smart, sharp prose and a dark but relatable undercurrent, this book pulls you through the labyrinth-like mystery of a teen girl's life and her tragic end. Yet it's also a poignant story of sisterhood (twinhood, specifically), young romance, and grief, and employs some drop-dead gorgeous imagery (a girl flying through the air before crashing to the ground; the slick walls of a deep, dark well). I particularly enjoyed the little interstitial chapters written from the perspective of Anna, whic ...more
Mysterious and I really enjoyed the writing style. Not sure if it's a 4.5 or a 5 yet, but either way, a great read!
I'll have a review up on teenreads.com, soon, BUT HOLY MACARONI.
I found The Window hard to put down. Anyone who has ever felt the connection between sisters will love this book! With powerful imagery and realistically flawed characters, the story weaves Jess's point of view with moments of Anna's. It's tragic and beautiful and dark.
Twins & mysteries will get me every time!! I had so many theories while reading this book (which is always a good sign for a mystery), and I just had to keep reading to see if any of them were right. The only thing I wanted more from were the characters-- I wished they felt just a little more alive. It's not the most thrilling YA mystery I've read, but it made up for it with a surprising amount of heart. Jess was a pretty clinical, matter-of-fact girl, but in the end, she got me choked up wi ...more
Introverted Jess can’t believe her more outgoing twin Anna died from a fall from her window. Soon Jess realizes and may not know her sister as well as she thought. Anna had secrets. Big ones. Secrets Jess is determined to uncover, though the more she discovers, the more she realizes she may not have known Anna at all.
Sometimes reading a very special book fills me with such happiness, my eyes overflow with tears of enjoyment. #TheWindow provided such a pleasurable experience. Debut writer Amelia ...more