March 24, 2015
Algonquin Young Readers
Ori's dead because of what happened out behind the theater,in the tunnel made out of trees.She’s dead because she got sent to that place upstate locked up with those monsters.And she got sent there because of me.
This story vividly shows that some teenage girls are not exactly made of ‘sugar and spice and everything nice’. They can be downright cruel, manipulative and abusive. And you don’t have to cage them to prove that. But this story also tells us that circumstances happen and forces us to react. Our actions define us; we make certain choices, and suffer the consequences. The question of guilt, starvation for freedom, or the lack of it –these are themes relevant in the story.