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Reconstructing Amelia [Kindle Edition]

Kimberly McCreight
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“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 Island of Lost Girls )

“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 fne 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 )

Kurzbeschreibung

Stressed single mother and law partner Kate is in the meeting of her career when she is interrupted by a telephone call to say that her teenaged daughter Amelia has been suspended from her exclusive Brooklyn prep school for cheating on an exam. Torn between her head and her heart, she eventually arrives at St Grace's over an hour late, to be greeted by sirens wailing and ambulance lights blazing. Her daughter has jumped off the roof of the school, apparently in shame of being caught.
A grieving Kate can't accept that her daughter would kill herself: it was just the two of them and Amelia would never leave her alone like this. And so begins an investigation which takes her deep into Amelia's private world, into her journals, her email account and into the mind of a troubled young girl.
Then Kate receives an anonymous text saying simply: AMELIA DIDN'T JUMP. Is someone playing with her or has she been right all along?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 563 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 405 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 006222543X
  • Verlag: Simon & Schuster UK (20. Juni 2013)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B008J4N9TS
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Nicht aktiviert
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Auf Englisch 29. Juni 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
sehr empfehlenswert. Ein karrierebewusste Juristin, deren Tochter sich vom Dach der High School stürzt. Ein Selbstmord? Die verzweifelte Mutter fragt sich, ob sie ihr Kind so wenig gekannt hat. Sie waren sich doch nah? Allerdings war da die viele Arbeit... Die Sicht der Tochter wird durch Blogs, Notizen und E- mails deutlich. Die Vorgänge an der Elite- Schule kommen langsam ans Licht.... spannend und unputdownable!
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Nicht überzeugend 13. Mai 2014
Format:Taschenbuch|Verifizierter Kauf
Ich erwartete einen spannenden Krimi, doch wurde schon nach wenigen Seiten enttäuscht: Zur sehr zog sich die Story, zu langatmig waren die Schilderungen, sei es aus Sicht der Mutter oder auch der Tochter - und zu offensichtlch wurde es schon am Anfang, wer als Täter in Frage kam.
Dazu klang die Teenie-Sprache - zumindest im amerikanischen Original - zu aufgesetzt und gewollt, zu klischeehaft das Umfeld des Mädchens und auch das Umfeld der Mutter: Sie natürlich bildhübsch, erfolgreich, intelligent, managt ihr Leben sowie das ihres Kindes ohne Fehl und Tadel.
Leider wird die Polizeiarbeit absolut unrealistisch dargestellt und auch das Ende, abgespult auf ganz wenigen dürftigen Seiten im Schnelldurchlauf - kann nicht überzeugen: Uns erzählt Amelia aus dem Jenseit, wie sie zu Tode kam ? Was soll das denn ?

Fazit: Kein großer Wurf, weder spannend noch sprachlich überzeugend, keine überraschenden Wendungen - nur bedingt lesenswert.
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Kate ist alleinerziehende Mutter einer fünfzehnjährigen Tochter. Die erfolgreiche Anwältin arbeitet bis in die Nacht, die Tochter verbringt den Tag in der teueren Privatschule und den Abend alleine zu Hause. Die gemeinsame Mutter-Tochter Zeit ist penibel geplant und vor allem rar. Und dann passiert es: ein Anruf aus der Schule, dass Amelia aus disziplinären Gründen abgeholt werden muss. Kate verspätet sich und bei ihrem Eintreffen ist die Amelie schon tot.
Die Polizei ermittelt und der Fall wird als impulsiver Selbstmord abgeschlossen.
Kate ist am Boden zerstört und willenlos, macht sich Vorwürfe, leidet fürchterlich. Eine anonyme SMS rüttelt sie wach. Sie beginnt die verhängnisvollen letzten Monate in Amelias Leben zu rekonstruieren...
Das Buch ist vom Anfang bis zum Ende spannend, die Handlung wird aus dem Blickwinkel zweier Personen erzählt und dadurch bekommen die Tatsachen ganz anderen Kontext, je nach dem wessen Erlebnisse den Weg zum Leser finden. Die Gemütszustände werden hautnah erlebt, man wird zu Tränen gerührt und glücklich mit dem Erzähler. Man soll sich auf jeden Fall Zeit für das Buch nehmen, einmal angefangen will es bis zum Ende gelesen werden.
Einen Stern ziehe ich ab, weil einige Handlungsstränge zu schnell und nur ansatzweise eine Erklärung finden. Das Buch hätte mehr Länge im Epilog vertragen.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Teenage cruelty - Mother's love 28. Januar 2013
Von Nitty's Mom - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Reconstructing Amelia reminds me of another book I loved "Sister". In both cases, we have a heart-breaking tale of a woman who will do whatever it takes to get to the truth of a love-ones so called suicide. In this case, single mother Kate Baron cannot believe that her high achiever/perfect 15 year old daughter Amelia jumped from the roof of her New York private school. Kate harbors guilt about the long hours she works at her prestigious law firm. Kate believes that the bond she had with Amelia was strong and that the time they spend together was quality.

Reconstructing Amelia swings back and forth between alternating chapters; Kate in the present and Amelia approximately 1 month before her death to slowly reveal what happened on the roof. We quickly learn that both Kate and Amelia had secrets that are also revealed through snippets from Amelia's E-mail/face-book page and a scathing school gossip blog. Amelia had recently been pegged to join an elitist all girls club at school. As a pledging, Amanda becomes enamored with one if its founding members, Dylan, and makes an enemy of another vindictive club member, Zadie. Amelia's secretive/time consuming membership in this club called the Magpies also causes tension between her self-centered boy/crazy best friend Sylvia. "Reconstructing Amelia" is reminiscent of Donna Tartt's "The Secret History". It tackles very relevant subjects such as emotional bullying, teen-age isolation, autism, and sexuality. Amelia was a believable and likable teen-ager. Kate's guilt and regret were palpable as she slowly begins to uncover the many facets she did not know of her daughters life.

Reconstructing Amelia is a well written story about cruel teen-age behavior and a coming-of- age story. For Kate Baron, a lesson in how secrets from the past can influence your future. Reconstructing Amelia is highly recommended for the appropriate reader including a young adult. Those looking to read a page-turner murder/suspense mystery may be disappointed.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen This is NO "Gone Girl" 28. April 2013
Von DS from LA - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
I was drawn to this book by the publicity comparing it to last year's "Gone Girl." That book was an intricately plotted mystery with stunning twists that were completely unexpected and that actually made sense. It was also extremely well-written, told through the distinctive voices of at least three separate characters. This book doesn't even come close. The author packs in a large number of subplots and mini-mysteries, leading the reader to anticipate a clever and unifying resolution that will tie all the loose threads together in a surprising and satisfying manner. No such luck. Without giving spoilers, I think I can safely say that many (most?) of the subplots in the book are resolved in ways that appear wholly arbitrary and have no connection to the central mystery of what happened to Amelia. The resolution of one of the mysteries (involving the author of a particularly vicious school gossip blog) ultimately turns on a character's wholly implausible motivation that is casually tossed off in a single sentence. Also, unlike "Gone Girl," the two narrators (and just about every other character) speak with utterly interchangeable voices; the author's attempt to create a distinctive 15-year-old's narrative voice largely consists of throwing in the word "like" a lot.

Particularly disturbing to me was the poor editing of this book, which is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors. (I read the Kindle version, so I don't know if the same mistakes appear in the print edition.) The author's bio tells us that she attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. So one would hope that she might know the difference between "your" and "you're," "then" and "than," "passed" and "past," "peeked" and "peaked," "confident" and "confidant," "reined" and "reigned," "overdo" and "overdue" (yes, a character says "don't overdue it," and isn't talking about a library book)... and might actually look up how to spell designer Donna Karan (not Donna Karen). As a reader, I found each of these errors painfully distracting, and the large number of them is really inexcusable. I've seen fewer errors in self-published porn on Amazon than in this major HarperCollins release.

I'm giving this an extra star because it held my interest and I read it in two days, but only because I was anticipating a payoff that never came.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Disappointed 10. April 2013
Von Carolyn Eckert - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe|Verifizierter Kauf
I think the reviewers got this one wrong. Everyone is comparing this book to Gone Girl, but it doesn't come close in comparison to that interesting, unique book. Reconstructing Amelia borrows devices from other books like different voices and a changing timeline, but it isn't using these devices in a better or new way. The writing style of this book is closer to Gossip Girl, and I wish it was more clear in the book's description (and reviews) that this is more of a Young Adult novel.

Pet Peeve: If I'm reading about a really smart character, I would not like to be told that they're smart (over and over)...show me how smart they are in their actions. I kept reading that Amelia and Kate were both very smart--a good student, a great lawyer--but I really can't see where either one of them showed me how clever or smart they were in their actions within the book.

Sadly, the hype of this book didn't match the content...it was not inspiring, but instead a disappointment.
56 von 67 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Those Mean Private School Girls! 7. Februar 2013
Von PattyLouise - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe|Vine Kundenrezension eines kostenfreien Produkts (Was ist das?)
Reconstructing Amelia
by
Kimberly McCreight

My "in a nutshell" summary...

Amelia...dies...is it suicide...an accident...or was she pushed?

My thoughts after reading this book...

Ok...me? Personally? I love private school stories. Privileged teens mixed with cool kids mixed with not so cool kids...lots of independence...lots of bullying...mixed in with arrogance and way too much freedom. This all usually makes for lots of drama...and this book is packed with drama. The story centers around Amelia and her mom, Kate. Kate is a single mom who works long hours but believes that she and her daughter have a great relationship. And they sort of do...but perhaps Kate trusts Amelia a bit too much. Amelia...lovely, smart, innocent, loyal, trusting...too trusting. Amelia gets involved with a secret club at her school...then falls in love...then gets bullied until her life falls apart.

Kate...numb and grieving...is determined to find out what really happened to her lovely daughter.

This book is a fast paced mystery so that's all I am going to tell you about it. There is that bad girl character that I loved hating...in fact there are a lot of mean girls in this novel...there are FaceBook scandals and mean texting and notes and a conspiracy contrived to bring Amelia and perhaps even Kate...down. The pages sped by and this book was sometimes heart breakingly sad.

What I loved about this book...

I loved Kate...I loved Amelia. I loved the way Amelia loved books and looked out for her friends. I loved the plotting. I loved the pace. I even loved the sad parts.

What I did not love...

Oooh...there were so many bullies and mean girls and even a mean mom or two...and a mean attorney...juicy juicy mean girl stuff...even some mean teachers!

Final thoughts...

I found this book too be so good...it literally was one of those really yummy books that I had to pry myself away from. It had a nice resounding ending...sort of sad but still good.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen The writing is worse than sparkly vampires! 10. April 2014
Von Jay Read - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
"...Because you don't want to, like, get into the deets of your kid's Facebook page. I mean, I'm twenty-four, and I'm a pretty scrubbed-up guy and whatevs, but my 'rents would stroke out if they saw my whole page. You've gotta filter it for ma and pa. I mean, who wants to see their kid doing body shots, like, ever?"

Seriously. This is a direct quote. I like to think I'm young enough to know how "the kids" are talking these days, and I don't know a single soul that talks like that. Not even 24 year old "stoner" IT Tech guys, like she is trying to portray this character. It's as though the author watched a bunch of terrible teen movies to get some lingo, took some of what she remembered from being a teenager herself, and then tried desperately to sound like she knows how kids/young adults talk today. All this in a book that's supposed to be for adults...? No thanks.
The beginning of the book was rough going, and every time we're in the vantage point of the teenagers, the writing is horrid like the above quote. After I read that line, I literally couldn't stomach anymore, so I have no idea how this book ends....
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