Connected by Kat Stiles
Thankfully, Em isn’t alone. Her best friend Roz starts having unusual dreams that come true, and Tommy, Em’s secret crush, can hear the softest whispers in class.
A romance blossoms with Tommy. But just as things are looking up, people start dropping like flies. A telepathic serial killer is on the loose and only Em and her friends have a hope of stopping him.
Or do they? If they don’t figure out the killer’s identity soon, one of them could be next.
As for the characters, though they felt a bit underdeveloped on the whole, I did really enjoy Roz- she’s the perfect bestie and supporting character even if she doesn’t always have good answers or great advice. I wasn’t personally a fan of Tommy, but honestly I don’t think you’re supposed to like him the way he’s written. Em was so-so for me, she could have stood up for herself more and exhibited more growth.
There were tricky spots with the plot, but it was well-paced for the most part and there were a few surprises to keep me reading for answers. Although there is certainly room for a sequel.
While I wouldn’t give this a re-read without some re-working I would recommend others give it a read to find out if they could enjoy it more than I did. Maybe better for truly younger folks (full disclosure I’m almost 29, married with a kid so I realize I may just be out of touch.) Although with some of the themes and situations, it would depend on the person, but you might not want your under 15 year old to read the book- read it yourself if you have doubts though:)
I’d go with 2.5 stars because while there were certainly issues, the writing was not riddled with errors and there is a lot to work with here, which may grab others more than it grabbed me.