The Lonely - Ainslie Hogarth

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you!


Easter goes looking for her sister Julia in The Woods, fleeing from The Terrible Thing, but ends up with her legs crushed beneath a large rock and slowly bleeds to death. 


There is a warning at the start: Easter dies. If you can't handle it, don't start reading the book. It triggered my interest. So did the rest of the story. I can't really explain what it is or what's it about exactly because I haven't really figured that out myself. Easter is a compulsive liar so I never knew when she was talking the truth or if she in a few pages would say 'Well, that wasn't really true.' I don't want to say too much about it, afraid I might spoil something.


For some reason I was intrigued by the story, and after I found a way to be able to read it on my KOBO instead of laptop, it was very hard (if not impossible) for my to put this book down again. The writing was very easy going, even though it was quite detached like The Mother, The Father (They never get names).


I don't think this is a book that will please everyone. You'll need to love a book that's something different and doesn't really follow the paths YA books are apparently supposed to follow. It's different, but I liked it. Would recommend.