“So your perfect proposal, what would it be?” Ben asks.

“Seriously?”… “I don’t know. It would just be the two of us, and I guess I’d want him to say something honest, not overly romantic, not something that would make a great story to tell his friends. I’d just want him to lean over…” As I say it, I lean slightly toward Ben, close enough that I can feel the warmth of his body radiating into the empty space between us, and drop the volume of my voice. “… and say ‘Janelle Tenner, fucking marry me.” 

Summary

Sixteen-year-old Janelle Tenner is used to having a lot of responsibility. She balances working as a lifeguard in San Diego with an intense academic schedule. Janelle’s mother is bipolar, and her dad is a workaholic FBI agent, which means Janelle also has to look out for her younger brother, Jared.

And that was before she died… and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earth’s destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet.

Personal Experiences

When I read this summary, I thought it would be an interesting but realistic book. Fair warning, this book is like really unrealistic, but at the the same time completely possibile. I loved the sci-fi twist near the climax. It was a romance and a dystopian – I guess you could call it that – and a sci-fi. It spoke to me on a level I don’t even understand. I loved it. Very much.

Quotes

“Life is a fragile thing. Apparently the whole world is fragile too.”


“When the zipper snaps open, Ben pauses, his breath hot in my ear. “Janelle Tenner,” he whispers. “I fucking love you.” 


“Apparently this month is full of surprises. No one is as dumb as I thought they were.” 


“I mean, contrary to popular belief, I’m actually not harboring a secret desire to grow up and become a bioterrorist.”

Where to find Unreveling 

Indie Bound*

*If you are unaware, I have a video on how to use Indie Bound as a resource on how to find books

**Also, if you have a Windows Phone, there is a really good EPUB reader app called Bookviser Reader. You can check out their website here. If you have an Android phone, you can check out an app called Lithium which is a similar EPUB reader.

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Happy Reading . . .

Cite this article as: Serene Haroon, "Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris," in {sereneharoon.com}, February 18, 2018, http://sereneharoon.com/2018/02/unraveling-by-elizabeth-norris/.

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