This was a weird one. Laura Kasischke’s Feathered is the story of two girls going to Cancun for spring break. Just by reading the book jacket, I knew things would not go well, but I wasn’t prepared for just how weird one of the main characters was. Her voice didn’t seem to be that of a typical senior in high school. It was waaaay too serious. I just felt like there was something off about her (Michelle) through the entire story.
Of course, the two girls in the story do something they know is stupid, and it gets them into big trouble. I’m not going to tell you what it was, but I will say that there are a couple of parallels to the Natalie Holloway case.
I don’t want to give the ending of the story away, so I’m not going to say much more. One huge plus for this book is the author’s writing style. It is very poetic and full of imagery (which makes sense when you find out that she has published seven collections of poetry). That being said, I think this book is best reserved for more serious readers who like a very slow build up of drama. Those who are just looking for a suspenseful book that gets to the mystery right away will be waiting a while.