What a mystery. Reconstructing Amelia is one of those books that you don’t want to put down because you want to know what happens next. It does provide a good question which makes the reader think about what really happened too. Was it suicide or homicide?
The novel does provide a good mysterious ambiance which makes the reader think about the real question. Did Amelia commit suicide or was there another force that contributed to her death. The scenarios often provide insight to both sides of the fence you would really want to interview the characters to know what really happened.
Reconstructing Amelia was kind of an ode to teenagers nowadays. Could our digital footprint be used as a measure to investigate on what is happening with our lives? If somebody traced what I have been doing in FaceBook, Twitter, and text messaging, would they be able to see what kind of person I am? This was an important part of the investigation of Amelia’s case. Had it not been for the text messages and emails, there wouldn’t be a clear story of what really happened.
I cannot keep reiterating that it is not a book that you would want to put down until you have finished reading. The air of mystery was so intense that you’d want to participate in the investigation itself. The different points of views (Amelia’s and Kate’s) were great insights into what really happened. Amelia’s, thinking about suicide. Kate’s, thinking otherwise. The experiences of both ladies will make you think about the consequences of the different actions of the characters in the story.
I have never been introduced to a lot of mystery novels but this one was definitely worth the read.