Saturday, April 11, 2009

Freeze Frame by Heidi Ayarbe

****Freeze Frame by Heidi Ayarbe****

Originality- 18/20
Characters- 17/20
Remembrance- 7/10
Quote-ability- 7/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 9/10
Recommend to read- 8/10
TOTAL- 84/100
Grade- B

No matter how many times Kyle rewrites the scene, he can't get it right. He tries it in the style of Hitchcock, Tarantino, Eastwood, all of his favorite directors—but regardless of the style, he can't remember what happened that day in the shed. The day Jason died. And until he can, there is one question that keeps haunting Kyle: Did he kill his best friend on purpose? Debut novelist Heidi Ayarbe delves into the depths of the human psyche as Kyle wrestles with inner demons that make him wonder whether the world will ever be okay again—or if the best thing to do is find a way to join Jason.

At first I thought Freeze Frame was going to be really depressing a deep. Since this wasn't what I got in the beginning I was starting to feel disappointed. Then as I read on I learned to love Kyle's voice. He was funny and sarcastic, but still weak and depressed. You could tell that Kyle and Jason and a strong friendship due to the insightful flashbacks which Ayarbe provided. I was able to get sucked into the story at such a fast pace that it was breathtaking. Kyle has to deal with so many swarming emotions and you're there right beside him, feeling his emotions. We learn somewhat about the minor characters but I wish we could have had a deeper look in their lives. Freeze Frame is one of those books that you wish had a sequel so you can find out what happens next and how everyone changes after they accept Jason's death. I loved that we were just as confused about the happenings on the day Jason died. Just like Kyle, we learn little at a time and slowly put the pieces together. Overall I think Freeze Frame was a pretty good book that made you feel emotions without ripping you apart.
-Amanda

1 comment:

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Great review! Sounds good!