The Detour

The DetourWritten by S.A. Bodeen

Livvy Flinn is a wealthy teenage author. When going to a reader’s retreat, she gets in a terrible car accident. Hanging upside down, she sees a girl on the side of the road playing a flute. After asking the girl to help her, instead of help, she gets hit in the head.

When she wakes up, she is in the basement of someone she doesn’t know. She is tortured and abused, not knowing why these people hate her so much. As the book goes on, it gives more detail into Livvy’s childhood. She didn’t have friends. Although, kids can be cruel, Livvy’s story was a little hard to believe.

The ending was fairly dramatic, and the author tried to throw in some shockers. In many ways, this book was a lot like Stephen King’s’ Misery’.

Review by Lori Yates, Cyprus High School Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Ages 14 and up

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The Detour
Written by S.A. Bodeen
Feiwel and Friends
215 pages
Release Date: October 5, 2015
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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