Release Date: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Amulet Books
Vivian feels left behind when her older sister, Audra, runs away from home. She believes that Audra will return and pays careful attention to the clues around her. Then, inexplicably, writing begins to appear in a blank notebook.
When Audra does come back for Vivian, she's in the company of a strange man. The three of them run away together and practice wilderness survival. While Audra plans for the future, Vivian continues to gather evidence: Who is this mysterious man, and does he have any connection to the words appearing in her notebook?
Klickitat is a haunting story, full of atmosphere and awakening, crafted by one of today's most startling literary talents.
**Thank you so much to the publisher for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review!**
Klickitat follows Vivian, whose older sister ran away. The story begins when Audra is still at home, though she likes talking about a guy while leaving out many details. It's also evident that Audra is a very different girl who wants to live in a different way. She also never wears shoes. When she leaves, Vivian's life is completely different.
I read Klickitat fairly quickly once I finally sat down to read it. Though the pages had a lot of space around the writing, the story itself was just so incredibly intriguing. I wanted to know what was going to happen next, especially because our narrator herself seemed to be pretty unreliable. I never knew for sure if what she was saying was actually true, especially because people kept asking her if she was taking her pills.
I really liked the amount of creepiness that was evident in this book. Most of it was because of the notebook that Vivian had. It seemed like someone else was writing in it because Vivian did not recognize the handwriting. It was just very sketchy but I loved it!
I honestly enjoyed this book very much. I'm excited to read more by Peter Rock in the future!