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Friday, January 28, 2011

Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan

Title: Accomplice
Author: Eireann Corrigan
Published: 2010
Pages: 296
Rating: 4/5
Synopsis: They've gotten good grades - but that's not good enough. They've spent hours on community service - but that's not good enough. Finn and Chloe's advisor says that colleges have enough kids with good grades and perfect attendance, so Chloe decides they'll have to attract attention another way. She and Finn will stage Chloe's disappearance, and then, when CNN is on their doorstep and the nation is riveted, Finn will find and save her. It seems like the perfect plan - until things start to go wrong. Very wrong.

Review: The story starts with Finn talking about the things that have been going on. She and her best friend have decided that they need to call the attention of the world so they can go to the college they want to. Their plan was simple and shouldn't have strayed from it but as the time goes by everything changes and makes them question if what they're doing will ever turn out good.

Finn wasn't the normal main character because she had to say so many lies and pretend to be feeling something that she wasn't. Even though she sometimes got me irritated towards the end she realized that what they were doing wasn't right and wanted to back away from it. She thought of those who were suffering and because of this and decide to do what was right even if at the end it took some time.

The one that really made me mad was Chloe. I kind of felt that she was only thinking about herself the whole time. Throughout all the times that they should stop what they are doing she never wants to. The ending only made my opinion of her worse, showing that she really doesn't care for others.

I really liked the story overall though at times I couldn't understand why some people were acting the way they were. I keep going back to the ending but that's what made me give it a 4. Even though it shows who Cloe really is I also liked that Finn decided to stand up for her beliefs.


  1. I really enjoyed this book as well. Glad you liked it. Great review.

  2. I didn't particulary love the book that much. The slowness during the book made me a bit antsy, but the ending was the best part. The ending, at the same time, was also disappointing. Good review!