Review

Deviant

by Helen FitzGerald

When sixteen-year-old Abigail's mother dies in Scotland --- leaving a faded photo, a weirdly cryptic letter, and a one-way ticket to America --- she feels nothing. Why should she? Her mother abandoned her as a baby to grow up on an anti-nuclear commune and then in ugly foster homes. But the letter is a surprise in more ways than one: Her father is living in California. What's more, she has an eighteen-year-old sister, Becky. And the two are expecting Abigail to move in with them.

 

While struggling to overcome her natural suspicions of a note from beyond the grave (not to mention anything positive) Abigail tries to fit in with her strange, new American family: a distant father with a closed past, a too-perfect stepmother, and most puzzling of all, her long-lost sister. Becky sweeps Abigail into a shadowy underground movement involving clandestine street art, jailbreaks, and a bizarre double life. Soon, Abigail uncovers something unimaginable: a plot with vast implications, one that is aimed not only at controlling her sister, but the behavior of rebellious teens across the globe.

Reviewed by on June 6, 2013

Deviant
by Helen FitzGerald

  • Publication Date: June 11, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Soho Teen
  • ISBN-10: 1616951397
  • ISBN-13: 9781616951399