Thursday, August 14, 2014

One Day More - Aprilynne Pike

Published: April 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 50
Copy Provided by: bought
Summary: Goodreads


This captivating and poignant 50-page digital original short story is a prequel to New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike's Life After Theft—a haunting novel about the true cost of paying for one's mistakes.

Most teenagers would do anything to have Kimberlee Schaffer's life. But beneath the beauty, the wealth, and the popularity, Kimberlee has a terrible problem: an uncontrollable, insatiable need to steal. Over the years, she's learned to hide her secret from those closest to her, but now it's completely consuming her life—and Kimberlee is afraid that if she doesn't find a way to put an end to her compulsion, she may see her perfect world come crumbling down.

I love novellas.  They are like a little snack-sized brownies that I don't feel guilty about.  Not many calories and satisfying but they don't take much time.  Don't get me wrong....I mean I LOVE to read great big 700+ page books as well but novellas give you the satisfaction of finishing something when you have a long to-do list. 

Aprilynne Pike is a favourite author of mine (and I'm sure she is on Curlypow's list as well).  She is the author of Wings, a series we both whole-heartedly recommend.  When the Life After Theft book came out, it went onto my TBR list but I wasn't familiar with the storyline.  I picked up One Day More to see if it would catch my attention and it certainly did!  

One day More is the prequel to Life After Theft.  We meet Kimberlee Schaffer and right away we start to note that she is a big jaded and has some issues with property.  She is a compulsive liar and kleptomanic but yet as a reader, you can sense her loneliness and wonder what the reasons are behind her actions.  She collects all her treasures in a cave and her conscience has had her organize all of these items with the intent of returning them.  If you want a bite-size book to get you interested in a mystery G-rated teen novel, this might be the one you've been waiting for.

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