Feathered – Laura Kasischke

ISBN: 9780060813178
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 272
Age Range: 14 and up
Series: No
Reader’s Annotation: When could go wrong when two best friends head to Cancun for the perfect Spring Break? One word: everything.
Summary: Best friends Michelle and Anna set off for Spring Break in Cancun with dreams of sun, sand and fun. They aren’t at all worried about the dangers of being girls alone during Spring Break; they’re not stupid or naïve. Yet, when Anna becomes enthralled by an older man and agrees to take a trip to the ruins with him Michelle is worried. Worse yet, Anna seems to have some type of father figure infatuation with him. Threatened and scared Michelle demands to leave, and her and Anna jump into a jeep with some other college boys from their home town. The story, told in alternating first and third person point of views, is terrifying and haunting at the same time. Unlike other tales of spring break, this one merges the current pleasure status of spring break with the otherworldly mystical qualities of ancient Cancun. This reviewer is still unable to put her finger on the pulse of the book, except to exclaim that this title must be read to be appreciated. This is one that will leave you thinking about every choice you make in your life, and the reason you make them.