Summary: Before: Corey, Holly, and Savitri are one unit—fast, strong, inseparable. Together they turn Chicago concrete and asphalt into a freerunner’s jungle gym, ricocheting off walls, scaling buildings, leaping from rooftops to rooftop.
But acting like a superhero doesn’t make you bulletproof…
After: Holly and Savitri are coming unglued. Holly says she’s chasing Corey’s killer, chasing revenge. Savitri fears Holly’s just running wild—and leaving her behind. Friends should stand by each other in times of crisis. But can you hold on too tight? Too long?
In this intense novel, Swati Avasthi creates a gripping portrait of two girls teetering on the edge of grief and insanity. Two girls who will find out just how many ways there are to lose a friend…and how many ways to be lost.
Review: Chasing Shadows had me reading on the edge of my seat. I could not believe that what seemed like a main character was killed right at the beginning! That pulled me in and made me want to see what would happen. The journey is a tailspin. You feel Savithri’s pain of losing her first love. Plus, you wonder if she will give up her future to stay in a place that is a comfort to her. Holly loses her twin brother. It is a bit predictable that she will not be able to keep it together, but Avasthi makes you see how Holly goes further and further into insanity bit by bit. I especially liked the Graphic Novel element that helped you visualize the world that Holly imagines.
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Suspense, Contemporary Fiction, Graphic Novel
Source: Purchased from Amazon.com
–Summary and image from goodreads.com