Published by HarperTeen on April 8,2008
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Afterward, Terri will tell everyone that, from the beginning, she knew something terrible was going to happen on spring break. Something bad was going to happen. She knew. It was supposed to be the perfect vacation: hot guys, impeccable tans, and no parents. But for two high school seniors, an innocent car ride will drive them into the heart of their worst nightmare.
is a provocative and eerie tale that flies readers from safe, predictable suburbia to the sun-kissed beaches of Cancún, Mexico, and into mysterious Mayan ruins, where ancient myths flirt dangerously with present realities.
I don’t think Feathered grabbed my attention the way it did with other readers. It had great potential to be a fantastic book, but it didn’t seem to make it to that level. I came across Feathered on a whim at the library and figured it be an interesting read of girls on spring break since I was stuck at home for mine. The actual writing style of this book was gorgeous, probably the best I have seen in quiet awhile.
I feel like Feathered is just a book of extremely bad choices. These girls knew what they were doing and even said “hey I know better” but did it anyways. I do like that the obvious choice of where it could have gone haywire in the book wasn’t the route the author took but one maybe not seen at first. I know that sounds confusing but I don’t want to spoil it.
The ending was extremely confusing. I think I still don’t understand how it truly ended. I am pretty sure it was a happy ending, but its left at a point that the characters are still going to have a lot to deal with.
I honestly wish I could rate Feathered higher but it just wouldn’t be my honest rating. Just with how careless these characters were and the way I kept thinking you know better distracted from the story. Not that I think that what happened was deserved it wasn’t, but if you are telling yourself this is wrong, then why do it?
I think being older I can understand the caution a young girl needs to take when going on trips to foreign countries. It isn’t a thing of fiction or “it would never happen to me” you can watch the news and see it happening in real life. I hope the young women and even young men that read this can take the lessons learned in Feathered.