Reconstructing Amelia

3.82 avg rating
( 96,552 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780062225436: Reconstructing Amelia

In Reconstructing Amelia, the stunning debut novel from Kimberly McCreight, Kate's in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter's exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter--now. But Kate's stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it's already too late for Amelia. And for Kate.

An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that's the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn't jump.

Reconstructing Amelia is about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it's the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn't save.

Fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will find Reconstructing Amelia just as gripping and surprising.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Like "Gone Girl", "Reconstructing Amelia" seamlessly marries a crime story with a relationship drama. And like "Gone Girl", it should be hailed as one of the best books of the year...A"--"Entertainment Weekly"

""Reconstructing Amelia" will keep you hooked till the last page."--"BookPage"

""Reconstructing Amelia"is a clever, scary mean-girls tale."--"USA Today"

""Gossip Girl" meets "Gone Girl"."--"Entertainment Weekly", "Summer Must" List

""Wow!" I was pulled in after reading the first page.... It's sort of a thriller/prep school teen drama that is full of secrets."--People.com Staff Pick

"Like "Gone Girl," "Reconstructing Amelia" seamlessly marries a crime story with a relationship drama. And like "Gone Girl," it should be hailed as one of the best books of the year...A"--"Entertainment Weekly"

"Just finished a fantastic novel-"Reconstructing Amelia" by Kimberly McCreight. So. Well. Done. If you liked "Gone Girl," you'll love this too."--Jodi Picoult

""Gossip Girl" meets "Gone Girl.""--"Entertainment Weekly," "Summer Must" List

Like "Gone Girl," "Reconstructing Amelia" seamlessly marries a crime story with a relationship drama. And like "Gone Girl," it should be hailed as one of the best books of the year A --"Entertainment Weekly""

Just finished a fantastic novel"Reconstructing Amelia" by Kimberly McCreight. So. Well. Done. If you liked "Gone Girl," you ll love this too. --Jodi Picoult"

"Gossip Girl" meets "Gone Girl." --"Entertainment Weekly," "Summer Must" List"

"Wow!" I was pulled in after reading the first page. It s sort of a thriller/prep school teen drama that is full of secrets. --People.com Staff Pick"

Just finished a fantastic novel "Reconstructing Amelia" by Kimberly McCreight. So. Well. Done. If you liked "Gone Girl," you ll love this too. --Jodi Picoult"

Like Gone Girl, Reconstructing Amelia seamlessly marries a crime story with a relationship drama. And like Gone Girl, it should be hailed as one of the best books of the year A --Entertainment Weekly"

Just finished a fantastic novel Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight. So. Well. Done. If you liked Gone Girl, you ll love this too. --Jodi Picoult"

Clever and scary . . . McCreight has her finger on the private school zeitgeist. . .and this disturbing tale will make older readers fondly recall the days when kids got in trouble for passing (print) notes in class. --USA Today"

Did Amelia Baron really get caught cheating and then commit suicide or is the truth more sinister? A nail-biter for Gone Girl fans. --People"

Reconstructing Amelia will keep you hooked till the last page. --BookPage"

Gossip Girl meets Gone Girl. --Entertainment Weekly, "Summer Must" List"

Wow! I was pulled in after reading the first page. It s sort of a thriller/prep school teen drama that is full of secrets. --People.com Staff Pick"

[A] mystery with enough red herring to stock Lake Michigan this is the novel most likely to be found in coming weeks not on the beach but on the F train. --New York Times"

McCreight captures the complexities, cruelty and angst of teenage girls so well my stomach was in knots. What really happened to Amelia? You ll find yourself staying up all night to find out. --Jennifer McMahon, New York Times-bestselling author of The One I Left Behind"

The real story of Amelia s life and death emerges slowly, through a creative blend of Kate s present, Amelia s past, and such varied communication methods as texts, e-mails, blog entries, and Facebook status updates. . . . Fans of literary thrillers will enjoy the novel s dark mood and clever form. --Publishers Weekly"

A multilayered legal thriller. . . . Comes to a seamless and unanticipated conclusion. --Kirkus Reviews"

An elaborately plotted mystery. . . . A harrowing story. . . . McCreight does a fne job of building suspense and creating characters, notably Kate and Amelia, whom the target audience both adults and older teens will care about and empathize with. --Booklist"

McCreight combines a poignant, pulled-from-the-headlines story with writing sanctified by Antietam Review and Oxford magazine. --Library Journal"

We love a powerful debut, and this is just that. It s Mean Girls meets The Secret History meets the cyberbullying case of Amanda Todd and it s unputdownable. --Daily Candy"

Fast-paced and suspenseful . a page-turning mystery and thriller will appeal to fans of Jodi Picoult. --School Library Journal"

Kimberly McCreight s debut novel shines a light on teen-girl culture. I wanted to keep reading. --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"

A tale of elaborate mystery intertwined with the tenderness of a mother s love, Reconstructing Amelia exudes suspense at every turn . Gripping and tragic, [it] is a true page turner. --Click"

"Like Gone Girl, Reconstructing Amelia seamlessly marries a crime story with a relationship drama. And like Gone Girl, it should be hailed as one of the best books of the year...A"--Entertainment Weekly

"Just finished a fantastic novel-Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight. So. Well. Done. If you liked Gone Girl, you'll love this too."--Jodi Picoult

"Clever and scary . . . McCreight has her finger on the private school zeitgeist. . .and this disturbing tale will make older readers fondly recall the days when kids got in trouble for passing (print) notes in class."--USA Today

"Did Amelia Baron really get caught cheating and then commit suicide--or is the truth more sinister? A nail-biter for Gone Girl fans."--People

"Reconstructing Amelia will keep you hooked till the last page."--BookPage

"Gossip Girl meets Gone Girl."--Entertainment Weekly, "Summer Must" List

"Wow! I was pulled in after reading the first page.... It's sort of a thriller/prep school teen drama that is full of secrets."--People.com Staff Pick

"[A] mystery with enough red herring to stock Lake Michigan...this is the novel most likely to be found in coming weeks not on the beach but on the F train. "--New York Times

"McCreight captures the complexities, cruelty and angst of teenage girls so well my stomach was in knots. What really happened to Amelia? You'll find yourself staying up all night to find out."--Jennifer McMahon, New York Times-bestselling author of The One I Left Behind

"The real story of Amelia's life and death emerges slowly, through a creative blend of Kate's present, Amelia's past, and such varied communication methods as texts, e-mails, blog entries, and Facebook status updates. . . . Fans of literary thrillers will enjoy the novel's dark mood and clever form."--Publishers Weekly

"A multilayered legal thriller. . . . Comes to a seamless and unanticipated conclusion."--Kirkus Reviews

"An elaborately plotted mystery. . . . A harrowing story. . . . McCreight does a fne job of building suspense and creating characters, notably Kate and Amelia, whom the target audience--both adults and older teens--will care about and empathize with."--Booklist

"McCreight combines a poignant, pulled-from-the-headlines story with writing sanctified by Antietam Review and Oxford magazine."--Library Journal

"We love a powerful debut, and this is just that.... It's Mean Girls meets The Secret History meets the cyberbullying case of Amanda Todd--and it's unputdownable."--Daily Candy

"Fast-paced and suspenseful.... a page-turning mystery and thriller will appeal to...fans of Jodi Picoult."--School Library Journal

"Kimberly McCreight's debut novel shines a light on teen-girl culture....I wanted to keep reading."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"A tale of elaborate mystery intertwined with the tenderness of a mother's love, Reconstructing Amelia exudes suspense at every turn.... Gripping and tragic, [it] is a true page turner."--Click

-Like Gone Girl, Reconstructing Amelia seamlessly marries a crime story with a relationship drama. And like Gone Girl, it should be hailed as one of the best books of the year...A---Entertainment Weekly

-Just finished a fantastic novel-Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight. So. Well. Done. If you liked Gone Girl, you'll love this too.---Jodi Picoult

-Clever and scary . . . McCreight has her finger on the private school zeitgeist. . .and this disturbing tale will make older readers fondly recall the days when kids got in trouble for passing (print) notes in class.---USA Today

-Did Amelia Baron really get caught cheating and then commit suicide--or is the truth more sinister? A nail-biter for Gone Girl fans.---People

-Reconstructing Amelia will keep you hooked till the last page.---BookPage

-Gossip Girl meets Gone Girl.---Entertainment Weekly, -Summer Must- List

-Wow! I was pulled in after reading the first page.... It's sort of a thriller/prep school teen drama that is full of secrets.---People.com Staff Pick

-[A] mystery with enough red herring to stock Lake Michigan...this is the novel most likely to be found in coming weeks not on the beach but on the F train. ---New York Times

-McCreight captures the complexities, cruelty and angst of teenage girls so well my stomach was in knots. What really happened to Amelia? You'll find yourself staying up all night to find out.---Jennifer McMahon, New York Times-bestselling author of The One I Left Behind

-The real story of Amelia's life and death emerges slowly, through a creative blend of Kate's present, Amelia's past, and such varied communication methods as texts, e-mails, blog entries, and Facebook status updates. . . . Fans of literary thrillers will enjoy the novel's dark mood and clever form.---Publishers Weekly

-A multilayered legal thriller. . . . Comes to a seamless and unanticipated conclusion.---Kirkus Reviews

-An elaborately plotted mystery. . . . A harrowing story. . . . McCreight does a fne job of building suspense and creating characters, notably Kate and Amelia, whom the target audience--both adults and older teens--will care about and empathize with.---Booklist

-McCreight combines a poignant, pulled-from-the-headlines story with writing sanctified by Antietam Review and Oxford magazine.---Library Journal

-We love a powerful debut, and this is just that.... It's Mean Girls meets The Secret History meets the cyberbullying case of Amanda Todd--and it's unputdownable.---Daily Candy

-Fast-paced and suspenseful.... a page-turning mystery and thriller will appeal to...fans of Jodi Picoult.---School Library Journal

-Kimberly McCreight's debut novel shines a light on teen-girl culture....I wanted to keep reading.---Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

-A tale of elaborate mystery intertwined with the tenderness of a mother's love, Reconstructing Amelia exudes suspense at every turn.... Gripping and tragic, [it] is a true page turner.---Click

From the Back Cover:

When Kate, single mother and law firm partner, gets an urgent phone call summoning her to her daughter's exclusive private school, she's shocked. Amelia has been suspended for cheating, something that would be completely out of character for her over-achieving, well-behaved daughter.

Kate rushes to Grace Hall, but what she finds when she finally arrives is beyond comprehension.

Her daughter Amelia is dead.

Despondent over having been caught cheating, Amelia has jumped from the school's roof in an act of impulsive suicide. At least that's the story Grace Hall and the police tell Kate. In a state of shock and overcome by grief, Kate tries to come to grips with this life-shattering news. Then she gets an anonymous text:

Amelia didn't jump.

The moment she sees that message, Kate knows in her heart it's true. Clearly Amelia had secrets, and a life Kate knew nothing about. Wracked by guilt, Kate is determined to find out what those secrets were and who could have hated her daughter enough to kill. She searches through Amelia's e-mails, texts, and Facebook updates, piecing together the last troubled days of her daughter's life.

Reconstructing Amelia is a stunning debut page-turner that brilliantly explores the secret world of teenagers, their clandestine first loves, hidden friendships, and the dangerous cruelty that can spill over into acts of terrible betrayal.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

McCreight, Kimberly
Published by Harper Collins 2013-04-02 (2013)
ISBN 10: 006222543X ISBN 13: 9780062225436
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins 2013-04-02, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780062225436B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.68
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kimberly McCreight
ISBN 10: 006222543X ISBN 13: 9780062225436
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800622254360000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

McCreight, Kimberly
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 006222543X ISBN 13: 9780062225436
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 006222543X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.73
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

McCreight, Kimberly
ISBN 10: 006222543X ISBN 13: 9780062225436
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780062225436

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

McCreight, Kimberly
Published by Harper
ISBN 10: 006222543X ISBN 13: 9780062225436
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 006222543X *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132275656

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

McCreight, Kimberly
ISBN 10: 006222543X ISBN 13: 9780062225436
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 11
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 6405241

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kimberly Mccreight
Published by HarperTorch, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 006222543X ISBN 13: 9780062225436
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperTorch, United States, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 236 x 157 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Reconstructing Amelia, the stunning debut novel from Kimberly McCreight, Kate s in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter s exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter--now. But Kate s stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it s already too late for Amelia. And for Kate. An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that s the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn t jump. Reconstructing Amelia is about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it s the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn t save. Fans of Gillian Flynn s Gone Girl will find Reconstructing Amelia just as gripping and surprising. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780062225436

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

McCreight, Kimberly
ISBN 10: 006222543X ISBN 13: 9780062225436
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780062225436

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kimberly Mccreight
Published by HarperTorch, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 006222543X ISBN 13: 9780062225436
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperTorch, United States, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 236 x 157 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Reconstructing Amelia, the stunning debut novel from Kimberly McCreight, Kate s in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter s exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter--now. But Kate s stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it s already too late for Amelia. And for Kate. An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that s the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn t jump. Reconstructing Amelia is about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it s the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn t save. Fans of Gillian Flynn s Gone Girl will find Reconstructing Amelia just as gripping and surprising. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780062225436

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kimberly Mccreight
Published by HarperTorch, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 006222543X ISBN 13: 9780062225436
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperTorch, United States, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 236 x 157 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In Reconstructing Amelia, the stunning debut novel from Kimberly McCreight, Kate s in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter s exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter--now. But Kate s stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it s already too late for Amelia. And for Kate. An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that s the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn t jump. Reconstructing Amelia is about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it s the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn t save. Fans of Gillian Flynn s Gone Girl will find Reconstructing Amelia just as gripping and surprising. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780062225436

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book