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13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough PDF
The New York Times bestselling author known for her thrilling twists is back
They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you’re a teenage girl, it’s hard to tell them apart.
Natasha doesn’t remember how she ended up in the icy water that night, but she does know this―it wasn’t an accident, and she wasn’t suicidal. Her two closest friends are acting strangely, and Natasha turns to Becca, the best friend she dumped years before when she got popular, to help her figure out what happened.
Natasha’s sure that her friends love her. But does that mean they didn’t try to kill her?
Review – 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough PDF
“A psychological thriller perfect for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. 13 Minutes takes a haunting look at the dark side of teenage friendships…Pinborough’s sharp prose drives the novel through a series of incredible twists and turns.”
“Readers drawn to the kind of debauched chicanery made popular in novels such as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl will tear through this edgy thriller.” ―Booklist
“Pinborough’s thrilling murder mystery is filled with twists and turns… But at its most basic level, this is a story of petty high school betrayals, popularity contests with toxic frenemies, and vividly depicted peer pressure, all of which combine to create a painfully real novel.”
“13 Minutes is an undeniable page-turner, but don’t turn too quickly or you’ll risk missing Pinborough’s crackling language and nuanced depiction of the thrill―and terror―of adolescent friendships.” ―Tara Altebrando, author of The Leaving and The Possible 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough PDF
“Darkly fascinating…Red herrings lead to a satisfying conclusion.” ―Kirkus
“An intricately plotted, fast-paced crime story…Mean Girls meets Donna Tartt’s The Secret History for the Instagram age.” ―The Times (London)
“Juicy and involving…Sociopathic and garden-variety mean girls, unreliable narration, sexy bits, over-the-top cruelty, and tragic consequences combine here to please many thriller readers.”
―The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Sophisticated and twisty enough to please adults of all ages.” ―The Irish Times
“Masterfully crafted…The book’s evocation of the dark world of school, with all its petty betrayals, casual cruelties and toxic friendships, is painfully spot on.” ―The Telegraph
“Perspective is everything in this clever tale.” ―Financial Times
“An unsettling psychological thriller, the book plunges you into the frankly scary world of teenage girls.” ―Fabulous, Sun on Sunday
”Many, many thrillers have been compared to Gillian Flynn’s 2012 bestseller Gone Girl, but Sarah Pinborough’s masterfully crafted YA novel 13 Minutes might be one of the few to actually merit the comparison. The book’s evocation of the dark world of school, with all its petty betrayals, casual cruelties and toxic friendships, is painfully spot on.” ―The Telegraph
Review – 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough PDF
13 Minutes is indeed a brilliant YA murder mystery. It is funny because it was marketed as YA,I believe that is because it is about teens. At the same time the paperback has “not suitable for younger readers.” This book will be released in U.S. this summer and there is a degree that the YA classification could hurt it with adult readers. I hope not because what it says about teens in this social media era would be good for more adults to see. 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough PDF
This novel is a murder mystery that involves teens, social media and bullying. On the surface it is the story of Natasha a teen who is found in the river, brought back from the brink of death no memory of the events before she died for 13 minutes.
There is a cast of friends and frenemies who are involved. Being a modern tale of murder and teenage women alot of the story unfolds in text, social media and the like. Pinborough does an excellent job of using the different media to unfold the story. This is similar to the technique Stephen King made famous in his first novel Carrie. The POV switches are jarring at times sometimes feeling random but they are not at all random. Pinborough places the POV changes intentionally to drive the story and she is always in control. 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough PDF
This novel about teenage women in England feels correct but of course how do I know what those teens think like. that is important because the the motivations and the narrative drive are so closely tied to Becca an old friend of Natasha (the victim) and her group of friends who embrace the name “the Barbies” for their social circle.
The ending is not as jaw dropping as Pinbrough’s next book Behind Her Eyes but that is OK not every ending has to be a stunner. it is just as good a feeling when the end of a book can get you to raise your eyebrow and say ‘Huh.’ I think this ending does a little more of that. 13 minutes has alot to say about the world teenagers live in, and one that i think would be good for young women to read even if some moments are intense. Adults have good reason to read it as well as a tiny window into the pressures of the cool kids at school in this modern world. 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough PDF
The murder, or attempted murder in this case is a Mcguffin that sets the wheels in motion. 13 minutes is an exploration of modern teenage social dynamic and in that sense it is a much deeper novel then it appears on the surface. Like I said at the start of this review this is probably my least favorite Sarah Pinborugh novel that I have read so far, that is not a insult by any means. The Dog Faced Gods trilogy is my favorite horror trilogy, Behind Her Eyes is a masterpiece and mayhem and Murder were excellent examples of an author stretching out of her comfort zone(by writing a period piece). So You know what 13 minutes is a great read and one you should check out…after Behind Her eyes if you are a thriller type.
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About the Author
Sarah Pinborough is the award-winning, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes. Behind Her Eyes was praised by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Harlan Coben, and The New York Times Book Review, among others. 13 Minutes has been optioned by Netflix. Sarah lives in London.