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They'll Never Catch Us de Jessica Goodman
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They'll Never Catch Us (edició 2021)

de Jessica Goodman (Autor)

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575371,519 (4.63)No n'hi ha cap
Membre:stacyastokes
Títol:They'll Never Catch Us
Autors:Jessica Goodman (Autor)
Informació:Razorbill (2021), 336 pages
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Valoració:*****
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They'll Never Catch Us de Jessica Goodman

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This coming-of-age thriller was an amazing ride. One thing I really loved was the short chapters; it made it really easy to keep reading and really hard to put this book down. In fact, I blame this book for probably two nights where I didn't get nearly enough sleep.

This was a strong feminist novel that talks about women's sports and girls being comfortable in their own bodies at an age when they're always being criticized. I loved reading this because it hit home.

A classic story of unsolved murders in a small town. Two sisters only a year apart in school but with very different personalities. When Mila comes into town, they both see her as a threat in Cross Country and team up. I was friends with a ton of Cross Country kids in high school, so all the sports talk was both nostalgic and a little boring for me after hearing so much of it, but it wasn't enough that it detracted from the main point of the story.

There are some trigger warnings you might want to know before you read this book. I suggest looking them up before diving in. ( )
  taylorkillpack | Sep 29, 2021 |
They'll Never Catch Us is a tightly written, gripping, suspenseful YA thriller which explores some important issues. It takes place in Edgewater, a small Catskills town with a star high school-cross country running team.
Stella and Ellie are two sisters on the team, with very different personalities, both highly competitive. A new girl and runner, Mila, moves to Edgewater, joins the team and becomes competition for Stella and Ellie. Ellie is immediately drawn to Mila's friendliness. Shortly thereafter, prickly Stella starts to open up to Mila as they have much in common. Then Mila vanishes on an early morning run. Stella is blamed as she allegedly had a violent incident with another runner the previous year. The mystery is complicated by the town's legacy of a series of unsolved murders of female runners that happened over 10 years ago.
The characters are really well developed, interesting and complicated, especially the sisters. The story, told in Stella and Ellie's points of view, moves quickly with twists, turns and an unexpected ending.
Relevant themes such as sexism, racism and addiction are addressed. The female athletes face misogyny and are treated like a stable of race horses, their purpose to bring glory to the coach and the town, yet are denigrated for being competitive and driven. It is the women who must alter their behavior in the face of violent crime. Ellie's boyfriend is a lying, gaslighting, abuser. The incompetent police department does not take the murder of the first victim, years ago, seriously because she is Black. One of the characters has the perspective of being one of the only Black people in a small town. The main characters are profoundly affected by the substance abuse of a parent. The portrayal of these important issues adds depth and substance to the motives and events of the story. They'll Never Catch Us, although categorized as YA, is a compelling read for adults as well. ( )
  PennyOlson | Aug 25, 2021 |
Thank you to Razorbill and BookishFirst for this book in exchange for an honest review!

They'll Never Catch Us by Jessica Goodman is a new fast-paced YA thriller from the author of They Wish They Were Us, (which is getting turned into a TV show next year, and I can't wait!) The story revolves around two sisters, Stella and Ellie Steckler, who tear it up on the track. They're shining stars on their high school's track team. But what happens when the alluring and fast Mila joins the team? Will the sisters befriend her or malign her? When Mila goes missing, everyone on the team turns on the sisters. Did they kill her, and why? Or, is the murderer still out there, waiting to strike again?

Here is an excerpt from Chapter 1, which is from Stella's point of view:

"I hate the way my sister Ellie breathes. She doesn’t huff or
puff or pant or wheeze. No, Ellie’s breath is steady and sure and
it never changes. Not when she accelerates around a particularly angled turn. Not even when she sprints the final hundred
yards. Her breath is as consistent as the time.
I also hate the way Ellie’s ponytail never falls out of place.
And that she can run in silence without wanting to crush her
own brain with her hands. How can my little sister have so
many thoughts she actually wants to think?
Me, on the other hand. I just want to shut everything out.
That’s why I run. To get away. To be free."

Overall, They'll Never Catch Us is a gripping, unputdownable YA thriller with twists that I did not see coming. I had to keep reading to find out what happens, and I ended up finishing this book in a day. I enjoyed the author's first book, They Wish They Were Us, but this one is even better! As someone who was on the track team in high school, this book brought back a lot of memories - some good, some bad. For example, when you're a runner, it's hard when your greatest competitors aren't on opposing teams, but right next to you in your own team. I also understand the drive to win so that you can get an athletic scholarship. Sometimes, people will do whatever it takes to win. If you're intrigued by the excerpt above, or if you're a fan of YA thrillers, you definitely won't want to miss out on this book! It's out in bookstores now! ( )
  LaytonBooks | Aug 22, 2021 |
Sisters Stella and Ellie are a year apart in age, but light years apart in personality, temperament and outlook. Stella is more intense, less social, and still burning over what happened at the final cross-country meet last year, coupled with being targeted by the police officer father of a boy who hurt her at another meet that resulted in him being penalized. She's back, hoping to improve her best time to a point where the scholarship once offered her and rescinded after the alleged attack at that end of the year meet. She spent her summer at a combined running and anger management camp, but now that she's back, will anyone trust her? Meanwhile, younger sister Ellie, also a good runner, has her own baggage from the summer, and is holding in quite a painful secret, one that could affect several other runners should it come out.
Meanwhile, there's the shadow of three other girls, all runners, who were found murdered with one shoelace missing years ago, followed by another girl everyone expected to be found murdered, but who ran off to escape family pressure, making subsequent searched when someone goes missing more challenging.
Enter Mila, an extremely talented runner from another state who moved here with her mom after her alcoholic/drug addicted father tore up their home. At first, Stella and Ellie see Mila as a dangerous rival, but then, just as both start warming up to her, she goes missing. Is her disappearance tied to the long ago murders, or is something more sinister and recent happening? Read the book to find out. The author does a great job of blending the dynamics of all the players, their parents, the old murders and red herrings in a way that not only keeps you turning pages, but utter a surprised aah at the end. ( )
  sennebec | Aug 16, 2021 |
Everyone wants out of Edgewater, nicknamed Deadwater after the murders of three female track stars a decade earlier. For the girls of the cross-country team, running could be their big ticket out.

This book is told in dual points of view, alternating between Ellie and Stella Steckler, slowly unveiling their secrets. Older sister Stella used to be the golden girl, assured a spot at Georgetown, until an incident last year got her sent to a mental health camp. Her younger sister, Ellie Steckler, is hot on her heels, trying to win a scholarship of her own. But when new girl Mila shows up and wins the first race, suddenly everyone's position is threatened. Stella finds herself both attracted to and repelled by Mila. Then Mila disappears, and Stella Steckler has a target on her back.

I loved all the descriptions of the adrenaline and purpose that the girls get from running. At one point, Stella says, "She runs like I do. Like she's on fire. Maybe we could work together." The book also delves into the issues of how the world won't let girls just be and pursue their interests, they have to control it or sexualize it. Stella hates the unfairness of the curfew that only curtails the girls' running and hurts their chances at state after Mila disappears. I loved this look at the competitive world of high school track.

The one thing I wish the author had written more about was the original cases that got the town named Deadwater.

Despite her short time in the book, Mila wins your heart. She's almost larger than life, coming in as the new girl who everyone's talking about. She's genuinely nice, driven and seems like someone you'd want to be friends with, which of course makes it worse when she goes missing.

The best part of this book is the bond between Ellie and Stella. Despite all the secrets that they keep from each other and the way they drive each other crazy, when the chips are down, they have each other's backs.

Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Teen for the ARC. ( )
  Asingrey | Jul 20, 2021 |
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