Unique story!

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The Only Girl in Town by Ally Condie is such a unique story with an unconventional structure. The chapters alternate between the protagonist July’s present time and her past, filling out the strange premise based about a teen who finds herself completely alone in her neighborhood and unable to leave. July spends her time alone chasing clues, hoping to find someone—anyone. All the while, the flashback chapters reveal more and more about what had happened in July’s life, how everything had fallen apart for her. Throughout, the voice is true to Ally Condie’s classic YA voice. She has a way of creating characters who seem to speak directly to the reader with so much emotion and authentic teen angst. The story itself was a brilliantly crafted mystery—fast paced with plenty of twists and surprises. I recommend this one to fans of Ally Condie books!