Review: The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight (DNF)

The Outliers (The Outliers, #1)

Wylie hasn’t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself.

This time it’s different, though. Instead of telling Wylie where she is, Cassie sends cryptic clues. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie sent him to help. Trusting the guy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn’t feel right, but Wylie has no choice: she has to ignore her gut instinct and go with him.

But figuring out where Cassie is goes from difficult to dangerous, fast. As Wylie and Jasper head farther and farther north into the dense woods of Maine, Wylie struggles to control her growing sense that something is really wrong. What isn’t Cassie telling them? And could finding her be only the beginning

This book just did not work for me. 

I am not a fan of books where kids just... run off. Cassie has family issues but she just did a runner without telling anyone where she was going. Jasper was just a weak character, for a supporting character. I wasn't really absorbed into the storyline or the mystery of the book at all.

I got to 40% before I decided that I just couldn't push on anymore.

Overall Rating: DNF

Book released May 2rd by HarperCollins
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review


  1. Sad to hear you didn't finish this. I have a copy and haven't read it yet. I'm still interested but good to know what might turn me off or be weaknesses.

  2. Bummer :( I've been wanting to read this bc I LOVED Reconstructing Amelia. I've heard mega-mixed things about The Outliers though, so I've been nervous!!


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