The Compulsive Reader: Rogue by Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Rogue by Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Fourteen-year-old Kiara is autistic and desperate to make friends, but her inability to understand how to connect with her peers leaves her lonely and isolated. She turns to her love of Rogue and X-Men to get through the lonely days, but when a new kid named Chad moves in down the street, Kiara see a second chance at making friends. Chad isn’t very nice to Kiara, yet he keeps asking her to help him out. It isn’t long before Kiara realizes that Chad is using her in a very dangerous way.

Lyn Miller-Lachmann is a versatile and insightful writer; she smoothly transitions between Kiara’s humorous observations on life and family to her pain of being misunderstood, and from high stakes danger to bittersweet moments as Kiara learns to connect with others and make herself heard. This book balances family drama, peer pressure, and the pursuit of human connection well. With many dangerous and illegal activities happening throughout the story, Rogue is an intense read that pulls the reader in quickly.

Cover Comments: This cover fits the story so perfectly. I love it.

Book borrowed from the library!

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