A small boy hiding in a cupboard witnesses something no child should ever see. He tries not to look but he still hears it. And when he comes out, there's no mistaking. His mum and dad have been killed. And though he's only small, he swears that he'll get revenge one day. Years later, Trey goes to a strange camp that is meant to save troubled teenagers. It's packed with crazies, god-botherers, devoted felons and broken kids. Trey's been in and out of trouble ever since the day the bad thing happened, but he's not here for saving: this is where he'll find the man who did it. Revenge and healing, salvation and hell are a boiling, dangerous mix, and Trey finds himself drawn to a girl, a dream and the offer of friendship in the dark .
~I received a proof of this book, this in no way impacts my review~
I give it - 4/5
My review - This was a really interesting and enjoyable story.
I only gave this story 4 because it did take me awhile to get into but once I did I was hooked.
I was emotionally involved with Trey and his life. He was known as the son of the family who got murdered and when he grows up he has a lot more stuff to deal with.
Mainly the fact that he goes to a camp where the murderer of his family is and he wants revenge, but getting revenge isn't as easy as he hoped. The men in charge of the camp are horrible and most of the kids are just as bad. It doesn't help that the camp is constant lock down and each kid accounted for, so it makes it a lot harder for Trey to escape after he gets his revenge. Trey makes a few friends and finds himself getting attached. But there are dark plans at Camp Kernow and Trey and his friends vow to find out what they are before it's too late.
This was a very unique book and I really did enjoy every second of it. I also think Carthews writing is poetic. It just had a beautiful flow to it This was a beautiful emotional book about a boy who is growing up and trying to find himself in doing so and I think everyone would enjoy and love this book.