Review | The Girl with the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review | The Girl with the Wrong Name by Barnabas MillerThe Girl with the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller
Published by Soho Teen on November 3rd, 2015
Genres: Mystery/Thriller, Suspense, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: The Publisher
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Seventeen-year-old Theo Lane has been hiding half of her face from the public ever since “The Night In Question,” a night that left her with a long, disfiguring scar, an unquiet mind, and no memory of what happened. An aspiring documentary maker, she uses her camera to keep the world at a safe distance, shooting hours of secret footage with a hidden button cam on her jacket collar. But when Andy Reese, a forlorn and mysterious “Lost Boy,” wanders into her frame, he becomes the unknowing star of her latest project. Her unhealthy obsession with him tears her from that sheltered life behind the camera, pulling her into a perilous, mind-bending journey through Andy’s world. But is it really Andy’s world she’s investigating? Or is it her own?

My Take:

Take an unreliable narrator. Mix it with an unpredictable plot, mystery, suspense and what do you get? The Girl with the Wrong Name.

Psychological thrillers have been one of my favorite genres for some time now and this one was one of THE BEST that I have read. I am usually pretty good (around 85%) at figuring out what is going on/whodunnit/what is real type of THINGS and I could not figure this book out to save my life. And I can’t even talk about ALL THE THINGS because even one small inkling could tip you off and ruin the whole experience.

Theo is one of those contradictory characters that I love so much. She is strong; yet vulnerable. Snarky; yet sweet. She has this strong passion for film making and even though it’s not something that I would typically enjoy, seeing things in her eyes makes everything POP. She’s just so real.

There are a few things in the end that I wanted answers to that I just didn’t get. Is that the point? Probably. It doesn’t take away from my enjoyment because the whole NOT KNOWING left me wondering for days (okay, weeks) after finishing what happens from here!?

Vague I know – but you must head into this one with blinders on. It’s thrilling, unpredictable, a little dark but with a whole lotta greatness. I highly recommend The Girl with the Wrong Name.




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One thought on “Review | The Girl with the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller

  1. Rashika

    I realllly like psychological thrillers too because I love having my mind twisted into little knots as I try to figure out what is going on! Definitely going to be adding this to my TBR! I am glad you enjoyed this one, Tonyalee! 🙂

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