The Party by Robyn Harding (A Review by Sarah Wreford)
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“It was Hannah’s sweet sixteen party and her parents Kim and Jeff had prepared everything – the balloons, the pizza, the cake. Kim was sure that her speech regarding all of the rules within the house would be completely obeyed. Besides, how much trouble could a couple of teenaged girls get into?
Then it happens.
Hannah runs into Kim and Jeff’s bedroom screaming for help. And what is that all over her hands?
The Party by Canadian author Robyn Harding gripped me right away and I finished this novel within one sitting. From the first couple of pages the reader is hooked by the relatable characters and by the choices that each character is forced to make. The lines of right and wrong become blurred as the reader is told the story from four different characters over a period of six months and four days.
This novel also hints at the presence of social media among teenagers and the implications that it can have on everyone involved.
My only issue with this novel is that the ending left me wanting more. I wasn’t ready to end my love affair with this book and my only hope is that there is some sort of sequel to The Party.
The Party comes out on June 6, 2017 and as cliché as it sounds; I really think you should attend.