Chasing Shadows

By AVASTHI, Swati

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ISBN
9780375863424 9780375963414 9780375895272
Publisher
Knopf


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Starred Review on November 1, 2013  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 8 Up—Teen twins Holly and Corey, children of a Chicago police officer, are fast friends with Savitri, who is also Corey's girlfriend. One night after the three complete a challenging freerunning session, Savitri witnesses a hooded shooter targeting Corey and Holly in their car. Corey is killed and Holly is hospitalized in a coma. Devastated, Savitri diligently attempts to revive Holly and tries to identify the shadowy murderer, perhaps someone seeking revenge against the twins' fa...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2013

Savitri's best friend, Holly, and her boyfriend, Corey, are fraternal twins. The trio is into free-running, using the urban Chicago landscape as their own personal acrobatic obstacle course. Following one of their runs, Corey is killed and Holly is seriously injured by a man who, seemingly senselessly, sprayed bullets into their car. Savitri, headed to Princeton, had been on the verge of breaking up with Corey but now feels obligated to help ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2013

Savitri's boyfriend Corey is killed and her best friend, Holly (Corey's sister), is injured by a seemingly senseless shooting. With the ki...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on November 1, 2013

An intense, emotional novel that incorporates graphic-novel-like illustrations to tell a unique story about friendship and loss. The narrative alternates between Holly’s and Savitri’s perspectives, illuminating their distinct and affecting responses to Corey’s death, the result of a seemingly random act of gun violence. Readers will follow wi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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