Solitary is the first book in the Solitary Tales series. The novel is about a boy, Chris Buckley, who must face the reality of moving to a different town, his parent’s divorce, and a new school. The story develops along with the thoughts of Chris in discovering hidden secrets of the town. He keeps Jocelyn close, but even she holds the deepest secrets. Chris cannot share his thoughts and suspicions on the town because he’s constantly being watched. As Chris embraces the strange events, time is of the essence in saving Jocelyn, the girl he loves dearly.
I loved the book so much. I was expecting some severe events initially, and I was not disappointed. My favourite character was the Protagonist Chris Buckley. The author created such a relatable character which I think everyone will enjoy. Chris had a few clever comments throughout the book and helped the character grow onto the reader. The novel was written in a simple but exciting way. Written from only one perspective and first-person, the author successfully puts the reader in the front seat. I enjoyed how the reader was part of everything happening to Chris, good and evil.
To some extend, I expected the book to be running along with the same storyline as all young adult books. Boy likes girl, and they live happily ever after. I didn’t expect any of the events that occurred. The cliché factor was not present in this book. (yes… silent celebration!)
I highly recommend it to mystery lovers!
This was one of those books that you grow a great fondness to. I’m so disappointed it had to end. I loved every bit of it. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.