The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly: 3.75 Star Review

“But it doesn’t matter if they find anything or not. The principal has already pegged me as a criminal. I’m one of the “bad kids,” and labels come with assumptions. They assume the bad kids are always monsters, and the good ones never are.”

The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly by Meredith Tate
Advance Reader Copy compliments of Bookish First. Pub date 2-11-2020

This story starts off strong. You can instantly hear and see the differences between these two siblings. The book is told from both POV’s. They are very different in how they see the world and how they participate in the world. Ivy is deep rooted to her group of friends, whereas Autumn meets and communicates with a fast amount of people. We learn very quickly that Autumn is not in the best spot. She is struggling with wanting to be more than the world around her.  

When Ivy uncovers that her sister is missing, she takes it on herself to go out and find her sister. With the help of a few friends. I think that the middle of this loses me a bit. The story that starts off fast, slows, then picks back up at the very end. This story does touch on some great points on very current issues in the world today. #metoo culture is changing but we still have so far to go. The information at the back of the book is sad to read. I thought that it was done very well.

The heartfelt sibling love was felt, and I thought that the bond of the sisters was very believable. Sister bonds do not mean that you always must like that person but at the end of the day your have their back. Ivy is a great example of this. She never stops fighting for her sister. I did not think that the book was as suspenseful as I would want. I found myself predicting a lot of the twists and turns. I would recommend this book for the strong social points and the witty writing style. 

Reviewed by Katie

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