“- but you know down deep that if you can’t belong with your mom, then you don’t belong anywhere.”
Litani is the story of a small town lost in the depths of scandal and suspicion. Frankie is forced to move there with her estranged mother after her father dies. Her mother is a prosecutor who is investigating some crimes that are haunting the town. Frankie is warned to stay away from other adults but also finds most of the kids to be threatening as well. She spends the novel trying to unravel her father’s life in this town and whether the current events are related to those that happened before.
I really liked Frankie, she was sweet and precocious and nerdy. I wanted to scoop her up out of that horrible town away from her selfish mother. The truth of the crimes which involved children being abused was hard to read and I’m not sure I understood The Game aspect. I think I would have preferred this more as a straightforward crime story than the artsier bent that it had. But I did enjoy the story although I’m still not sure which parts were believable and which were not. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Thanks to Booksparks for this gifted copy. All opinions above are my own.
Did you grow up in a small town or a big city?