The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
About: A ghostly story of suspense told in two voices–one still living and one dead. Nova Ren Suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and innocence, and what happens when one is mistaken for the other.
Ofilia’s Thoughts: This is a ghost story, but it isn’t like any ghost story you have ever read. It is detailed and complex and involves two worlds filled with characters you don’t typically see connected: ballerinas and juvenile delinquents. It’s fascinating to read and see how much these two seemingly unrelated worlds have in common. The story is told from 2 different points of view and at the heart of the story are two different crimes. One a terrible tragedy, the other horrific revenge murders. Slowly you get details about the crimes, the causes and the suspects. Weaved throughout are the tales of life in the detention center and the stories of the girls within. Suma keeps you guessing all the way to the end. Creepy and atmospheric, this one will stick with you.