Title: All Unquiet Things
Author: Anna Jarzab
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 12, 2010
Carly: She was sweet. Smart. Self-destructive. She knew the secrets of Brighton Day School’s most privileged students. Secrets that got her killed.All Unquiet Things is another unhinging and twisted tale about the mystery behind Carly's death. All Unquiet Things is intensely woven with a unique plot, in-depth, three-dimensional characters, and an unpredictable ambiance that will keep readers ravenously turning page after page. Jarzab's novel is a thrilling and dark story filled with deception, secrets, and lies.
Neily: Dumped by Carly for a notorious bad boy, Neily didn’t answer the phone call she made before she died. If he had, maybe he could have helped her. Now he can’t get the image of her lifeless body out of his mind.
Audrey: She’s the reason Carly got tangled up with Brighton’s fast crowd in the first place, and now she regrets it—especially since she’s convinced the police have put the wrong person in jail. Audrey thinks the murderer is someone at Brighton, and she wants Neily to help her find out who it is.
As reluctant allies Neily and Audrey dig into their shared past with Carly, her involvement with Brighton’s dark goings-on comes to light. But figuring out how Carly and her killer fit into the twisted drama will force Audrey and Neily to face hard truths about themselves and the girl they couldn’t save.
Carly, Neily, and Audrey are very different characters and still they fit together perfectly. After Carly's death, Neily and Audrey are spotlighted out of the shadows and are given much attention.
Jarzab's writing, along with the characters are deeply analyzed and are truly interesting. The whole conflict of Carly's death remains a mystery until the very last few chapters which is really hard to do but Jarzab accomplished that for me.
All Unquiet Things is as unique as any book can get; its dark, edgy, and a little bit crazy. It glamorizes drugs, secrets, and partying without lessening the moral of the story.