A monster roams the halls of Soothing Hills Asylum. Three girls dead. 29 is endowed with the curse…or gift of perception. She hears messages in music, sees lyrics in paintings. And the corn. A lifetime asylum resident, the orchestral corn music is the only constant in her life.
Mason, a new, kind orderly, sees 29 as a woman, not a lunatic. And as his belief in her grows, so does her self- confidence. That perhaps she might escape, might see the outside world.
But the monster has other plans. The missing girls share one common thread...each was twenty-nine's cell mate.
Will she be next?
REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 2 months
MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:
This book was really powerful and full of devious intent and adventure.
My favorite part is when the girls speak or think of music. One plays music or imagines music and the other one doesn't like to play and would rather write music. They care most of all about their music because it keeps them grounded to reality.
My favorite character is Willis because he is perfect. You then realize he is a little too perfect. He will do anything and everything for his friends and those he feels are his family.
This book is filled with hope, love and an insanely good story.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys stories of family, romance and mysterious secrets that go hand in hand with this asylum.
I give this book 3.5 stars out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up.