Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Kate Baron is in the middle of a meeting with a client of her high profile law firm when she gets a call telling her she needs to come pick up her daughter, Amelia, from school immediately. Amelia has been caught cheating on a paper. This is way out of the ordinary for Amelia. She has a 4.0, goes to an exclusive private school in Brooklyn, etc. When Kate arrives at the school, it's worse than she can imagine: Amelia has committed suicide by jumping off the roof of the school. A few weeks after Amelia's death, Kate receives a text that says Amelia didn't jump. What follows, is a mother who realizes that she doesn't know her daughter as well as she thought she did. Told through Kate's eyes and flashback's told by Amelia, it all leads up to what happened that fateful day on the roof.