by: Alexandra Bracken
5 of 5 stars
Gabe’s life has been devastated in the wake of the economic crash. The only option left for someone like him to escape his tragic past is to leave his small town behind and to attempt to become a skip tracer. This already almost impossible task is made all the more difficult by his first score, a young girl who won’t speak, but who changes his life in ways he could never imagine.
Seriously, in how many pieces Alexandra Bracken wants to tear my heart? First, the Darkest Minds end give so many feels that I can't even... Now, In Time end is jus basically the same. Ugh. Why is everything suffering?
This story has nothing to do with Ruby, not Chubs and not Liam (well, maybe a little). Our point of view if from Gabe, a "skip tracker" or what he wanted to be. Remember in the Darkest Minds when Zu left with other four kids to go to California. Yeah, well, that didn't go too well. They crash the car thanks to some Psys following them, the boy died, three girls went running away (the psys behind them) and Zu was trapped inside the car. Guess what? Gabe found her. He "rescued" her, but he keeps thinking that he did not. That he "helped" her, so he could turn her in to the near Psy-Center and collect the money. Time passes and they (Gabe & Zu) becomes friends. Gabe promises her to drive her to California, because she was trying to find her uncle. As you know, Zu cannot talk and at the beginning he didn't know her name and after she got hypnotized by the movie of Dorothy in the TV, he gave her that name. About Liam, well... Do you remeber in the Darkest Minds that before she left, Liam gave her a piece of paper with something write down? Exactly what it says, I will not tell you, but is here and its so heart breaking. We meet a person very important in Liam's life and I was so heart-broken when I realize who that person was.
I'm totally morning the end. His last words will be in my mind for some time: "D-Dorothy— Guess we... shouldn't left Oz..." THOSE WORDS MADE MY HEART BREAK DOWN AND DIE. I cannot wait for the next book, ugh. Why October is so far away?