Featured book: The Doubt Factory

This post is part of an original series created by librarians/media specialists across Central Minnesota featuring books.

51Y2SaaN9IL._AA160_Title: The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi
Review by Maria Burnham, Media Specialist at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School

I waver between giving this book three or four stars. It was the last YA book I read this past summer, and it was just an okay read (but perhaps I was a little saturated with YA books at that point).
The story is about a girl, Alix, who is being stalked by a mysterious man. Turns out that the man is the leader in a rogue group of citizens looking to get revenge on Alix’s dad who runs a questionable PR company.  Throughout the book, Alix questions whether she really knows her father and all his business stands for.
Kidnapping, love, mystery, questionable ethics, deceit and loyalty–this 480-page book has it all. A good mystery for high schoolers, but not my favorite read of the summer. It was just a bit too cliche for me.
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