The Outliers

The Outliers From New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberley McCreight Comes The First Book In A Breathtakingly Brilliant New Trilogy, Packed With Tension, Romance And Thrilling Twists And TurnsThey Ll Get Inside Your Head Imagine If You Could See Inside The Minds Of Everyone Around You Your Best Friend, Your Boyfriend, Your Enemies Imagine How Valuable You D Be Imagine How Much Danger You D Be In Imagine Being An OutlierIt All Starts With A Text Please Wylie, I Need Your HelpWylie Hasn T Heard From Her One Time Best Friend, Cassie, In Over A Week Not Since Their Last Fight But That Doesn T Matter Cassie S In Trouble, And It S Up To Wylie To Do What She Does Best, Save Her Best Friend From HerselfThis Time It S Different Though Cassie S Texts Are Increasingly Cryptic And Scary And Instead Of Having Wylie Come By Herself, Jasper Shows Up Saying Cassie Asked Him To Help Trusting The Super Hot Boy Who Sent Cassie Off The Rails Doesn T Feel Right, But Wylie Has No ChoiceBut As Wylie And Jasper Follow Cassie S Bizarre Trail, Wylie Has A Growing Sense That Something Is REALLY Wrong What Isn T Cassie Telling Them Who Is She With And What Do They Want From Her And Could Finding Her Be Just The Beginning

Kimberly McCreight is the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, which was nominated for an Edgar, Anthony and Alex award She attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and at

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 480 pages
  • The Outliers
  • Kimberly McCreight
  • 12 September 2019

10 thoughts on “The Outliers

  1. says:

    This book is nuts Abso freaking lutely nuts And it just kept getting worse Like, laughably bad.We didn t start out on the best terms I ve seen variations of these YA crime mystery stories many times and I ve lost count of how many involve a missing dead best friend, a hot guy who was involved with said best friend a douche who turns out to be not so much a douche , a mysterious text, and two teens deciding to solve a mystery without telling any parents or police and, seriously, they never have a good reason for doing this In this book, Wylie s friend Cassie has gone missing While her dad goes to help Cassie s mom, Jasper Cassie s boyfriend turns up at the door with a strange text from Cassie They must go driving across state lines to find her And they must tell no one OTT, unbelievable thing 1 .Despite suffering from agoraphobia since her mom died, Wylie takes a deep breath, grabs her coat and leaves her house for the first time in forever As easy as clicking her heels together OTT, unbelievable thing 2 Then they set out on this long road trip, which is a boring, and b when not boring, absolutely ludicrous Near death experiences, chases through the woods, and view spoiler literally everybody is out to get them hide spoiler

  2. says:

    Why are the bad things always so much easier to believe I read Where They Found Her and loved it Reconstructing Amelia has been at the top of my TBR ever since When I heard Kimberly McCreight would be writing a young adult series, to say I was excited would be an understatement The beginning was what I would expect out of McCreight and it had me excited until the book kind of flipped on its head in the last quarter.Wylie is sixteen, lives with her dad and twin brother Gideon in Boston, and lost her mom in a car accident four months ago Ever since her dad has been a bit on the overprotective side understandably so because Wylie s anxiety has gotten much worse since her mom died It s been a problem for years making it difficult to make friends, but has ramped up to agoraphobia in the last few weeks.So when Cassie, Wylie s former best friend, goes missing and Wylie receives a text saying Cassie needs her s finally enough to get Wylie out of the house They may not have spoken in a week..hell, things may not have been normal between them for months, but let s go save my friend Jasper, Cassie s boyfriend that Wylie doesn t trust, shows up to help because Wylie can t drive And thus begins a road trip full of danger and suspense This part of the book was actually my favorite It had me on the edge of my seat They venture up north through the middle of nowhere and things only get creepier the closer they get to Cassie.For the first of the book I was intrigued The suspense and tension really kept me going I needed to know what happened to Cassie And I enjoyed reading about Wylie Cassie s friendship The dangers that lurked on the road trip Wylie and Jasper went had my heart beating so fast at one point But then the last of the book just went some place completely different For whatever reason the story went from this psychological thriller that focused on grief and friendship to something else entirely and I m kind of left wondering what genre book I was even reading All these revelations came out of left field making it turn into a science fiction sort of book that just felt impossible and unbelievable I think if you don t go into it expecting just a mystery, you might be better off.This is the first in a series, so it was bound to have a cliffhanger I m just not sure I ll be reading the sequel If I do, it s truly a testament to McCreight s writing.I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review via edelweiss.

  3. says:

    Hah hah hah, what This book is looney tunes ETA I can t even make enough sense of it to write a review, I m just gonna refer you to Emily May s instead m fascinated by how random books like this manage to hit the bestseller list FASCINATED.

  4. says:

    I received this book for free from HarperCollins Australia in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.When I first got my hands on this, I was SO FREAKING EXCITED I m always on the lookout for YA mysteries thrillers and this sounded like exactly what I was looking for The synopsis sounds AWESOME Unfortunately though, it didn t deliver.The Outliers is the story of a girl names Wylie, whose friend named Cassie, goes missing Cassie s mum rocks up to their house in a panic and while Wylie s dad goes out to help her, Wylie ends up driving across the state with Cassie s boyfriend Jasper without telling anybody, to try and solve the mystery and figure out where Cassie has disappeared to This all sounds pretty damn simple, right Well guess what Wylie has severe anxiety and agoraphobia While Wylie hasn t been able to leave the house for weeks on end, SHE JUST GIVES HERSELF A SMALL PEP TALK AND JUST LEAVES THE HOUSE TO TRAVEL ACROSS THE STATE WHAT She just leaves the house as if this is the easiest thing in the world for someone with agoraphobia It came across as unbelievable and a little frustrating too Once Wylie and Jasper miraculously leave the house in the first place, they end up having near death experiences, wild road trips with complete strangers, get chased for pretty much the entirety of the novel and it just doesn t stop While there is always something happening and is very, very fast paced seriously, the action in this book did not stop , I found it exhausting at times and super unbelievable because it s like, every crazy thing that could possibly happen, happened There was no suspense or build up at all, you could just tell that shit was going to go down at one point because you couldn t go a single chapter WITHOUT any crazy shit happening It kinda just made the whole thing predictable rather than thrilling While there was a lot of random, weird stuff that happened, I did actually like the pace as I found it super easy to pick up and read a big chunk in one go Also, while the ending was super farfetched lets be real, the entire book was , it opened up a lot of possibilities as to where this story could go and I m curious to see where this series ends up.One of my main issues apart from the craziness, was the characters I did not like them in the slightest I found it so so hard to connect with any of them and I honestly think this was my main issue Had the characters been easier to connect with and had a bit personality, I would have found the story as a whole much easier to deal with.I really wanted to love this as it had such a fantastic premise and I loved how easy it was to read, however it just wasn t for me unfortunately I will be picking up the next in the series because I am very curious to see where this all ends up and I have a few questions too and this entire novel just felt like it was a set up for the bigger picture So yeah, not for me and I was disappointed, however I think this series has potential and I look forward to see whether the next instalment improves on it s predecessor.

  5. says:

    Find all of my reviews at This book is brought to you by WARNING THAR WILL BE SPOILAGELike many of you, I read Reconstructing Amelia and was quite satisfied with it enough so that I recommended it to other mystery thriller lovers Where They Found Her didn t quite live up to the hype, but it was still decent This one though Good Jeebus The premise is that Wylie became an extreme agoraphobe after the death of her mother Said agoraphobia has caused her friendship with her former best friend Cassie to become strained When Cassie s mother comes to her house desperate to find her daughter and Wylie and Cassie s boyfriend Jasper start receiving text messages asking for their help, Wylie knows she has to respond And that s where things started going south Not only was Wylie s fear of the outside world cured instantaneously, but the duo began making such questionable choices even Bill Cosby would give them this look To begin with of course they ran off without telling anyone That s typical thriller fare so I gave it a pass I could even forgive them running to help without really getting any info about what exactly they were helping with or where to go But then the car broke down and they hitched a ride with some randos from a gas station right after receiving a they ll kill me type of message Seriously Not only are you two idiots going to go save the day, but now you re going to do so on foot with no ride back from Maine to Boston FFS Then when the shit 100% hits the fan, your reaction is Damn With friends like these two who needs enemies Finally we learn because it wasn t glaringly effing obvious, apparently that things weren t what they appeared to be, but by that point I was all The only things I confirmed 1 I am 100% unable to DNF anything and 2 It s important to use a secure e mail server at all times when dealing with supersecretshit Isn t that right, Hillary This was a one way ticket on the hot mess express Recommended to NOBODY Well, maybe that one co worker who I really dislike

  6. says:

    DNFreally sad about that, this book was just so weird to me

  7. says:

    I received this book on a read to review basis from NetGalley Thank you to the author, Kimberly McCreight , and the publisher, Harper Collins, for this opportunity.Wow Well this book absolutely blew me away I am writing this fresh off finishing the book and my mouth is still gaping at the shocking, cliff hanger ending that has left me feeling utterly despondent that I have to wait a whole year or until the next installment of this series is released If you like action packed reading that leaves you holding your breath for chapters at a time, is full of prevarications, misrepresented characters and false clues to bar the path to enlightenment and has a whole cast of unreliable and unfathomable characters, then this book is for you This story is told through the eyes of teenage Wylie who suffers from a sever case of anxiety and has become recently agoraphobic, following the death of her mother When her best friend, Cassie, disappears and her new boyfriend turns up at Wylie s house, she must decide whether to grit her teeth and overcome her fears or let them swallow her and refuse to help her friends She chooses the former and is led on a wild chase including stabbings, gun chases, abduction and imprisonment following the directions left in Cassie s cryptic text messages as they attempt to find her.This book deals with the problems of teenage friendships and pubescent relationships in a turbulent and ever changing modern world, grief and how to deal with the loss of a parent, the impact our parents and our peers have on our individual selves, technological advancement, warfare and the pros and cons of using them and emotional intelligence and how it defines us as a person This book is full of false endings and I had no idea of the dark turns the plot would take Every character has something to hide and reading this becomes one huge puzzle to learn the truth On parts it became a little too knotty and I had trouble dissecting where exactly the story was leading me It seemed that as it progressed we veered further from the psychological thriller I had expected I did not dislike the ending at all, but it was vastly different to what had been iterated and what the majority of the book had set up and led me to believe.

  8. says:

    This turned into a totally different story than I was expecting but I kinda dug it Definitely a good set up for a series.

  9. says:

    Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss You were right About everything, I just wasn t ready to hear it But I m ready now For whatever happens This was a YA mystery thriller, but it was a bit weird in places.Wylie was an okay character, and I could understand why she would want to help her friend, even if they hadn t spoken in a while I actually felt pretty sorry for her because of the way she had so recently lost her mother, and it seemed like everything was against her.The storyline in this was quite convoluted in places, and it seemed that no matter who Wylie tried to trust, we d get a twist and they would turn on her I did feel a bit on edge at the way that things kept getting worse and worse for Wylie, but the explanations as to what was going on got a bit heavy at the end I did find this story a bit weird in places though, and it did lose my attention in places.The ending to this was really open, so it looks like Wylie is still in for some trouble.6 out of 10

  10. says:

    1.5 stars I did not enjoy this book, at all.Firstly, why the bloody smeg would you put a plot spoiler in the blurb And secondly, you can t define your character with a panic disorder anxiety agoraphobia, and then just forget about it when you want to move on with the plot Oh, Ill just take a few deep breaths and now I m magically cured of my condition snorts okay.There are a lot of other things I want to discuss rant about, so I will write up a proper review on my blog soon.

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