The Window by Amelia Brunskill

The Window

Anna is everything her identical twin is not. Outgoing and athletic, she is the opposite of quiet introvert Jess. The same on the outside, yet so completely different inside--it's hard to believe the girls are sisters, let alone twins. But they are. And they tell each other everything.Or so Jess thought.After Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window, Jess's life begins to unravel. Everyone says it was an accident, but to Jess...

Details The Window

TitleThe Window
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
GenreMystery, Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Reviews The Window

  • Emily May
    3 1/2 stars. Review to come.
  • Erin
    With smart, sharp prose and a dark but relatable undercurrent, this book pulls you through the labyrinth-like mystery of a teen girl's life and her tragic end. Yet it's also a poignant story of sisterhood (twinhood, specifically), young romance, and grief, and employs some drop-dead gorgeous imagery (a girl flying through the air before crashing to the ground; the slick walls of a deep, dark well). I particularly enjoyed the little interstitial c...
  • ♛ Garima ♛
    This is the first time I read and finished twin sister story. It is really fast-paced and intriting plot. I really liked the build-up until the final reveal. So, Anna is found dead one morning and everyone believes she fell down to her death by accident from her bedroom window, in middle of night. Everyone believes except her twin Jess. Once, Anna had told me how she imagined she'd get ready for a date. "I'd want to wear a dress," she'd said, he...
  • Tammie
    I’m always interested in books about twins (since I’m one myself) and this book certainly didn’t disappoint. A YA mystery -The Window centers around twins Jess and Anna and Anna’s untimely death resulting from a fall outside her bedroom window. Jess makes it her mission to find out about her twin’s secret life and the mystery surrounding her death. The entire book begs the question-how well can you know a person, even your own twin? I...
  • Dylan
    5 stars.I'll have a review up on, soon, BUT HOLY MACARONI.
  • Kathy Martin
    This excellent story begins with Jess, thinking in gym class, that she is doomed to be out of fashion for her whole life and eager to tell her twin Anna about her realization. Only the counselor comes to the door, her parents are in the main office, and her sister Anna has been found dead lying on the ground below her bedroom window.The rest of the story follows Jess as she tries to find out what happened to her sister and what she didn't know ab...
  • Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books)
    Twins & mysteries will get me every time!! I had so many theories while reading this book (which is always a good sign for a mystery), and I just had to keep reading to see if any of them were right. The only thing I wanted more from were the characters-- I wished they felt just a little more alive. It's not the most thrilling YA mystery I've read, but it made up for it with a surprising amount of heart. Jess was a pretty clinical, matter-of-fact...
  • Bee {Quite the Novel Idea}
    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink3.5 starsI'm not sure what to think anymore right now. Not sure how to write this review in a coherent way. Upon finishing The Window, my mind is all over the place. My thoughts scrambled. And while I do have some things that irked me about this book, I still enjoyed it quite a bit. Honestly, more than I thought I would before picking it up. And I'm not sure where to go from here.The Window tells the story of Jess ...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    Introverted Jess can’t believe her more outgoing twin Anna died from a fall from her window. Soon Jess realizes and may not know her sister as well as she thought. Anna had secrets. Big ones. Secrets Jess is determined to uncover, though the more she discovers, the more she realizes she may not have known Anna at all.Sometimes reading a very special book fills me with such happiness, my eyes overflow with tears of enjoyment. #TheWindow provided...
  • K.A.
    Review to come. But, my god, this book was amazing.
  • Jessica
    Well now, this was a pleasant surprise! I don't think I've read too many YA mystery novels, or if I have I don't quite remember them, so this was a nice place to settle in. My first thought is that Amelia Brunskill has quite a talent for pacing, which I'll expand on in a bit. The Window drew me in, and I ran through it so quickly that it actually surprised me. I love effortless reads, and this book definitely fits that bill.Jess and Anna. Anna an...
  • Lindsay
    After the death of her twin sister Anna, Jess vows to figure out what happened. The premises had my attention regarding the mystery, but the plot was very slow. Jess was hard to connect with. She made assumptions on a single piece of evidence and stuck with that story, blaming the beloved English teacher and cross-country/track coach for seducing her twin. She joins track and frequently stalks this teacher, trying to see if he will slip up and do...
  • Dana Mele
    I read an ARC of this book and absolutely loved it. From the first page, I was drawn into this story and had a very hard time putting it down. The narrator, Jess, is investigating the death of her twin, which she refuses to believe is as simply explained as everyone else seems to. Jess is such a complex and beautifully drawn character, as is the sister she lost. Jess makes a series of startling decisions, but the author has written her so well th...
  • Lauren
    I am not going to lie, whilst I had this on my TBR, it wasn't high on my radar. I haven't really seen a lot of people talking about it - so I picked this up for my kindle on a bit of a whim because of the mood I was in. I am so glad I did because this book was just amazing in SO MANY different ways, and I feel that a lot more people should be reading it already! I think my favourite aspect of this book was the way in which it was written. Inters...
  • Katherine Moore
    *Utterly absorbing read; following Jess as she tries to unearth the mystery surrounding her twin sister Anna’s death is both captivating and moving. My full review is posted for my ‘The Window’ BLOG TOUR post here:
  • Rachel León
    Yes, I'm friends with the author so maybe I'm a little biased, but this book is fantastic. It kept me guessing and I couldn't put it down. I absolutely loved it.
  • Deborah Schaumberg
    I found The Window hard to put down. Anyone who has ever felt the connection between sisters will love this book! With powerful imagery and realistically flawed characters, the story weaves Jess's point of view with moments of Anna's. It's tragic and beautiful and dark.
  • Lauren
    The cover is what originally earned The Window a place on my TBR pile. Now that I've read the book, I have two things to say. First, the cover is spot on. It perfectly captures the atmosphere of the story - eerie, dark, and attention-grabing. Second and best of all, The Window posses a lot more than just a stunning cover. When The Window begins Anna is already dead and Jess is reeling from the loss. Jess can't believe, won't believe, that it was ...
  • Charlot
    Ik heb een boek gelezen wat een echte contemporary is, ik heb gelachen, gehuild, mezelf afgevraagd wat er nu eigenlijk allemaal gaande was en gehoopt op een grotere plottwist dan degene die er nu in zat. Ik vind het heerlijk om deze boeken tussendoor te lezen en dit maakte me niet veel anders erover denken. Het is een snelle read, waarbij je meeleeft met Jess. Jess is een karakter waarvan ikzelf het idee had dat ze soms wat autistisch handelde, m...
  • Kayla
    4.5 stars. This book caught my eye by the creepy cover and sucked me in with the synopsis. The writing is fantastic. The whole time I felt this eerie feeling (in a good, book way) and I kept wanting to read. The book flows so smoothly. I like how she stuck to the socially awkward thing & didn’t all of a sudden change how it was for Jess. We were able to see things through her eyes. Also I loved Sarah! And Mona. I’m a fan of short chapters, it...
  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    This cover is amazing. It captured my interest and the same happened with the story itself.
  • Laurie
    I read this quickly, wanting to find out, along with Jess, what really happened to her twin sister Anna, who died from a fall out of a window. Jess's reaction to grief was realistic and well-portrayed, the resolution was surprising, and I especially appreciated that romance didn't solve all of Jess's problems. This was a suspenseful and satisfying read.*Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest revi...
  • Tracy Thomas
    Thank you to Delacorte Press #Partner For sending me a free copy in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.I read the synopsis on a few months ago, and I was instantly sold, I emailed in to request it, that same day. So it was a happy day a few weeks later when it came in the mail. I was excited to start it this month.From the first page, I was hooked. The random passages from Anna talking to someone, and giving small glimpses into...
  • Alexina
    Thank you to NetGalley for this much-anticipated (by me) ARC in exchange for an honest review.Summary: On a school day as regular as all the others, Jess is pulled from gym class to be told the news that her twin sister, Anna, has been found dead while, presumably, sneaking out the window the night before. Her death is chalked up to an accident, which Jess mostly believes, until she starts paying attention to the world and the things people are s...
  • Elaine
    There's a reason I stopped reading YA books a couple years ago.For the most part, they all sound the same.The same crybaby heroine who needs a boyfriend, the same mean group of mean girls the main character needs to avoid, something terrible happens, a death in the family or a friend, and the heroine or hero eventually solves the mystery and lives happily ever after with their new boyfriend or girlfriend. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** The Window h...
  • Megan
    I heard the words individually. Anna. Bad. Fell. Sorry. They didn't - couldn't - connect with each other. It was as if they were part of a riddle I couldn't decipher. Fell, bad, Anna, sorry. Sorry, Anna, fell, bad. Anna. Bad. Fell. Sorry. *Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for giving me an ARC to review, even though I got to it a month late* This book was amazing. It is tense and ominous, written in the poetic perceptions of Jess, the quie...
  • Barbara
    After the death of her twin sister Anna, presumably from a fall from her bedroom window in a small Montana town, Jess Cutter is determined to get to the bottom of what happened. After all, the sister she knew would never have taken such a risk. As Jess delves into this mystery, she realizes that she didn't know her sister as well as she thought she did and that Anna had many secrets that she hid from Jess and from her family. Over and over, Jess ...
  • Jennifer
    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplierJess is the shy, quiet twin, 100% opposite of her gregarious outgoing sister Anna. But they are twins, they are best friends, they tell each other everything. Or so Jess thought. Until Anna dies while sneaking out her bedroom window. Everyone else is calling it a tragic accident. But Jess has questions: where was Anna going? Who was she going to meet? And how had they gr...
  • Strawberry’s Almost Human Diary
    Given the fact that this is the author’s first debut book; I absolutely loved this Read. To some this book is predictable however in my opinion I felt like it seems like it is but it isn’t because there were too many twists and turns over the course of the events throughout the book and I felt like I connected with some of the characters. Mainly Nick because for starters he is a character of color. I love reading books about twins however I d...