Review: The Body in the Woods

May •  17 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Body in the WoodsThe Body in the Woods by April Henry
Published by Henry Holt and Co. BYR on May 17, 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary, Young Adult-Mystery
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
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In this new series told from multiple perspectives, teen members of a search and rescue team discover a dead body in the woods.

Alexis, Nick, and Ruby have very different backgrounds: Alexis has spent her life covering for her mom’s mental illness, Nick’s bravado hides his fear of not being good enough, and Ruby just wants to pursue her eccentric interests in a world that doesn’t understand her. When the three teens join Portland County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, they are teamed up to search for a autistic man lost in the woods. What they find instead is a dead body. In a friendship that will be forged in danger, fear, and courage, the three team up to find the girl’s killer—before he can strike one of their own.

Mystery books always seem to have their tick that brings excitement to the reader. Finding a body in the woods is definitely excitement that will keep the reader interested in reading more. The Body in the books is a book that should not be passed by.

This is a book told in different perspectives gave the reader to learn more about what was going on through the eyes of the rescuers to the eyes of the victims. This book proved to be different because of the information about Search and Rescue was explained not leaving the reader to be left in confusion. I was reminded of the show Pretty Little Liars because the teens meet the killer but we, the reader, are left not knowing who it is.

I loved Alexis the most because even though she shuts herself off from people because of some issues she has, but deep down she is an amazing person but she just finds it hard to show sometimes. Ruby is a person who I feel can hold her ground and I can imagine working for CSI someday. Nick is different in his own way but good nonetheless.

This book was a thrilling book to read and I am glad that I took this chance. I feel that this book can lead to something more. I am excited to see where it can go.

A thriller that should not be passed.

I give this book 4 bites!





  1. Jen @ YA Romantics
    May 19, 2014

    I love mysteries and have been wanting to try this one!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. Lisa (Fic Talk)
    May 20, 2014

    I really need to get to this one! Have the eARC waiting for me on my kindle.

  3. Candace
    May 20, 2014

    I just read this one yesterday and really enjoyed it! I loved trying to figure out who the killer was!