When Tessa's best friend Noelle disappears right before the start of eighth grade, Tessa's life changes completely--she shies away from her other friends and stops eating in the cafeteria. Now, two years later, Noelle has escaped her captivity and is coming home, in one piece but not exactly intact, and definitely different. Tessa's life is about to change again as she tries to revive the best-friendship the two girls had shared before Noelle--now Elle--was kidnapped; puts up a futile resistance to the charming new guy at school; pursues her passion for photography while trying to build the bravado to show her photos to the public; and tries to balance her desire to protect and shelter Elle with the necessity to live her own life and put herself first.
This book is amazing! It's definitely a must-read of 2010.
In the beginning, McBride gets you into the book. Within the first chapter, you have questions and you're wondering what is going to happen. You're hooked from the first page of the book, until the very end.
The characters were very well written. McBride keeps you wondering about a few of their deep, dark secrets. She doesn't just hand over why they act the way they do on a platter, you have to keep reading and guessing to figure it out.
This book is something that I've never read before. Lately, as many of you know, it seems like I've just been reading the same old thing. There hasn't seemed to be anything different. However, The Tension of Opposites offers up something different that I don't think any other book really has. It has mystery, suspense, and romance. It's just not something you see in books too much anymore.
Overall, this book is absolutely amazing. I recommend it to everyone, and it is most definitely a 2010 must read. A+++.