Duncan is about to begin his senior year at prestigious Irving School. When he finds out which room he’s been assigned, he can’t believe his bad luck. The previous tenant was Tim, an albino who graduated the year before. The gift Tim left behind for Duncan is a set of CDs that chronicle the story of Tim’s senior year, namely how he met Vanessa, Patrick’s plan, and the events that led up to a tragedy that Duncan can’t seem to forget.
The story flashes back and forth from Tim’s senior year to Duncan’s. Tim’s plan is to give Duncan content for his Tragedy Paper, a thesis assigned to all seniors. But is Duncan ready to face the truth and his part in it?
Similar to 13 Reasons Why, the main character is listening to the story of a peer and figuring out which part he played in the story. I liked the story and it flowed well; I was looking forward to times when I could read more. Unfortunately, I thought the ending fell flat and my disappointment lowered my opinion of the book.
3 out of 5 stars