First and foremost, I’m happy to see that this is the first in a trilogy. When you read the rest of my review, you’ll understand why….
THE OUTLIERS by Kimberly McCreight is this author’s first foray into young adult territory. McCreight’s adult novels (I’ve always hated the labels adult vs. young adult) are some of my favourite reads. Her breakthrough novel RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA was one of the best debuts ever.
THE OUTLIERS, on the other hand, doesn’t debut with as much of a bang as her past novels. A great set up to what could be a fantastic story, I found THE OUTLIERS to get bogged down in too much of the unnecessary and not enough of the plot.