A Flicker in the Clarity by Amy McNamara

A Flicker in the Clarity

For as long as Evie can remember, she and Emma have been best friends. They’ve gone through everything together—only Evie understood what it was like for Emma to lose her older brother in a car accident. And though they couldn’t be more different—Emma is the life of the party while Evie is shy—the dynamic has always worked for them.But then Evie makes a careless mistake that ends up having serious consequences for Emma. They’ve had th...


Details A Flicker in the Clarity

TitleA Flicker in the Clarity
ISBN9780062308344
Author
Release DateJun 12th, 2018
PublisherHarperTeen
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
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Reviews A Flicker in the Clarity

  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    2018-05-31
    RATING: 4/5 I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewThis book mentally drained me.For as long as Evie can remember, she and Emma have been best friends. They’ve gone through everything together—only Evie understood what it was like for Emma to lose her older brother in a car accident. And though they couldn’t be more different—Emma is the life of the party while Evie is shy—the dynamic has always worked for th...
  • Angela
    2018-06-23
    In all fairness this book is written for a young adult audience. With that clarified I didn't like it. So much teen angst. I don't know how Evie isn't medicated but it could probably help her out some. The character's felt flat and not fleshed out and as such it took away from what could've been a really good emotional stuff. Instead we get teen angst on practically every page and tears, lots and lots of tears. From what I can tell the main chara...
  • Idle Stuff
    2018-03-25
    I cannot even find the words best to describe this book. I was taken on a wild ride, looking into everyone and understanding so much. I have connected so much with this book that moments where I wasn't reading it left my mind wondering what Evie, Emma, Theo and Jack were up to. But never Alice. Never the cabbage. The ending of course wrecked me. why did that have to happen? why did it end like that? I'm a blubbering mess because of it and I don't...
  • Esther (Chapter Adventures)
    2018-02-13
    You can also read this review on my blog :)A Flicker in the Clarity aims towards representing reality with all its imperfections: unresolved issues, toxic relationships, unexpected events, and the pain of heartbreak. For this, the novel gets its stars. However, I wish the novel had gone deeper. I was left wanting to know a lot more than what I got.As far as plot goes, there isn't one clearly mapped out. That's why I think the book represents real...
  • Lindsay
    2018-05-05
    This is a wonderful story that shows how Evie's life truly begins after a fight with her best friend, including how she finally chooses to save herself. Thank you Edelweiss for the ARC.
  • Saegertown Yalibrarian
    2017-03-20
    LOVED this story of Evie and Emma! A Flicker in the Clarity is another beautiful read by one of my favorite YA authors, Amy McNamara. This is such an empowering contemplation for girls, truly anyone, to continue striving to LIVE no matter what seemingly insurmountable challenges face us in life. There is an extra treat within the pages of A Flicker in the Clarity for those already in love with Lovely Dark and Deep also by Amy McNamara. Do not mis...
  • Teenage Reads
    2018-05-15
    Plot:Emma has always looked out for Evie. At their private competitive high school, Bly, Evie was going to get bullied because she was a scholarship kid. Yet, with Em at her side since day one, Evie has managed to get to junior year with no incidents. Em has given her everything Evie could want, her old iPhone when Em got a new one, a dress when they went to a dance together, even advise as Evie, instead of kissing the boy she liked back, ducked ...
  • Kimberley
    2018-05-28
    Thank you Edelweiss+ for this Advanced eGalley of A Flicker in the Clarity.After the death of her older brother, Emma begins to spiral out of control. Evie, her best friend and confidant, hopes to save Emma by shielding her from consequences. However, after Emma puts Evie in a questionable moral situation, yet again, Evie makes a decision that leads her to not only question her co-dependent relationship with Emma, but the demons of fear that plag...
  • Erin
    2018-06-21
    I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. This one disappointed me a bit with how everything wrapped up in the end I was looking for something that was more tied together. I would have probably rated this one a 4 star read if the ending had been better because I was thoroughly enjoying it up to that point. This book follows Evie who is in a fight with her destructive best friend Emma after Emma's brother dies. Evie has to wo...
  • Jordyn
    2018-05-07
    So I have so many amazing feels for this book. 😊 It threw me back into my high school life and allowed me to revisit some of the friendships I had. This book helped me really understand how toxic those friendships were and how great of a thing it is that they are over. Evie truly was myself in high school and this book was something I really needed. Friendship is powerful in both good and bad ways and it is beautiful to go on Evie’s journey ...
  • Dazzling Diamond
    2018-06-13
    What happened to Theo? Is there any sequels? I'd love to see how it goes
  • Zoë Danielle
    2018-05-23
    A Flicker in the Clarity by Amy McNamara is a beautifully written, quiet contemporary young adult novel about Evie, who has been best friends with Emma for years. Emma was always the outgoing one, but after Evie makes a mistake and Emma shuts her out, Evie has to figure who she is on her own. There are a lot of books about friends or sisters where one outshines the other, but what makes Evie's story so special is McNamara's writing and the chara...
  • Corinne J
    2018-06-22
    Amy McNamara delves back into familiar territory six years after her debut, as A Flicker in the Clarity once again rattles with the aftershocks of death—the same death, apparently, that haunted the wintry world of 2012’s Lovely, Dark and Deep. Though the concept’s recycled, the emotions are not, as McNamara crafts a poignant new story with poetry and skill.When an impulsive decision lands her best friend in hot water, shrinking violet Evie ...