Untethered by Katie Hayoz

UntetheredUntethered by Katie Hayoz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sylvie is tired of all the doctors and tests that her parents insist on trying to figure out what is going on with her. For years Sylvie has had moments of passing out in which she leaves her body but no one has believed her and they think it’s a medical condition. Once Sylvie learns of astral projection she makes it her mission to learn to control what is happening to her.

Sylvie’s best friend since childhood, Cassie, blossomed over the summer and now has the attention of all the boys in school, even Kevin, the boy Sylvie has had a crush on forever. Jealousy brings Sylvie to take her astral projection to a new level but she has yet to learn of the dangers that could await her.

Untethered touches on a topic that you don’t see too often, astral projection, the ability to leave ones body and explore while the body remains in an unconscious state. A rather fast paced read with an underlying message about learning self-acceptance and touching on the meaning of friendship.

The main character Sylvie is also not without her flaws which the story is based around, she’s quite shy, jealous, insecure and just generally has low self esteem. I loved the idea behind the story but went back and forth on the characters in here as they all have their moments that anyone might become irritated at their actions.

Overall, even though I had my moments of doubt with liking the actions or characters here and there in the end I enjoyed this read.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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