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Thursday 15 April 2021

Junior Review: The Companion

The Companion by Katie Alender is a spooky and thrilling mystery, where each page brings you more chills and excitement. 

In the story, Margot has survived the unspeakable, the rest of her family has died in a car crash and she’s the only survivor. 

After the terrible accident, Margot is placed in a group home. She thinks it’s great that she’s left the group home to go live with the Suttons, a rich family who live in the countryside. 

Margot soon learns that they have a job for her in the secluded country estate. 

They want her to be a companion to their daughter Agatha, who recently lost her ability to speak and needs help doing everyday tasks. 

She starts to have suspicions about family members and starts exploring the house. This sends Margot on a whirl winding path of scary secrets about the Sutton family. 

Author Katie Alender has made The Companion the most chilling book I’ve ever read and builds it up with a lot of suspense. The novel has so many twists and turns, with nightmares and a sprinkle of romance. The Companion is an addictive YA mystery novel that will be glued to your hand. 

Title: The Companion
Author: Katie Alender
Publisher: Putnam , $36.10
Publication Date: November 25, 2020
Format: Hardcover with jacket
: 9780399545917
For ages: 12 -17
Type: Young Adult Fiction