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One night, 15-year-old Olivia comes home late from a party she was strictly forbidden to attend, and she and her mother, Hannah, get into an argument. Soon, Olivia utters the words every parent has heard their teenage son say:
‘I hate you. you ruined my life And I will never speak to you again.
Olivia has never been a simple girl, a stark contrast to her carefree little sister. But Hannah believes Olivia’s outburst is the end of a normal family feud. In fact, it’s just the beginning of a nightmare…
After a day of silence, Hannah finds Olivia is taking her youthful temper too far. After two days, she begins to worry that something more serious might be going on. After a week, with her daughter still not speaking, Hannah knows that Olivia is hiding a greater darkness, something that could tear her precious family apart…
The Argument is an indecipherable psychological thriller that asks how far we can push our families before they finally fall apart. Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, The Woman in the Window and The Silent Patient.
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As readers, Jenkins leads us to believe that this story is mostly about a dramatic, moody teenager who has gone too far. An argument and also a typical teenage outburst of “I hate you. you ruined my life And I will never speak to you again. As a mother of three, I dread those words. What mother wouldn’t? We know the teenage years are coming, but can we really be prepared for them? After reading The Argument, I only wish that was the case for teenage girl Olivia and her little sister Rosie. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the real truth.
I enjoyed the mystery of the diary pages, the little snippets here and there giving a glimpse of who wrote it. Was it the teenager Olivia? Or was it her mother Hannah? Personally, I didn’t like Hannah’s character from the start. I know I can be a strict mom at times, but Hannah always seemed to push things too far. Always taking the blame for reasons only revealed in the last part of the book.
Also, I would have loved a chapter dedicated to Rosie and her journey; In the end, I think that would have held it all together nicely and given the reader a perspective from a much younger mindset. Overall it all came together pretty well, with just enough backstory to provide an understanding of the characters, not a deal by any means, but at least an eye-opener for sick, twisted, misguided minds.
Most of the time no, most of the time I can guess the ending or the twist, but this time I didn’t see it coming! I was able to crack one of the revelations about Olivia’s paternity, but this twist was something else. The first three quarters of the book made me feel like I was reading a family drama. I knew there was going to be a twist at the end, something psychological, but when I went into it I had no idea how fast and impactful the fourth quarter was going to be! Kudos to Victoria Jenkins for knocking me out, dragging me just to knock me out!
I enjoyed The Argument, I liked trying to figure out where it was going. I rated it four stars. I would happily recommend this book to anyone looking for a family drama with a psychological thriller because let’s face it, last semester was all psychological thrillers!
To say the family really screwed up in this story is an understatement. Parents have not the slightest redeeming social value as human beings, although in the end it was quite clear how they got there. As far as I can tell, others in the story, themselves seriously flawed, managed to escape, though certainly not unscathed.
While I can’t say I really “enjoyed” the book, I can’t deny the almost inevitable “can’t put it down” aspect. If I hadn’t started it on an evening away from a few favorite TV shows and a couple of glasses of Labbatt’s Blue, I could undoubtedly have finished it in one day.
The title refers to a battle of words between 15-year-old Olivia and her mother Hannah when Olivia returns home late from a party her parents had forbidden. Olivia is so angry at what she sees as her parents’ controlling and unrealistic attitude that she announces she will never speak to her mother again. And, by God, she’s sticking to her guns, much to the chagrin and annoyance of her parents.
As for their parents, Hannah and Michael wish that Olivia could be like their little sister, Rosie, who is outgoing and obedient. Little do they know, however, that the two girls have formed a strong bond despite their best efforts to stop Olivia from turning Rosie into a cohort. As the story progresses, readers discover that Olivia has a lot more on her mind than the typical teenage rebellion, and once her mother figures that out, things get ugly. Meanwhile, strange things are happening in the house that Hannah always considered a close-knit home, things that disturb Hannah even more than her eldest daughter’s silence.
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