Ultraviolet is a breathtaking YA science fantasy about Allison, for whom words not only have sounds but colors and tastes as well. This makes her different from everyone else in her Canadian town, so she keeps it to herself. But then one day she wakes up in the hospital with no memory of how she got there. The police say she killed a schoolmate, and her mother has her committed to Pine Hills for treatment. There she keeps secrets from her doctor and tries to avoid making friends with the other patients, but the arrival of a researcher from South Africa gives her a new perspective about herself and her abilities. But what about Tori, the girl Allison supposedly killed? What happened to her? Read on and find out.
This is one of my favorites, but the twist at the end is not for everyone. A remarkable story of coming of age in a world that you don’t understand and which doesn’t understand you.
Review by Jennifer Stewart, Library Assistant, Corsicana Campus