So I got this book yesterday and I read the entire things in one sitting. However, I'm really confused about what happened at the end. Does anyone want to explain it? Or you can email: email@example.com Thanks!
Most opinions would say she dies, but if you're an optimist, you could say that she's rescued, taken to the ER, and begins a new life. It's a rather "lady or the tiger" ending, depending on your outlook.
You don't know what happened. And that's kinda the point, I think. As much as I wanted to know and shouted a guttural, "Nooo!" at the end. The point though is Alice is finally free. It really didn't matter how. She got what she wanted. She's finally free.
I thought the same thing -- that she died, and that it was the only way she would ever be free. I'd have to read the book again to make sure, but I believe there are implications throughout the book that she believes the only way to be free is for her to find someone to take her place and then to die. She has no ideas about escaping him.
shes definately dead, she was even talking about how she was feeling like she was dying. she died with ray on top of her like always. the book was entertaining but its like omg u dumb little girl! this guy let u leave the house u culd've been got help!
I also thought it was certain that Kyla/Alice dies. The boy tried to shoot Ray but hit her. On the ground, shot through the chest, everything going black, "I am free"--she dies. I have no idea why Elizabeth Scott did this. I might have been okay with the book if Kyla had gotten away, but as it is, it reads as a message to abused teens that the only way out is death. I would have felt pretty hopeless if I'd read it as a teenager.
Yes, same here...I mean, it was pretty clear at the end, where she had suffered a knife wound and a gunshot, and their voices were fading, that she was dead. Because, exactly what you said...she would never be free in life.