Em Bailey's novel, The Special Ones, is very intriguing read with a bizarre twist to the story. It is a psychological thriller that talks of a cult whose insane leader kidnaps those who he thinks should be a member of the "Special Ones". The Esther, one of the Special Ones, knows that she isn't a Special One, but bides her time, acting like one. Lacking the supposed wisdom that she should have acquired, when instated as a Special One, she acts, pretends, abiding by her rule book attempting to survive long enough to escape. This is an amazing read for readers who enjoy reading psychological thrillers.
(Reviewed by A.Y. for the CloverdaleTeenBookReviewProject)