An opportunity to be an intern at one of Chicago’s top businesses and a chance to leave school a semester early. Who wouldn’t want to take that chance, even if they don’t know anything about the program?

Three teenagers arrive at the soon-to-be-opening but already acclaimed Al Capone themed hotel and are dazzled  by the beautiful people and wonderful opportunities. But soon they realize that behind the shiny splendor, something is not quite so perfect…

The plot was super creepy, yet sort of predictable, but ended up with the twist. I must say that I admire the author for using a new story and idea rather than a currently trending, overused, cheesy one.

I liked that the characters were resourceful on their own and that the plot wasn’t too crazy/fanatical/magical.

When the characters start catching on to the going-ons of the hotel, the plot rises dramatically and surprises the reader. My favorite thing about this book was that it was new-it was very enjoyable and fresh and a good break from the seemingly identical “literature” put out today.

— Gretchen, age 13

About the Book:
Title: Illuminate
Author: Aimee Agresti
Release Date: 03/2012

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