New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a raw and heart-pounding story, perfect for fans of E. Lockhart's We Were Liars or Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects.
Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged.
When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked.
Now, Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.
In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.
Sisters Dara and Nick had grown up as "the Two Musketeers, the Dynamic Duo, Light and Dark, two sides of the same cookie," but after a serious car accident, the two sisters are irrevocably distanced. As older, more reliable sister Nick tries to find her way back into Dara's graces, their strained relationship, the boy who came between them, and the sudden disappearance of a nine-year-old girl bring secrets of a local underworld too close to home. The novel alternates between the sisters' perspectives, both before and after the accident, while news reports, diaries, and blog posts and comments from the community create a narrative full of shades of grey. Oliver (Panic) is in top form in this psychological family drama that investigates the complicated nature of sisterhood. Perfect for readers who devoured We Were Liars, it's the sort of novel that readers will race to finish, then return to the beginning to marvel at how it was constructed and at everything they missed. Ages 14 up.
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Really well written when it comes to how the characters are painted. I enjoy the way she makes you feel so many emotions while you are reading, almost like you are experiencing what the girls are experiencing. However I knew the ending and the “twist” right away. Which was a major disappointment because I kept hoping I was wrong. And I feel like the plot of the story wasn’t defined. There was sort of three, One about the sisters and a sub-plot about the underage girls, and then the missing girl?! it’s a little all over the place. But still a fun read!
The first 2/3 of the booked seemed so slow but I chose to hold on. I felt something was going to happen. After pushing through it all came together and made sense and made me want to read again. I love how this author is so good at describing feelings I've never known how to describe before. I felt like I understood myself more in some of her illustrations of the simplest feelings and emotions. Good read.
The end put a whole new meaning to plot twist! I totally recommend if your into drama and mystery. The suspense builds up through out the book and is super thrilling! Great read!