Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2015 book 62

Lauren Oliver's Vanishing Girls
Lauren Oliver is one of my FAVORITE writers, and I was super excited on starting this one, because it seemed so much in the vein of her Before I Fall. It centers on Nick and Dara, two sisters whose formerly close relationship has been torn apart by a bad car accident (there's also a whole thing with a local little girl going missing). The story flashes back and forth between the past and the present, but what is probably supposed to be a big twist becomes VERY obvious VERY quickly, which is amazingly frustrating. This one just didn't really work for me. Strong writing and characterization though? I hate giving a bad grade to Lauren Oliver. :( B/B-.

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