Review From User :

I find it interesting that a quick scan of other reviews shows that many readers didn't like it for the very reason that I give it five stars! There are lots of complaints about, "Oh, blah blah, sisters fighting, and then the ending! Whatever." These people are being silly, and they need to look at this book again.

This is much more like my beloved BEFORE I FALL than her DELIRIUM books. There aren't big fight scenes, nobody's trying to overthrow the government. These are real people having real problems in a realistic way. And at first I was thinking, What a very well-written look at family dynamics, and sisterhood, and such things! Lovely! Solidly four stars!


All I have done today is pore over the last 75 pages of this book, then flip back through the earlier pages, checking chapter headings and putting the timeline together in my mind, looking for clues, conversations, and hints.

Hints about what, you ask I'm not going to tell you! But there was a plot twist that I did not see coming, and it is FRAKKING CRAZY and I loved it to bits and pieces! Just trust me: the twist works, the hints are there, and it is VERY well done. This is a book that begs a second reading, and it is my new favorite and my best.

Five stars. Five very solid stars.

Category: Mystery, Suspense, Teen & Young Adult

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before – before Dara kissed Parker, before Nick lost him as her best friend, before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred. Now the two sisters, who used to be so close, aren’t speaking. In an instant, Nick lost everything and is determined to use the summer to get it all back.

But Dara has other plans. When she vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl has vanished, too – nine-year-old Madeline Snow – and as Nick pursues her sister, she becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances may be linked.

In this edgy and compelling novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.


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