Recently, I read the latest novel Lauren Oliver has written for young adults. I first heard of this author 2 years ago when a friend was raving about the book , Delirium. Since then, I have read the Delirium Trilogy, Before I Fall, Panic, and recently, Vanishing Girls. Today I will give a review of this book, explaining the plot and why I enjoy this specific author so much.
Vanishing Girls starts off in Nick's perspective, a teenager who is checking up on her sister Dara, at a party, This was Before, though. Before the accident. Before they were driven apart. When Nick returns home After, everything is different. Her mother is a mess because of the divorce. She notices her sister there, but never sees her. That is, until the night of Dara's birthday, when Nick watches her leave on a bus. At first, Nick thinks it's a joke. After all, Madeline Snow, a nine-year old girl, is missing too. Dara probably just wanted some attention. But Nick soon realizes the disturbances link together, and attempts to find her sister before someone else can.
4.5 out of 5 stars
This novel was a thrilling page turner, but only for the last 150-200 pages. Personally, I found the beginning of the book a little slow and unnecessary, and think the ending could have been dragged out more. Yet, the plot was excellent, and made you want to finish it in a day. Despite my wishes for more out of the ending, I also kind of love how sudden it was. It was like going through life deaf seeing half of life's perspective, and then suddenly getting your hearing back. ( sorry for that horrible example ). Overall, it's the best book I've read all summer, and ties for #1 with my other favorite Lauren Oliver book, Before I Fall.
Thank you for reading my review on Lauren Oliver's novel Vanishing Girls. I understand I'm probably reaching out to a smaller portion of fans with this book section of my blog, but reading is a main part of my life, and I wanted to share with others who care. If any of you also write book recommendations, please comment with a link to your page. Also, if you have any ideas of book posts to do later in time ( that are not reviews ! ) please let me know.
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Favorite book from August?