Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Girl Last Seen by Heather Anastasiu and Anne Greenwood Brown

Oh the twists and turns... A boy from the past, a best frenemy, and a disappearance that rocked the little town where Lauren and Kadence became internet superstars.  Though I kind of saw the ending coming, I wanted to hang in there so bad and see the ending as it happened and even then, I was wowed by this author's style. There are 21000000 reasons to read this book and every single one of them is Uh-Mazing!

Lauren and Kadence have been BFFs since 7th grade when Kady moved to town. Through 7 years and a million secrets later, they have made it viral on the internet with careers stretching before them like they could never have imagined. Then, the unthinkable happens and Lauren is sidelined leaving the spotlight shining solely on Kadence.  Enter Jude Williams, the boy Lauren ditched so many years ago for her new bestie. And boy, oh boy, is he ever mad. Mad enough to steal one of the girls? Murder her even? Something sinister that way comes and Kadence is suddenly missing and everyone she knew and loved (or pretended to love) is suspect, but most especially the girl she left behind as she sought stardom and the boy she obliterated to secure a friendship.

All I can say is WOW. The ending is climactic and the beginning and every word in between is riveting. I read this in about 3 hours non-stop as the children fought, fussed and made a war-zone reenactment in my living room. This author duo hit the mark and is definitely on my watchlist!