Thursday, 12 July 2012

Sister, Missing by Sophie McKenzie (Young Adult)

5th July 2012, Simon and Schuster
272 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: living with 2 families, being adopted, tragedy, heart-breaking grief, kidnap, history repeating itself, guns, fear, lots of lies & family secrets, being trapped in dangerous situations, staying in hospital, families torn apart, love, some teen romance, a little violence, tonnes of drama and great peril, several tissues are needed.

Summary from Simon & Schuster
It's two years after the events of Girl, Missing and life is not getting any easier for sixteen-year-old Lauren, as exam pressure and a recent family tragedy take their toll. Lauren's birth mother takes Lauren and her two sisters on holiday in the hope that some time together will help, but a few days into the holiday one of the sisters disappears, under circumstances very similar to those in which Lauren was taken years before. Can Lauren save her sister, and stop the nightmare happening all over again?

Nayuleska's thoughts
I thought Girl, Missing was good even if Lauren was a bit selfish. Yet Sister, Missing is actually more wonderful. It's the thrill of knowing Lauren's background and already having an emotional link to the other characters which makes this 2nd book so awesome.

I cried a lot through the book as there is pain on every page. I was so scared for Lauren and horrified at what was happening that I got tummy ache. That only happens with books that are supremely awesome. (I really need to use a different adjective!) 

 One major plot twist I had figured out early on, but that didn't spoil the stories as the thrills were still exciting & there were a few other major plot twists that I hadn't even imagined. The end to this 10/10 read is something I know i'll be thinking about for days. I think in some ways it couldn't have been different, not without readers changing their opinions of certain characters.

I'm eager to read book 3 Me, Missing which is from Madison's point of view set in the future. That sneak peek of chapter one has me hooked!

You can read more qbout the series & Sophie's other books on her website.

Suggested read

This isn't a suggestion, it's an order - go read book 1 Girl, Missing and check out other books by Sophie including Blood Ransom


BlueSkyBookworm said...

This book was really good ! The chapters have massive cliff hangers at the end... Just when you think it's all perfect it all goes wrong ! Read it !

Nayuleska said...

It is a rather spectacular read :)