I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Published by Harper Collins, HarperTeen Pages: 368
Also by this author: The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street
Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.
In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.
DNF Report was started by Berls at Fantasy is More fun. She has allowed me to use her cool button! It’s just so that I can keep track of books that I did not finish and let everyone know why.
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What I thought of this book
So when I first seen this book it sounded really interesting. It’s about two sisters who are total opposites of each other. Because of an accident they seem to be even more apart from each other. I really wanted to like this but there is one thing that I just don’t care for and it turns me off on YA books and that is teenage drinking. I know I am an old fuddy dud and yes I am older and not a teen, but I just don’t condone promoting it in things I read. Especially when it seems the parents are okay with it and lets them have a huge drinking party in the stables.
I tried to get past that and keep going but I just couldn’t and then it wasn’t really picking up for me and maybe I didn’t give it enough of a try because I couldn’t get over the beginning but I just quit.
Vanishing Girls died for me at 11% in cause like I said I just was turned off by the beginning. 🙁 Not going to say that someone else might not enjoy this as this is just my opinion. I know some who really enjoyed this book. Not every book is for everybody.