Vanishing Girls

Finished Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver.  I received a copy for review from the publisher.

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.”

I’ve loved the Lauren Oliver books I’ve read, but I’ve also managed to miss quite a few.  I’m hoping to catch up on the other two soon.

I was immediately captivated by this story and its subplots.  Obviously I wanted to know if Dara and Nick would be able to overcome their estrangement and be sisters again, but I also wanted to know if we would find out what happened to the little girl, and whether she was alive or dead.  (I also was curious about whether the two stories really were linked, because sometimes a lot of bad things just happen in a row and for no good reason.)

This is the kind of book that you should read immediately.  There are two reasons for this.  First, the book is amazing and why would you want to hold off on reading an amazing book?

And the second is that people are going to be talking about this book and you don’t want any of the chatter to affect your enjoyment of this book.

Highly recommneded.

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