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Safe House (1-800-Where-R-You #3)

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  10,105 Ratings  ·  188 Reviews
"Help me find my little girl."

Jess Mastriani -- dubbed "Lightning Girl" by the press when, after a huge storm, she develops a psychic ability to find missing children -- has lost her miraculous powers. Or has she? She would like the media and the government to think so. All Jess wants is to be left alone, by everyone except sexy Rob Wilkins -- who still hasn't called, by t
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 4th 2004 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books (first published March 1st 2002)
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Howdy YAL
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Yeah, if you haven’t guest this is probably my least favorite out of the original one.

It just felt a little out of place to me in terms of the rest of the series. Honestly, in a lot of ways-serial killers and psychic powers aside-it felt like some of Cabot’s lackluster standalones set n the midwest. I really didn’t like how popularity played a big part of this storyline.

Yeah, popularity as a plot device rarely ever works for me in a YA book anymore.

Grant i
Okay. So that summary, taken right from the back cover of the book, makes it sound like Jess is trying really hard to get into the ‘in’ crowd. Um, no.

This book picks up on the first day of school. Jess is now a junior, and she’s determined to make a good start. She has a new wardrobe, and wants to have a new attitude [aka loosing her anger management issues], and won’t spend every day in detention. Hopefully.

That all changes as soon as she gets to homeroom.

This book, I have to admit, was a littl
Kearalynn Cooper
Jun 02, 2011 Kearalynn Cooper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Another excellent book in the series! I just couldn't put it down, probably the fastest I've ever read a book.

The plot was enticing (though the suspect was still a bit too obvious to me) and I find it hard to have anything negative to say about Jess and Rob as characters. Rob remains perfect, as usual. Their romance is really developing at a pleasing rate. Can't stop rooting for them!

Douglas is so adorable, really. Getting a job was A+ character growth.

Ruth unfortunately only continues to be mor
Nov 29, 2007 Laurel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: friends
This book is the sequel to Code Name Cassandra. It is about that when Jessica was on vaction, a cheerleader named Amber went missing and then turned up dead. Everyone blamed Jessica for Amber's death, since if she was there Amber could have been saved. The main suspect for Amber's death is her boyfriend, Mark. When another cheerleader named Heather disappered, Jessica is persuaded to find her. After a vision in the middle of the night, Jessica and Rob found Heather in a abondon warehouse. Heathe ...more
Charla Aranda
Oct 08, 2009 Charla Aranda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jess Mastriani, comes back from summer break to learn that Amber, a girl from her school, has been murdered. Then another girl goes missing. Using her psychic powers discovers Heather, a cheerleader from her high school that was abducted. The feds are after her for her gift for finding missing people. Also, the school quarterback, and all time hottie, is pursuing her so he can keep her from discovering the truth about the murder and the abduction. But, her heart belongs to Rob, her motorcycle ri ...more
Nov 23, 2014 Darsha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Darsha by: Vidumini Pamuditha
Alida arabelle
Feb 06, 2016 Alida arabelle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: girl, romance, gripping
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Julie Lectures D'Une Nuit
Vous l’avez peut être remarqué, mais je poste de moins en moins vu que je suis en pleine phase « phase terminale des lectures obligatoires pour les cours ». Même si je continue à lire des livres qui m’intéressent, je dois avouer que je suis vite lassée ayant déjà 2h de lecture dans les pattes (et la lassitude de ces satanés romantiques qui font trainer l’intrigue en longueur avec leurs descriptions ^^). Comme je ne veux pas laisser tomber le blog, je vais tenter de chroniquer des livres que j’ai ...more
Heidi Hart
Okay, can I just say the the name of this series, 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU, is really bugging me? It's too many letters! Why not call it 1-800-WHERE-R-U? I know that's totally petty and not relevant to the quality of the series, but it's the sort of easily-fixed imperfection that just sets my OCD into overdrive.

Other than that, I'm still whipping through these books and (mostly) enjoying them, though they're a bit dated. (Note to authors: if you're going to use slangy dialogue and pop culture referenc
Sarah Crawford
Feb 03, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jessica is 16 and she still has her 'lightning girl' abilities, and is still trying to hide that fact from the F.B.I. When she starts the school year she finds out a girl is dead, and the students blame her since she wasn't home at the time and they couldn't get her to try to find the girl.

Meanwhile she gets a photo from her contact and is able to find another missing child, but then another girl from the school she's in goes missing. She and Rob are able to rescue the girl from a broken-down h
Katrina Passick Lumsden
I really like this series, it's funny and entertaining with minimal irritation.

I'm kind of wondering, though....what's the deal with the cover? Jessie has short dark hair, so who the hell is that supposed to be? *Laughing*
Carol Andrade
Jan 25, 2016 Carol Andrade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though I knew who was guilty from the beginning of this book, I still enjoyed a lot!
I really like agents Johnson and Smith relationship with Jess, it's full of sass, but I wish she could trust them more instead of just walking away all.the.time. It got a bit repetitive.
I think Rob is the only Meg Cabot male protagonist that I'm not crazy about. I like him, but for me the past 2 books didn't have enough "Jess & Rob actually having a normal conversation scenes" to turn on my fangirl side. Bas
Oct 21, 2014 Jenna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ever since Jessica was hit by lightning she has some psychic abilities. She can find missing people in her dreams. But now her classmate was murdered and another one has disappeared. The FBI is still lurking around every corner.

Everyone is stalking Jessica to use her powers and when she does, the ones taking the girls start threatening her.

Jessica is great character I just love her spunk, she's brave and kick ass. Rob is complicated.
I love that Jessica defends her brother time and time again.

Courtney Johnson
I read this book in one day. I like this series, and this book definitely lived up to that. This book was packed with action and I was excited to find out who was kidnapping and (trying to) kill these cheerleaders. I was utterly surprised when we found out that it was a bunch of football players. I am glad that Jessica was able to save Heather and then Claire Lippman at the end. I don't know if I enjoyed this one as much as I did the first two, but I might read it again if given the chance. I ca ...more
Jun 04, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Talk about binge reading

Love the characters, love the story, love coming back to plot for something familiar.

I liked that in this one we learned about Jessica's peers a little more. I mean we all know she's been fighting with them for the majority of her schooling but it was nice reading more this time then just Jessica's family and her FBI friends.

My only question, and I know by not knowing it shows how minuscule of an importance it really is, but what chair did Jessica get? Did that little f
Andy Kornylo
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The last time we saw Jess Mastrani she had just saved a kid from a cave and had discovered that her ESP powers – the ones she received when she got struck by lightning and make her find lost people if she sees their picture before she goes to sleep – have advanced. When she gets back to start her junior year of high school, she goes back with a new attitude and a new wardrobe.

But her new attitude barely lasts a day. The g
Aug 15, 2010 Dromeda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Jessica Mastriani returns from her summer vacation to discover one of her classmates has been murdered. If that wasn't bad enough, many of Jess's classmates resent her for not being in town to save the girl with her 'Gift'. Then another girl from Jess's school goes missing and it's up to Jess to find her before she ends up dead, too.

This book was the strongest of the series so far. There was a real sense of urgency and I appreciated that the authority figures weren't so much depicted as 'Keyston
Aug 21, 2011 Brittany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After Jess got back from working as a camp counselor at Lake Wawasee in Code Name Cassandra, Jess had two choices: work the hot plate at her father's restaurant or go to the Michigan dunes with her best friend Ruth Abramowitz. This may seem like a no brainer choice, but Ruth's dad doesn't believe in cable, won't allow a phone at the house except for his cell for emergencies, and her best friend Ruth is busy going out with her boyfriend the whole time. But when Jess found out that her Great-aunt ...more
"Mommy, read me a bedtime story!"
"Sure, honey. Just a sec"

I was so tired after beatings of class activities, seemingly endless lecture, and hours of dozing and waiting for a professor to recheck our work (so didn't happen XD). After those, all I want to do is go to my room and dive on my bed and close my eyes
but my tired body didn't level with my mental exhaustion so I decided to read a early (yep, 7:20 pm) bedtime story. I checked my TBR list and find something short…. Oh I gave up and ope
Aug 27, 2013 Irishgirl1247 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, fantasy, fya
Book 3 re-read! If you haven't read books 1 & 2 go and do that right now! You will not be sorry. Helpful link! When Lightning Strikes

Book 3 picks up right around Jess's first day of junior year. She continued being a camp counselor over the summer and then spent two weeks with Ruth at Ruth's parent's lake house. And since this is a time before everyone had a cell phone and Ruth's parents are especially strict on no internet and phones on family vacation away, Jess doesn't hear about how one
Nov 26, 2012 Zuzana rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
In the third book of the Missing 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU series, Jess Mastriani comes home after her summer vacation and on the first day of school, when being nagged and unfairly accused of things she couldn't have known about, she finds out that a cheerleader from school had gone missing and she could have helped to find her before the girl was murdered. When yet another cheerleader vanishes, Jess knows she has to help, while simultaneously not reveal to her old FBI friends that she still possesses ...more
In the third Jess Mastriani book a killer is stalking Jess's hometown. When one of the cheerleaders ends up dead, Jess feels responsible after learning the girl's friends tried to contact her to find the girl. As Jess tries to prevent another murder and figure out who's got it in for the high school pom-pom crowd, things get even more complicated when the murder becomes a federal investigation overseen by Jess's old pals, Agent Johnson and Smith.

I loved book 1 and 2, and book 3 was a fun read a
t First Sight: After a summer spent as a counselor at a music camp -and with a couple of missing kids thrown in the mix - Jess Mastriani is ready to start her Junior year of high school. And she's even trying to make an effort to stay out of trouble.

But on her first day back at school, Jess finds out that Amber, the perky cheerleader who sat in front of her in homeroom since the sixth grade, is dead. Oh, and that Amber's friends are blaming Jess for it since she wasn't around to use her psychic
Karen Keyte
It's not really Jess Mastriani's fault that she didn't know Amber Mackey was dead. After spending most of the summer herding musical prodigies and Camp Wawasee, Jess spent the last two weeks before school started with her best friend's family at the Michigan dunes. How could she have heard that her classmate had been found strangled to death at a local hangout in the limestone quarry? If Amber's death is shocking to Jess, she is even more stunned to find out that most of her classmates at Ernie ...more
Jessica Ng
May 18, 2008 Jessica Ng rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery lovers
Shelves: 10thgrade
I thought this book was interesting because it was mysterious and it kept me on the edge of my seat. On the train, when I read, I wouldn't put the book down when it got to my stop. The protagonist, named Jessica was on vacation when a cheerleader named Amber was missing and ended up being dead. People blamed her for Amber's death because Amber could have been saved. Jessica being the detective she is, kept her eye on Mark, Amber's boyfriend at the time. Then another cheerleader went missing and ...more
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Jess Furtado
Out of the three first books, this one was a bit disappointing. The thing I like the most about the series is how Jess is incredibly likable and believable, but I got kind of dragged back with how little concern she had with, well, the death of a classmate. And fiddling with a murderer.
The ending thankfully got the story kind of back to the initial plot, so onto the next one!
Jess is at it again, saving people with her psychic powers. Only, they seem to be getting stronger. Cheerleaders have been turning up missing and Jess seems to be the only one who could possibly find them. Will she find the girls and the killer, before the killer finds her? Standard 1-800-Where-R-You novel, if you liked the others, you will like this one.
Apr 26, 2009 Bree rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 18, 2014 Alice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars!
So, this book, was more complicated.
And thanks to Jessica…Gah I loved her! She made me laugh so hard! Awlol
So yeah, I loved this book. The plot was great. The characters were…well, awesome like usual. I want more Rob!!!

But I think my fave character is, Douglas. Yea, Douglas!
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Other Books in the Series

1-800-Where-R-You (5 books)
  • When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You, #1)
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