Girl, Missing (Girl, Missing #1)
Lauren has always known she was adopted but when a little research turns up the possibility that she was snatched from an American family as a baby, suddenly Lauren's life seems like a sham. How can she find her biological parents? And are her adoptive parents really responsible for kidnapping her? She manages to wangle a trip across the Atlantic where she runs away to try...more
I had really high expectations of it due to the other reviews on this site, but it seriously disappointed me. It was a short book I admit so didn't have a lot of time to really draw me in but, being one of those girls who will normally love everything, I was surprised when I reached the end of the book and still disliked it.
The plot is one of those that probably looks good as a synposis but didn't really work. I found it way too fas...more
It all starts with Lauren trying to do her homework titled "Who am I?" She was adopted at a young age and feels like she doesn't have an identity. So this book is about her and her best friend, Jam, finding out about her birth parents. Which does sound dull but there is major ramifications for Lauren and Jam doing this, because some people want her story to remain hidden. This is a great adventure story which deserves a lot of praise.
Girl, Missing is an easy read that will entertain those looking for a light adventure. After Lauren Matthews discovers that she's actually Martha Purditt, who was stolen from her parents as a child, she finds her parents reluctant to talk about her supposed closed adoption, making her suspicious about their involvement. Fleeing from the airport with her best friend in tow, she's determined to find answers about her real family. The two parts of the...more
This novel is about Lauren, an adopted girl who feels lost and unloved. She is determined to find out the truth about her, but does the truth lead to danger?
One day Lauren finds a missing childrens website and is bored. She types her name into the sea...more
I thought that Lauren was selfish and didn't think of the affect her actions would have on others. She was going to find who her birth parents were no matter how this left her adoptive parents. WHO HAVE ONLY RAISED HER ALL HER LIFE!! She went off in a strange airport and left her mum in a right state stu...more
I also couldn't help comparing it to 'The Face on the Milk Carton' series as they are extremely similar.
The major flaw I had with this story though were the characters, especially the protagonist Lauren. She was selfish and whiny and I seriously wanted to shake her because she was so stupid. She made the most idi...more
The book is narrated by 14-year-old Lauren, who is adopted. Her a...more
When I picked up 'Girl, Missing' I wasn’t that excited about it but I very quickly came to realise that I definitely should have been very excited about this book! From the first few pages I was totally intrigued by what had happened and what was going to happen. Both the past and future was so unknown, I loved it. Everything happened so fast I didn't even have a second in which to stop and let what had happened sink in let a lone stop to do anything else, I couldn't put t...more
Lauren is a very strong character. As soon as she discovers that her adoption may have been a illegal, she becomes determined to find out the truth. Most people would...more
Also, Lauren is dreadful. She's selfish and ungrateful and I refuse to accept that it's just because she's...more
Decent plot and a good look at the consequences of illegal adoption, though, and littl...more
Precautions: Mild violence, kidnapping
Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie, while a chilling and heart-thumping thriller, lacked logic and character likeability, which made it difficult to enjoy completely. With several heartfelt moments, a budding romance that stands from solid grounds but is shakily executed, and sinister villains, I have no doubt that 11-14 year olds will eat this up. Most of all, this book addresses the Who am I question--a question I remember having to answer during my high...more
Lauren is a typical teenager, juggling homework, an annoying little brother, and a fractious relationship with her parents. Lauren is also adopted, and desperate to find out more information about her past and where she comes from. A school project leads her to question her roots, until an image on a missing children website sparks a transatlantic adventure that threatens to go horribly wrong.
I wasn't convinced to begin with. Lauren...more
The first thing that I think needs to be said about this book, is that it is fairly obviously aimed at the early-to-mid teenage group. It is certainly not at the higher end of YA genre. But all the same, it makes a nice, easy read, if that is what you want.
The book was on a borderline between two different star ratings for me, but I chose to go with the slightly lower, simply because of the fact that the writing is a little juveni...more
The story is based around the life of a girl named Lauren. For a school project she has to write about Who she...more
I write mostly thrillers - though I have done some teen romance stories too.
I'm really excited right now because of...
Close My Eyes - which is my first psychological thriller for adult readers (pub May 2013, UK, July 2013, US)
Split Second - my new...more