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Ever since a walk home on a particularly stormy day, Jessica Mastriani has had an ability like no other. She became known worldwide as Lightning Girl a psychic who could find the location of anyone, dead or alive. Jess finally had no choice but to embrace her newfound talent, and ended up lending her skills to the U.S. government.

But her work for them has taken a terrible...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by HarperTempest (first published April 15th 2006)
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Aqsa (forever destroyed by her otps)
OH. MY. GOD.

Five fucking stars.

This was so good I'm gonna cry! Scratch that-- I am crying.

Meg Cabot is one of my most favorite authors ever! I don't know what the book world would do without her and her writing, because damn does this woman know how to write a book!
I loved each and every second of it! I LOVED Jess, I loved Rob, I loved Dougie, I loved Ruth, I LOVED Mr. Mastriani, I thought Karen Sue was an alrighty at the end-- I didn't hate her.
OVERALL I loved everything!
I just hated Boobs-As-B...more
Ashley
Before we get into this review, there are some things you should probably know.

I LOVE Jess Mastriani.
I adore Rob Wilkins.
I have loved this series from the first book.
I am soooooooo sad that its over.
I was apparently absent the day in 4th grade where they though you not to start every sentence with "I".


Now that the business has been taking care of, I just adore this series. I can't say enough how much I love a good spunky and snarky heroine, and Jess definitely has that down. She is funny, s...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

After a very long wait, readers will be able to find closure with the last book in one of Meg Cabot's hit series, 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU. Ms. Cabot begins the novel almost two years after the last book. Jessica Mastriana is now at Julliard after the long, tedious days she spent helping the U.S. government find the bad guys during war. Although it did help her country, the things she saw as she was overseas took a toll on her. Instea...more
Jessi Rose
Where to begin! This book was wonderful! It's about Jess Mastriani, Lightning Girl as she is known to the world, she went off to work for the government but it took a cost. She lost her powers to find people. She came home and saw her boyfriend being kissed by some chick. So she left. Her and Ruth went to New York. Jess is empty, she hasn't felt anything in a long time. She screams in her sleep. Rob shows up saying he needs her help finding his little sister. Rob yells at her saying that she was...more
Molly
This book is the final book in the 1-800-where-r-you series, by meg cabot. I think it's definitely the best one. After Jessica Mastriani is hit by lightening, she discovers that she has unique powers to find the location of any body, whether they are dead, or alive. After using her powers to find missing people she can't help but know their whereabouts, she ends up helping the US government, with the war. Working for them does not work for long, because 6 months later, struck by the horrors of w...more
Nan
I posted a short review of the first book in this series, and now I'll post a short review of the series as a whole.

I've read nearly everything that Meg Cabot has written. While some parts of this series were familiar to me as a Cabot fan (the tough heroine, ready with a punch, the parents that simply don't understand), this series was a real departure from her norm.

In her blog, Cabot has written that 9/11 never happened in Mia's world (the heroine of the Princess Diaries). 9/11 did happen here-...more
Karen Keyte
Missing You, the fifth and final book in Meg Cabot's 1-800-Where-R-You series, takes place several years after the events of the first four books. Jess, now nineteen, is at the lowest point of her life. Having agreed to use her freaky psychic power for finding people (gained when she was hit by lighting) in the service of the U.S. Government - specifically Dr. Cyrus Krantz and his group of psychic special operatives - Jess has recently returned from the war in Afghanistan exhausted, emotionally...more
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Meeeehhh....I can't help but feel like this is sort of a disappointing ending to this series. It's just so removed from the rest of it. I suppose it doesn't help that we've skipped ahead three years. The pacing is off, too. It's like Ms. Cabot just didn't want to continue this series. But I'm thankful she finished it and gave us some sense of closure regarding Jessie, Rob, and the rest. Despite its strange, out-of-place feel in regards to the rest of the series, I still enjoyed it.
Dromeda
In MISSING YOU, several years have passed since the end of SANCTUARY. Jess is now 19, has helped fight a war and has returned without her "Lightning Girl" powers and with a case of PTSD. She is living in New York with Ruth, Ruth's twin brother Skip, and Jess's brother Mike and spending her days miserable at Julliard. She and her maybe-boyfriend Rob are long broken-up so, when he shows up at her door wanting help locating his missing half-sister, Jess doesn't quite know what to do.

Meg Cabot had a...more
Faye

I’ve read this book so many times that some of the lines in this book are imprinted in my head. I’ve always like Meg Cabot and her series of Mediator as much as I loved this series. As I’ve been reading the last book of 1-800-where-r-u, I saw how much the story had evolve from simply a girl crushing on a guy who she thinks is hot because he rides a motorcycle and that he goes to detention like her adds to the hotness in him, the girl who punches everyone who irritates her, to the girl who is civ...more
Jacky
The lesson that I am getting from this book is that sometimes you have to experience something in order to really understand that maybe the method you're using isn't the best way for you. So far in the book Missing You by Meg Cabot, Jessica says that she really doesn't want to handle her conflicts with violence anymore because she experienced a lot of it when she was in Afghanistan. This surprised a lot of people becase back then she would always use violence when solving a conflict.
In life th...more
Robin
This book was about a girl named Jessica Mastriani who got hit by lightening when she was a few years younger, and she became known as Lightening Girl, because in her sleep she was able to contact where missing people were. She helped the FBI find criminals and she helped the NAVY find bad guys like Osama Bin Laden, and guys like that.
Jess lives in a one bedroom apartment with her best friend since grade school, Ruth. Unfortunately, Ruth's twin brother Skip, and her brother Mike, which isn't goo...more
Kristina Jo
I have very mixed feeling about this finale. I always like happy endings, especially neat and tidy happy endings. Especially when the neat and tidy happy endings can be believable. But I'm not sure I thought this one was believable. I guess it wasn't unbelievable, but.... Couldn't the FBI still be all annoying and persistent? Maybe not Dr. Krantz, but what about an even-higher-up? I'm not thrilled with the cover art, but I hate all the new cover art people are coming up with. And I'm not thrille...more
Katlin
The first four books were some of my favorite books when I was younger. This book, unfortunately, fell short. I discovered Jenny Carroll (Meg Cabot wrote the first 4 books under that name) before Meg Cabot. It's odd how the same person can write SO differently under two different names; one focusing more on action and plot, the other focusing more on romance. While the first 4 books center around a strong, independent, and funny girl named Jess, this book, which was finally attributed to Meg Cab...more
Caitlyn
I thought this book was really funny. I love Meg Cabot as an author, she is my favorite. The narrative is spoken like a person is actually talking to you and so it is very relaxed. The plot was really intersting. I think I accidentally read the last book of the series but I wasn't confused when I read it so I don't think it matters.
The book is about a girl who was hit by lightning and then has some kind of psychic power that enables her to find people. But she loses her power after she spent a...more
Charan Sandhu
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Astoria
The perfect ending for s series that was so amazing.
I am trying to decide which one I like the most The mediator series or 1-800-where-r-you

I find Jess and Rob to be an amazing couple. He is a very sweet guy.
He waited for her and when she came back she was broken so he kept waiting.
I think the book is good. The message, about how Prejudice is bad. Jess's mom Toni had that problem. So Jess gave her an ultimatum.

I think I would love to have a Rob.

I was kind of teary when Rob was telling Jess how f...more
Kristel Villar
Rounded up from 2.5 stars

Meg Cabot has been breaking my heart for the past month now because she leaves me with these great plots, only to keep me disappointed at the end of each book I read. This time, however, she didn't. Sort of. I haven't read the first four books of this series, but it is enough for me to learn more about Jess, who has the power to locate missing persons after getting struck by lightning. In this final installment, though, she was trying to live a normal life in New York Ci...more
Clio Reads
This book takes place two years after the events of the previous books in the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU series. Protagonist Jess has matured a lot and Missing You finds her in a darker place than we've seen her before. After working for the US Government in Afghanistan, using her psychic abilities to find terrorists, she has seen the horrors of war first hand, and has returned to the States broken. Nightmares plague her sleep, and since she can't sleep, she can't find missing people -- her "gift" is gon...more
Michelle. D.
Jul 30, 2011 Michelle. D. marked it as to-read
Hmmm. So I haven't read the book yet but I feel like it might disappoint me...
I mean, she lost her powers... She moved away... No one can find her...
WTF?

How did everything go frmo being so great in the ending of one book and then start so suckily in the beginning of the sequel.
So what am trying to really say is that, I think that the fifth book could have been made with a better plot... Sigh...

Now I'm kind of scared that the series will end bad for me.
Cathy Heathcliff
Very different from the rest of the series. At first, I was like "Did I get the right book? Weren't there others before this?" because Missing You takes place three years after the last one. The tone of this one was much more grown up and though it broke my heart a little bit to miss out on three years of Jess' life it was for the best in the end. By far, the best book in the series and a great closing to a great story.
Kate
This book was a first for me. I read the entire book in one night.

This is so monumental. I mean, it was ideal conditions (really cold, last book in a series, I'd had alot of caffeine and possibly a nap) and so I felt pretty good about it. Unfortunately, the book itself didn't leave a huge impression on me.

It was difficult after reading the whole series in a matter of two weeks to pick up this fifth, and final, book of the series, and have the time line jump ahead a few years. Cabot took the ti...more
Ariana
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Sandy
LOVED IT. The best out of the entire series. I also love how Cabot finally wrote about a heroine who was older than 16 but not an adult (like in her adult fiction books). This provided closure and was ultra fun to read. Fans will devour this story and beg for more. 5/5 stars.
Apoorva
This was another amazing book by Meg Cabot in the 1-800 where-r-you series. I really enjoy reading Meg Cabot books they are books that you just can't put down and make you want to read without stopping.
mikha  ϟ
Perfect ending. I loved the fact that everyone got their own happy ending. :)
rey
Did Not Finish. Dec 28, 2010
Nathan Burgoine
I couldn't help but approach this book sadly - Cabot has finished her '1-800-Where-R-U' series with this book, and I wasn't really ready to let Jess, the heroine, go. But I absolutely have to say that Cabot gave a farewell worthy of such a strong and intelligent character, and I applaud her for her efforts: they paid off.

It's been months since Jess left to work with the Feds, and her time overseas in war zones has burned her out. Her power is gone (or so she assumes, since she can't sleep throu...more
Andy Kornylo
See full review for Missing You at: http://toomanybooksnotenoughshelves.w...

I know I said in the last review of this series that Sanctuary was my favorite, but I think I changed my mind. I’ve only read Missing You once and even then it was in bits and pieces every time I went to the bookstore – back then my local library sucked with getting the new releases. So after eight years, I finally had the chance to read it again and OMG. This one was definitely my favorite.

It’s been two years since the...more
Maeve O' Keeffe
I should technically be too old for Meg Cabot by now right? And mostly, I am. Totally gone off most of her stuff, especially The Princess Diaries, but I still have a soft spot for this series, in particular this book and I probably always will. Jess is not your average teen heroine. She has boy trouble and school trouble like a lot if girls her age, but what's new is how she deals with it. Jess has such a good sense of humour and no time for anyone's nonsense. You mess with her, you get a punch...more
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