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Missing Girls

3.20  ·  Rating Details  ·  56 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
It's 1967, and the newspapers are full of stories about "missing girls" who run away, looking for freedom in New York City. Carrie Schmidt feels like she is missing, too -- missing from her own life. Since her mother died four years ago, Carrie's been like a sleepwalker. When she moves in with her grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, she begins to wake up -- and then she mee ...more
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Sep 21, 2015 Gabriela rated it it was ok
it was all right but it wasn't the best book so I hope you might like it
Sep 28, 2014 Liz rated it really liked it
Shelves: four-star
In 1967 Carrie is struggling to find out where she really belongs as a young teenager. Her mother has died, she is living with her grandmother for the year while her father travels, and to top it off Carrie doesn't feel like an American because of her background. In her new school Carrie makes some friends, one of which teaches her about dreams.

I loved the section of the book that discussed lucid dreaming. However, the rest of the book was difficult and depressing for me because so much is abou
May 18, 2015 Aiyana rated it really liked it
This novel captures the true awkwardness and uncertainty of the teenage years. Although the protagonist feels herself to be drifting in isolation, it is clear that her friends, too, are struggling with questions of identity, fears about the future, and painful pasts. The writing is simple and tender, unfolding the story slowly and gently, as Carrie discovers the true meaning of family.
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Oct 19, 2010 Amy Snyder rated it it was ok
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Nov 30, 2010 Abigailsceusa rated it liked it
This story written by Loui Metzger is about a girl named Carrie whos lives with her aunt,Mutti. Carrie has currently moved to her aunts house, she is in a new town and in a new school, were she is being challenged to make new friends. The first girl she meets is Mona, a strang girl who dreams dreams while she is awake. Mona and Carrie become best friends in the story. Carrie and Mona both find that their not the onlys ones who have problems with there families and this is what they have in commo ...more
Nov 07, 2015 CJ rated it liked it
It wasn't my kind of book, but I really got into it. There wasn't as much action as I would have liked, and I wanted more dream sequences, but it had great characterization and was written beautifully.
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What's The Name o...: YA girl at new school, paranormal, dream walking [s] 5 78 Apr 10, 2013 12:14PM  
About this book 1 2 Jun 30, 2009 04:04PM  
Lois Metzger was born in Queens, New York City. Three of her five young-adult novels take place in Belle Heights, an invented Queens neighborhood that is boring on purpose to stand in stark contrast to the dramatic life of her characters. She has also written two nonfiction books about the Holocaust, and has edited five anthologies of original short stories. She lives near Washington Square Park i ...more
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