Stranger with My Face
Laurie Stratton finally has everything a sixteen-year-old could ever want. But just as her perfect summer comes to a close, things start to unravel when her boyfriend insists he saw her out with another guy-when Laurie was really home sick! More mysterious sightings convince Laurie someone very real is out there, watching her. . . .
The truth reveals a long-lost sister who...more
No the book did not blow me away, but it was still very well written. The story was very fluid and easy to read and follow. I was a bit confused at the ending and felt like I was left hanging a bit, like it seemed to be left open for a sequel, but I would have liked a little more closure though.
Our main ch...more
It's a really creepy premise. A teenage girl is doing astral projection and while she's out of her body, the sister she didn't know she had slips her spirit into the vacated body. Well, something like that happens. I may have the details wrong about who the girl who slips into the body is. In any case, the protagonist is floating around in spirit, watching some othe...more
Duncan does an amazing job creating suspense. It was SO HARD to put this book down every time I had to stop reading. It caught me and never let go--the pace is relentless. This should be required reading for suspense writers, because so many get it wrong. Duncan is a master.
That said, I didn't really care for the main character. I tried hard to like her, and succeed...more
I despised Laurie's so called friends and boyfriend. I'm like all they had to do if they cared at all was ask her family if she had be...more
By, Lois Duncan
May 26, 2014
For this 17-year-old girl, living in New England, Laurie Stratton High school has become a challenge for her along with many others. At Laurie’s high school, you “had to be rich.”, and you “had to be pretty.” (Duncan 16) If you weren’t, then you apparently didn’t fit in with the popular crowd. This is why she didn’t like her school. One day, Laurie was invited to a party by her boyfriend, which doesn’t happen to her often. She was really exited t...more
Laurie Stratton is a high school junior living on a picturesque island off the cost of New England. She has a fairly happy life - a hot boyfriend, a great family, and an upper middle class (if not outright wealthy) lifestyle. Then one day, a girl who looks exactly like her begins to appear in her life, a girl who claims to be her long-lost sister Lia . . .
Laurie Stratton: Our Duncan heroine for this book. She's a mature, thoughtful girl who loves her family. I mean, she's really...more
Lori has everything, popular bf, popular friends and a castle on the hill but a family secret makes her reevaluate some things and "the grass is always...more
The text of this boo...more
A text-to-self connection is like Laurie I am shy and I don't like to talk to people who I don't know. Also I'm curious and I wonder about things just like her. Also I'm...more
Laurie Stratton is just your everyday sixteen...more
In Stranger with my face, Our Angst Ridden Teen Protagonist, Laurie, is recalling events from a year previously, more or less: she's grown up on a small island off the New England coast, and befriends Helen, a c...more