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
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
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
On a sweet little island where I need to take a ferry every day to go to school and whatnot
With my house perilously perched on a cliff to take in the best sea views
Where I would write all day as a job on my typewriter, click-clacking away.
Sometimes I wonder what books are going to seriously shape my own kids' lives. (I guess you could say ...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
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
This book had many ...more
By: Ben C
The book I read was “Stranger with My Face” by Lois Duncan and I have to say that this was the most unique book in many ways. This book earned in my opinion a 4 out of 5 star ranking and caught my attention when it seemed to be at a weak spot. One reason this booked earned this ranking is because this book was very exciting and unpredictable. An example for this is when towards the end when it is starting to get a little boring because no important happenings were taking pla ...more
I remember being underwhelmed by Stranger with My Face when I read this as a 13 year old. So yeah...as a 19 year old? Meh.
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