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Missing You

(1-800-Where-R-You #5)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  11,614 ratings  ·  400 reviews
Good-bye, Lightning Girl

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
Paperback, 268 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by HarperTempest
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May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing

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
Nov 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, 2018
This is my favourite series by Meg Cabot. There is something endearing about Jess Mastriani, a dedicated flute player with anger management problems and quick fists, and Rob Wilkins, who just happens to be one of the sexiest characters this author has created ( a guy who knows his mind, works hard and above all, waits for the girl ). It's great to see how all the loose ends get tied in this final book, although I am going to miss this series.
Apr 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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,
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for

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.
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Original review posted here.


Okay, so for those who don't know 1-800-Where-R-You is a series about Jess, who was a normal girl until she got hit by a lighting and started finding people and this is the last book of the series.

The first thing that put me off on this book was the fact that it had passed so much time since the last one! On the fourth one Jess isn't even finished with high school or is old enough to officially date Rob but them we start this one and years had passed, Jess had went
Oct 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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 just realized my review was full of spoiler.
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Nasty Lady MJ
Nov 04, 2014 rated it liked it
To see full review click here.

This isn’t a bad book but there is a big disconnect between it and the other four books.

To be fair there were a lot of outside factors contributing to the disconnect. The fact that this book was published years after book four. The fact that it was originally intended on being a long series and Cabot had to stuff the end into one book.

So, those factors contributed it was a nice send off.

Not the best send off though.

I really wish the 1800 series would’ve been given
Jessi Rose
May 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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 ...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.
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Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was literally crying when I finished this last book in the series. It was something out of this world. Beautiful.
They don't write books like these anymore.
Alida Arabelle
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gosh what a beautiful way to end a series. Even though it's sad to think that I won't see jess or rob again . It was pure beauty. I'm crying..... rob I love u . Jess ill miss u and love u aswell.
I always loved Rob Wilkens very much. And I loved jess so much too. And after reading this instalment I think my love for them has become immortalised.
Jeez it was terrible to hear the problems she had to go through. The main reason I love her Is cause she's unique , loving , boyish and ultimately she has
Karen Keyte
Apr 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: missing fans
Recommended to FoodxHugs by: no one, just me
Again, the mystery element was kind of --pardon the pun-- missing. The plot is similar to the last book (and grown-up instalment) in the Mediator series Remembrance. It seems Meg Cabot has a thing for pedo/porn rings. There are other types of crimes, you know...

Her villains are unmemorable and nearly always males in her paranormal mysteries.

Our heroine, "Lightning Girl", Jess Mastriani is 19 years old and no longer working for the FBI. After coming back home broken from war service in

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
Sep 17, 2009 rated it liked it
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 ...more
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Title: Missing You
Series: 1800-WHERE-R-U #5
Author: Meg Cabot
Overall Rating: 4 stars

I really liked this conclusion to the series.

It takes place roughly two/three years after the conclusion of the last and Jess has been through a lot after battling the war in Afghanistan and the war on terror, she's a mess. And it isn't helping that Rob has just shown up at her house asking for her to help find his little sister.

There was a lot of
Jun 20, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Read the first two chapters on the subway and then finished the book on the train back from NYC--kind of fitting. I was upset that it jumped ahead, but ultimately I think it was a pretty good conclusion to an awesome series. I wish the Cyrus Krantz thing had amounted to something cooler, but that would've been a different story altogether. I'll miss Jess Mastriani.
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
A great conclusion to the series.
Mikha ϟ
Nov 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Perfect ending. I loved the fact that everyone got their own happy ending. :)
Lauren Baptista
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
AWWWEEE MY HEART!!!! It was so lovely reading this lovely, easy series. I mean, I’m reading this series 12 years after it was it was quite the blast from the past. But it was still enjoyable nonetheless.

I’m quite happy-ecstatic- about where Jess and Rob’s relationship ended up, but there still wasn’t enough detailed affection for me, since I’ve read more modern day YA novels. But I’ll let that slide, for now...hehe.

This book is great, with just the right amount of shocking events
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2018
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Kim 'BookAddict'
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this! I love Meg Cabot's Writing. And I rally liked most of the characters in this book. Jess has gone through some cool character development. I also liked how the story wrapped up.
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: youngadult
Well it’s about damn time we had that ending.
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I Have thoroughly enjoyed all of these books so much! It Meg Cabot had me hooked, from the first chapter! I enjoyed the story. I enjoyed the characters. I enjoyed everything! I loved how this book kept continuing to amaze. even though I probably should have seen half the plot twists coming. Also I loved how, I wasn't bored, with any of these books. so often with series, I find myself, losing interest as the books go on, because it seems the second, book is never as good as the first, in this ...more
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
Aug 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
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
Mar 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: seventh-grade
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.
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she

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