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How to Disappear

3.34  ·  Rating details ·  716 ratings  ·  180 reviews
This electric cross-country thriller follows the game of cat and mouse between a girl on the run from a murder she witnessed—or committed?—and the boy who’s sent to kill her.

Nicolette Holland is the girl everyone likes. Up for adventure. Loyal to a fault. And she’s pretty sure she can get away with anything...until a young woman is brutally murdered in the woods near Nicol
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published June 14th 2016 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤


Ahhhh that dreaded DNF….I honestly can’t think of the last book I didn’t finish. Even on the worst of books I try not to quit in the middle-But sometimes you just can’t help it. I mean…think about it. What’s worse? Cutting your losses when you seem to not connect in any way or forcing yourself to read through every. Single. Page?

I had the highest of expectations for this story when I received the ARC and a blog tour invite-this premise, as mentioned below in some of my comments, is actually
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Reviewed at The Honest Bookclub.

4.5 stars.

ARC graciously provided by the publisher (and the author, because I'm nothing if not a professional beggar) in exchange for an honest review.

As Cait Grace and I have recently found out, this year Simon and Schuster has set out to fill all our disappearing needs - or the lack thereof. For those who find themselves growing translucent against their will, S&S are publishing Clare Furniss's How Not to Disappear - a practical guide to regaining a corporeal fo
Estefani (fiction jungle)
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Review also on Fiction Jungle

“I’m supposed to figure out how to murder a blood-crazed girl who disappeared. Because if I don’t, maybe my brother dies or worse. Murder. Welcome to the family business”

HOW TO DISAPPEAR is an incredibly dynamic thriller where you get to experience the story from each characters’ point of view, and it’s kind of refreshing in a way, where you need to join the dots to see a full picture, and that picture isn’t exactly pretty. And what can you expect from the
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Nicolette Holland is a high school cheerleader, the popular, likable girl that had never expected to be on the run. But when a young girl is murdered Nicolette finds herself doing just that, running. She changes her appearance and finds odd jobs to support herself all while trying to hide.

Jack Manx is doing his best to not get dragged into his family's illegal business. He's a model student with the straight As and athletic trophies. But when his brother insists that Jack needs to find Nicolett
Becca ♥︎
May contain vague spoilers. As reviewed on Pretty Little Memoirs: http://prettylittlememoirs.blogspot.c...

This is no ordinary story, in fact, the story is just the beginning. From the start, How To Disappear is split into two different voices and perspectives: hunter and hunted. Nicolette is loved and liked by everyone. She's the perfect friend, companion and always loyal. She is up for any adventure - that is until a woman ends up dead in the woods near her house - and it sends her running from
Well...I really like the cover...

Book Title: How to Disappear
Author: Ann Redisch Stampler
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA, Mystery Thriller
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: Received an ARC for review from the publisher via Netgalley

Ratings Breakdown

Plot: 2/5
Characters: 2/5
The Feels: 1/5
Theme: 1/5
Flow: 1/5
Backdrop (World Building): 2/5
Book Cover: 4/5
Ending: 1/5 Cliffhanger: No

Will I read more from this Author? I don't believe her writing style is for me, sorry, it's a no for me.

1.5/5 STARS

My Thoug
Stephanie Ward
4.5 Stars

'How to Disappear' is a riveting young adult thriller that will have readers eagerly devouring the pages to figure out the mystery at the center of the novel. The plot was mostly original and the author added lots of great details to make it stand out from others like it. I loved the use of dual narrators - instead of getting to really know just one of the main characters, we are able to connect with both Nicolette and Jack, and are given the rare opportunity to see both sides of the st
Marissa Kennerson
Ann Redisch Stampler has recently made her mark as one of my favorite authors. Her books are like the best bubble gum gloss with a barbed violence coursing just beneath (and at times right on) the surface. She is so talented! She'll draw you right in and not let you go until the end.

Such was the case with How To Disappear. A total wild ride as we follow Nicolette and Jackson as they zig zag across the U.S. and across vast psychological territory. It's fast-paced, hard hitting, sexy and a a lot o
Liz at Midnight Bloom Reads
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Addictive and deviously fun, Ann Redisch Stampler's How to Disappear is an absolute adrenaline rush to read! This fast-paced thriller may be over 400 pages, but it sure didn't feel like a long book. The pages positively flew by! Told in alternating voices, the short chapters revved up the tension and thrills, and fully captured my attention until the book's unforgettable conclusion.

Jack Manx has done everything he can to distance himself from a father who was an infamous hit man and a brother cu
Megan Sugg
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Writing one story is hard. Ann Stampler has written two stories in one. Two different characters. Two different voices. Two different perspectives. Interwoven in one story. The talent it takes to write one story in two views, written in such a way that the scenes, the story, is not repetitive, but each perspective falls into place to carry the story forward perfectly. Ann Stampler had pulled it off.

As a writer, I am so impressed with the poetic structure that the different views brings to the no
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**How to Disappear is a fast paced, murder mystery novel long chase that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved this young adult book by Ann Redisch Stampler. It was really a riveting read, and please know that I don't say that lightly. Normally I am much more critical on my mystery and suspense books, especially in the young adult age group. They are not a sub genre that I read very often, but How to Di ...more
Jessica Figueroa
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, arc, young-adult
Nicolette stumbled on a murder and did the only thing she thought she could do - disappear. Now shes on the run and got a tail on her. Jack is a pretty decent guy, but its not like he can totally ignore the fact that his father is a notorious hitman and now his brother is leaving him in a situation he can't refuse. Either he finishes off Nicolette or his mother will be harmed. Its not the life he would've chosen but now he has no choice.

I really enjoyed this book it was mysterious and fun. I lov
Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this book, has the potential to be a beloved book by readers.

The writing is very good, I loved especially the double POVs when the story unfolds

It kept me interesting through the pages , but has not finished convince me, I think my main problem was with the character of Nicolette, I guess we do not get along.

The end has not really convinced me, but still still think it's a very interesting r
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
How to Disappear screams $0.99, indie, new adult story with a lot of mystery. Nothing new. I found myself wondering why was this published under a well-known publishing house. Who the hell knows?
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm so excited that I got another book by Ann! She has this writing thing down!

Anywho.... It's time to disappear. After all, its what you do after you witnessed a murder and then have someone coming after you. Or maybe she committed the murder? Nicolette isn't the type of girl to go around killing anyone, so it looks like shes on the run from seeing someone being killed. And there is a boy trying to find and kill her. So how did she go from being the girl everyone liked and having a good life,
John Clark
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Both Nicolette Holland and Jack Manx have serious parental baggage in form of family crime connections. Her mom died not long after marrying her stepdad who has treated her like a real daughter. Now sixteen, she's popular and a good student at her Ohio high school. Jack is also an honor student at a private school in Nevada. His father is dead and his mom is an environmental lawyer. His father was pretty abusive before he was killed by other gangsters. Don, Jack's older brother, is in prison and ...more
Lisa Dess
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced reading copy from the publisher/author in exchange for a review.

Nicolette has had some difficulties in her life and has made some choices she has consequences she has to face. Some consequences are too much though. Jack is struggling to separate himself from his family's name. Their paths get forced together and each of them are hiding their true selves. Throughout it all, each of them are tested.

I enjoyed this book. Both Nicolette and Jack are relatable characters who w
Jen La Duca

Nicolette Holland is a high school cheerleader who’s a popular and likable girl. She certainly never expected to find herself on the run. When a girl is found dead in the woods near her house, Nicolette must do exactly what she never expected. She changes her appearance and her identity then survives by taking any temporary jobs she can find. Nicolette must constantly move from place to place, she must not be found and she must always hide.

Jack Manx is doing his very damn best to not get dragged

Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Something terrible happened in the woods with Nicolette, so she has to run away from home. The once popular high school girl is forced to change her identity and take on any temporary job she can, jumping from place to place, so she cannot be found.

Jack can’t escape his criminal father’s shadow, that’s one of the reasons why he always wants to be on the good side of the law. His brother, Don, on the other hand, is in prison and gives a grim task to Jack: He has to make Nicolette Holland - the gi
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Rating: 2.5

Full review will be posted in a few hours here : https://thesnowbookhollow.wordpress.c...

I'm going to try and write a review here without spoiling anything. Not that there is much to spoil...

Okay, so I'm going to explain why I did not like this novel but before I do that let me just say that I do believe that this might become a favourite amongst YA fans. It has all the elements to theoretically make this novel the perfect YA thriller. Romance, action, humour and suspense.

Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, for-review
Ann Redisch Stampler immediately pulls you into her story with the prologue. It lets you know right from the start that something bad has happened. It just doesn’t reveal all that happened, who might be responsible, or how exactly it relates to the characters. It piques your curiosity, grabs hold, and makes you want to keep reading until you know everything.

HOW TO DISAPPEAR is a gripping page-turner that is full of surprises, suspense, difficult choices with grave repercussions, unexpected roman
Paula  Phillips
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you love teen suspense novels with assassins and on the run teens , then you will love How to Disappear and the amazing thing that surprised me to was that you get so engrossed into the book and with its fast-paced that you fly through the book even though it is over 400 pages long. Often with books this long, the story can get quite boring and repetitive or you start to feel daunted by the size of the book but not with How to Disappear. What got me, was the idea of this story as I have alwa ...more
3.5 stars

I really liked the premise of this and I'm a sucker for dual POV, so I was fairly eager to get to it.

Nicolette and Jack are interesting MCs. They both have slightly sarcastic inner monologues, so by the time they start interacting, it's kind of a snark fest.

The pacing of the book is pretty fast, but it still seemed a bit long and drawn out. I liked how everything went down and the surprises that I didn't see coming. I would have liked an epilogue or a sneak peak into the future, but I
Marissa DeCuir
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know when people say they like a book so much they couldn't put it down? OK, well, literally couldn't put this one down. Read it in on sitting, and I think my eyes may have fallen out of my head from staring at the computer for so long (read an early electronic copy).

So thank you Ann Stampler for giving me computer vision syndrome :)

Ann Stampler has written a brilliant, fast-paced, high intensity YA Thriller with one of the best endings you should do yourself a favor of experiencing.

The book
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
I loved this book so much, I read it in one sitting! I feel like I can read it again and again which is rare for me. It’s so good the plot and the characters were amazing! I was hooked from the beginning and couldn’t put it down. This is a must read I think everyone should go out and buy it and read it especially if you’re a fan of thrillers and mysteries!!!

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Angelle Barbazon
I've been SO excited for Ann Redisch Stampler to release a new book, and here it is! "How to Disappear" is breathtakingly brilliant and I-N-T-E-N-S-E-! This is a beautifully written YA thriller, and I can't wait to see what the rest of her fans think! ...more
carolina ☾
Jun 18, 2016 rated it liked it
The premise made this book sound much better than it is. If you were expeting by the title to learn anything about how erase yourself completly of the lives of the people you love the most, you'll only learn how to fail at it. ...more
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a great book, loved these characters, the mysteries, and all those twists, and takes on the same story, and how little changes and unknown details changed ideas of what really happened!
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great thriller! First YA thriller I've read and I was pleasantly surprised how intrigued I was by this book...would definitely recommend! ...more
Jenna Smith
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
I LOVED this book! I could not put it down. I love a good mystery and I can't wait to read more from this author!! ...more
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Ann Redisch Stampler is the author of the young adult novels Afterparty and Where It Began as well as half a dozen picture books. Her work has garnered an Aesop accolade, the National Jewish Book Award, Sydney Taylor honors, the Middle East Book Award, and Bank Street Best Books of the Year mentions. How to Disappear (Simon Pulse, 2016), her first young adult thriller, will be released in June. An ...more

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