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3.72  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  23 reviews
When Chatham begins to understand more about a crime she witnessed a decade ago, she disappears . . . in a blink. Finding her means more than simply saving her. It could also be the key to the town's longest unsolved mystery. Joshua's in love with Chatham and he's determined to find her and untangle the web of lies and mystery surrounding her. But who is Chatham really and ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Carolrhoda Lab (R)
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PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

Oh Sasha Dawn, how did I not know you existed before BLINK?

When Josh was four, a four-year-old girl disappeared from the beach. Twelve years later Rachel is still missing. Josh now spends his free time watching his four-year-old twin sisters while trying to keep his mother’s abusive ex from violating the restraining order with an invitation from his mother. When new girl Chantham comes to town looking for her runaway sister, Josh falls hard and fast. Chantham’s si
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another YA winner for me! When sixteen-year-old Josh meets pretty newcomer, Chatham on the beach one day, he is smitten and taken in by her story of the disappearance of her sister, Savannah who has apparently run away to this very town. Adding to the mystery is the long-ago abduction of a local girl, Rachel, whose disappearance is still in the minds of the townspeople as a child's bones are discovered. And yet another layer is the story of Josh and his mother, Rosie who is a single mother to he ...more
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
Blink was a mystery that pulled me in right away and kept me wanting to know more until the end.

Josh lives in Sugar Creek, a small town in Illinois. His mother had him young and their relationship is really toxic. Josh has to take care of his twin sisters while his mom works, which is a lot. He is also trying to get through school and maybe get a football scholarship. Josh is protective of his sisters. Their father is abusive and they have a protection order. The problem is that his
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Blink by Sasha Dawn, 333 pages. Carolrhoda Lab, 2018. $18.

Language: R (100+ swears, 50+ ‘f’); Mature Content: R (drug use, sexual activity ); Violence: PG-13 (physical abuse)


Josh spends most of his time split between football practice and taking care of his 4-year old twin sisters, Margaret and Caroline, until he meets Chatham Claiborne and then all he wants to do is spend time with her. She’s new in town and says she’s looking for her sister who she believe
It was a very suspenseful and exiting storyline.
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Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Chatham Claiborne is unlike any other girl that Josh has met. She’s feisty, secretive, and mysterious. Josh falls hard for Chatham. But then news starts to resurface about the murder of a young girl by the name of Rachel that happened 12 years prior. Josh starts suspecting that maybe Chatham had something to do with it or that maybe she knew something. Will Josh find out the truth in time?

I must admit, I had high expectations for this book. While I know it’s not good to judg
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Merrilyn Tucker
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
After a slow start, this book kept me on the edge of my seat to the very last page. When Chatham Claiborne shows up in his small town, Josh falls for her immediately. He has a tough home life with a mom who keeps winding up with abusive guys and shouldering the responsibility of care for his twin sisters. Chatham is a mystery. She said she and her parents have come to look for her sister who has run away. It turns out that --and many other tales she tells--is a lie. Who is Chatham? Where is her ...more
Hazel Rainfall
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book had a very unique problem, the main character seems much too mature and pragmatic for anyone his age. Another fatal flaw (for me) was the excessive use of profanity throughout the book. If I wanted to hear (or read) the F-word every one second I would read song lyrics, sit at a local high school, or ride the subway. Adding profanity to a book is not a good way to sell or to open up to a wider audience, it's a cheap trick. It only works when appropriately used with specific types of cha ...more
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
My Review: This one was very hurtful in the abuse section and man was it hard to get through. I don't think this book is for everyone but it is a testiment to how bad things can get. And it really scares me becuase my 14 year old walks to the bus stop and walk home alone. This was a well paces story but I just couldn't connect with any of the characters at all. And the story was just a little to dark for my tastes but as I said I think it has to deal with me being a mom.
Jul 14, 2018 rated it liked it
The book had a very open idea which made the book feel like it was all over the place. Even though it was going all over the place, I still felt a need to keep reading so I could finally figure out what happened with the kidnapping. The boy was in a place in his life where he hit rock bottom and I felt bad for him soI kept reading to make sure he was able to get through it.
Sarah Armistead
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book was amazing. It has SOME language but if you don't mind that it's pretty amazing. It has lot's of action while still adding so much description that it feels that you're actually there. 13/10 would recommend to frendos.
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Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a book of many moods--gritty, tough, romantic, and suspenseful. I especially liked the push-pull poignancy of young love. Loved Josh's internal monologue--very well told from a male POV. Strong adult thriller-like themes with a lot of twists and believable teen dialogue.
Lyn Soulia smith
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a puzzle of a mystery. Several different times I thought I had figured it out. Actually took me to the very end to put all the pieces together.
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great plot with a great twist at the end, however I didn't like how it was super cheesy at some parts.
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
A solid mystery thriller that had me interested from the beginning until the end. The conclusion got a little confusing at one point, but then it all came together and made sense.
Jul 31, 2019 rated it liked it
It's a fairly decent read, even with a twist I saw coming after page 10. Nothing too bad here, nothing spectacular, but a decent enough mystery.
Jenny Ashby
Nov 19, 2017 rated it liked it
I found myself disturbed by Joshua's home life and that sense of disquiet overshadowed a lot of the rest of the story for me. It seems obvious that we are supposed to be unhappy with his mom and former stepfather so Dawn did a good job of weaving some low level dread throughout most of the book, but that didn't make the book as enjoyable for me. I also was not taken with Chatham as a character. Something about her didn't connect for me so I had little interest in finding out her secrets, feeling ...more
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very good but not that great for younger people
(It mentions sex and rape
Kayla Thelen
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Blink by Sasha Dawn had many different concepts and mini stories all happening at once. I found it hard to keep track of each chapter due to new secrets being revealed and new characters being added. The main character, Josh was abused by his stepfather, verbal abused by his mother and was not financially supported. He met a mysterious girl on the beach, Chatham Caliborne. Chatham comes to Sugar Creek to reveal a secret about her family. In Sugar Creek, years ago there was a kidnapping of a litt ...more
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