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Wherever Nina Lies

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  2,962 Ratings  ·  358 Reviews
KIRKUS called this heart-pounding YA mystery "gripping...Sibling loyalty, quirky characters, misplaced trust and the very questionable kindness of a stranger guarantee a riveting read."

Nina was beautiful, wild, and adored by her younger sister, Ellie. But one day, Nina disappeared. 2 years later, everyone has given up hope that Nina will return, but Ellie knows her sister
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Point (first published February 1st 2009)
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Mar 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, mystery
This is a book that can be divided into two very different parts. The first is a deeply felt, but not fraught, family mystery that includes a road trip with a cute and sweet boy. The second part... Well, I'll get to that.

Two years ago, Nina snuck out of her late at night and never came back. And her younger sister, Ellie, still misses her terribly, and can't let go of the hope that someday, she'll find her. The book is written from Ellie's perspective, so it's a good thing that I really liked he
Sep 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s been two long years since Ellie’s older sister Nina has disappeared. Pretty much everyone has given up any hope that Nina will return, but not Ellie. Ellie can’t bear to think Nina, her sister whom she loves and idolizes, could be dead. Ellie desperately wants to find Nina, and when she stumbles upon a portrait of her, drawn by Nina, she’s certain she’s found her clue. With the help of a hot and mysterious stranger named Sean, Ellie sets off on a seemingly wild-goose chase for the whereabou ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Nina mysteriously left two years ago, and now her younger sister, Ellie, is searching for her lost sister. Even though Ellie's good friends, Amanda and Brad, say she should just give up, Ellie simply can't. This is her only sister. She can't go on through life without knowing what happened to Nina.

So, after Ellie sees a drawing her sister did and a phone number on a piece of old cardboard, she starts hunting for Nina.

Early on, Ellie meets the nice guy, Sea
Mar 13, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What. A. Mess.
I really wanted to like this book. I really did. But the whole thing was quite simply a mess. First off, the plot was very unrealistic. The way that the girls control their whole lives without any parents' input is just ridiculous. They run around and go to Nebraska without telling their mothers (it'd make more sense if you read the book). Second, this crazy boy, Sean, who is "in love" with Ellie just seems crazy from the start. Any real person would understand that, but the author
Hui Hui
Apr 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: advisory-2010-11
Nina, who is adored by her younger sister, Ellie, has been missing for two years. Everyone has given up hopes in finding her, except Ellie. One day she found a picture drawn by Nina inside a book, the first clue that leads Ellie to a breathtaking journey. Along this journey, she meets a gorgeous, mysterious guy called Sean, who claims to understand her feelings. Is this guy trustworthy? Together, they travel to places looking for Nina.

At first, I thought I wouldn't want to read this book becaus
Oh. My. Gosh. Talk about a plot twist. This book is one of the most incredibly not cliche not predictable books I have ever read. I have to admit, while reading it I noticed a lot of forshadowing about... things but I read this in two days while I was braiding my hair and let's just say that it had me gasping. I can say that it's a book for people who are looking to be able to relate to the main character (hopefully none of your siblings have been missing for two years) but at the same time not ...more
Das Buch lies sich super lesen und auch die Geschichte war an sich gut. Es war spannend, mit Ellie auf die Suche nach ihrer Schwester zu gehen und der Twist am Ende war zu einem Großteil unerwartet für mich. Auch wenn man bei einer Person schnell gemerkt hat, dass sie komisch ist, die Verstrickungen hätte ich nicht erwartet.

Ich finde es nur etwas schade, dass nie wieder ein Wort über die Band verloren wurde. Diese Episode der Reise fand ich mit am besten!
Jul 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
If there's one thing I've got to say about this book, it's that it's misleading marketed. Look at the cover. Does it scream "plot-twisty horror thriller" to you? The cut-out ransom letters do look suspicious, but the color-scheme just makes the book look like another fluffy teen YA. NOT SO. (Although I actually do really love the cover, I just find it misleading.) I'm in no way saying that John Green's Paper Towns was a gender-specific book, but this really read like a version of Paper Towns (pl ...more
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: road-trips
Oh my Gosh! At first when I picked up this book, I thought I would be reading a very lighthearted book about a girl whose sister ran away two years prior taking a road trip with this guy she had a crush on. Then (Spoiler alert!) the story takes a MAJOR turn. Well there were minor clues along they way to help you figure it out but I honestly didn't think much of it. So, one minute you think that this guy, Sean, and this girl, Ellie, are happily in puppy love, but No! This guy is just crazy. He go ...more
Hannah C.
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Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rezensiert
Nina ist seit zwei Jahren verschwunden und Ellie kann nicht aufhören jedem Hinweis nachzugehen, der zu ihrer Schwester führen könnte. Doch nach zwei Jahren ohne Lebenszeichen scheint diese Suche fast hoffnungslos. Doch als Ellie neue Indizien findet und den attraktiven Sean kennenlernt, der sie bei ihrer Suche unterstützt, schöpft sie neue Hoffnung. Doch Ellie kann nicht ahnen, welch schreckliches Geheimnis sie bald darauf aufdecken wird…
Der Jugendthriller „Mottentanz“ von Lynn Weingarten erzähl
I tweeted Lynn on being ecstatic about her upcoming book: Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls as it is pegged as the YA Gone Girl (and I love Gone Girl!). While waiting, I had to read this.

The first few chapters introduce us to Ellie as she is trying to move on from a traumatic experience two years ago and that is the disappearance of her sister, Nina. One fateful day, Ellie sees one of Nina's drawings with a phone number on it. She felt like it was time to look for her sister again and that is w
Jun 04, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ellie just can't give up. She can't give up the life she had when her sister was part of her family. She can't give up the belief that her sister is somewhere out there. She can't give up the belief that if she found her, Nina would be happy to see her.

Ellie's sister Nina has been gone for two years now and everybody seems to have given up hope that she will ever return. Everyone except Ellie. When Ellie finds a picture that she knows is Nina's the search is on. If she can just find someone who

This was a quick read with a fast paced plot although admittedly predictable. Red flags went off in my mind far earlier than they ever did for Ellie but given her situation, I didn't find it irritating or uncharacteristic at all. Her wild, artsy sister who had a habit of sneaking out left one night and never returned. Her mother more or less lives in denial, sometimes even coming off as relieved, forcing the burden of finding her to fall on Ellie- at least in Ellie's mind it does.

When she starts
Yin Chien 인첸
I don't like being so critical when I'm writing a review, but this book just doesn't make any sense. Ellie's sister Nina went missing two years ago, but she never accept the fact that her sister may not be coming home anymore. One day she obtained a random drawing that was clearly Nina's, and she went looking for her. She arrived at a place called Mothership and got to know a stranger. Well, a strikingly handsome stranger, that is. Not long afterwards, she went with this stranger to look for her ...more
Good Golly Miss Holly
With three simple words, this novel can easily be described: road-trip, romance and mystery. All of which make Lynn Weingarten's debut effort sound as fun and carefree as any other book available in the teen section but what sets this one apart is the suspense that takes ahold of you at the mid-way point. I found it almost impossible to set this one down once the action and adventure had begun, I am surprised to say that the real mystery buried beneath these pages left me in awe.

Meet Ellie. She'
Sep 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion, "Wherever Nina Lies" was a very good book. It is the first book that I have read of Lynn Weingarten, and I liked how she put a lot of details in the story to make us understand what was really going on. I also liked how some people or some parts of the book were related to each other, to make the suspense even bigger. As an exemple, Sean, who met Lia in a party, helped her find clues about Nina's (Lia's siter) disappearence 2 years ago. Around page 247 through the end of the book, ...more
Julianna Germono
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The novel, Wherever Nina Lies, by Lynn Weingarten, is about the efforts of sixteen year-old Ellie Wrigley to find her missing older sister, Nina. One day, while visiting her best friend, Amanda at work, Ellie finds one of her sister's drawings in a box of junk with a phone number on it. Ellie attempts calls the number, and the person on the other end denies knowing Nina. Ellie and Amanda track down the person who dropped the box off, and go to a house-wrecking party he is throwing. While there ...more
Trisha W.
Jan 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books, read2010
I can not say enough good things about this book. This is Lynn Weingarten's first book, and it will not be the last I will read by her in the future.

I loved Ellie's character in this book. The book starts off with Ellie working at the coffee shop, she goes to a party with her friend only to meet a guy who shows up at the coffee shop the next day and gives Ellie a ride home. After talking for a little while he offers to drive her to find her sister. And the story really takes off. The guy who dri
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
En realidad le hubiera puesto menos estrellas si no fuera por el final, ese final tan inesperado es lo que yo espero en muchos libros y nunca me lo dan.
Feb 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the best book I have ever read!!!! It is sooooo good I want to read it over and over and over again!!!!

„Wherever Nina Lies“ von Lynn Weingarten ist ein weiteres Buch, das es dank des Lesebingos 2016 auf meinen Kindle schaffte. Ich wählte es für die Aufgabe „Lies ein Buch, in dem die Hauptfigur wie du heißt“ aus. Da ich einen seltenen polnischen Nachnamen trage, hatte ich keine Hoffnungen, die Aufgabe mit diesem erfüllen zu können. Also konzentrierte ich mich bei meiner Suche nach passender Lektüre auf meinen Spitznamen, unter dem mich alle Welt kennt. Ich war positiv überrascht, als sich herau
Josephine Troia
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teen girls
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Two years after her sister disappears without a trace, Ellie finally stumbles across a clue that could lead her to Nina. Though Ellie's friends love her dearly, they secretly believe that Nina is dead and that Ellie should get on with her life. So, when one of Nina's drawings leads Ellie to a sweet boy who offers to help find Nina, Ellie jumps at the chance and the two set out on a road trip where nothing is as it seems.

A thrilling page-turner, even though it's not hard to figure out who the ba
Nov 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-star, mystery
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Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the plot twist oh goddd
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Antes de que otra cosa suceda, quiero pedir una disculpa tremenda porque ustedes no están para saberlo ni yo para contarlo, pero llevo siglos que terminé este libro. Como el blog es fundamentalmente de reseñas, hay que hacer el trabajo. Y así como hay reseñas de libros increíbles, las hay de otros que... son libros (?). Lo primero que me llamó la atención de este libro fue la sinopsis. Por donde la leo promete misterio con un toque de r
Das ich kein großer Fan von Chic Lit bin, dürfte langsam durchgesickert sein, daher hatte ich am Anfang mit „Mottentanz“ so meine lieben Probleme. Ein junges Mädchen arbeitet in einem Café mit zwei homosexuellen Männern, die auch auf extremste Weise und mit allen Klischees behangen als solche dargestellt werden. Ihre beste Freundin arbeitet direkt nebenan, mit der sie gerne über Jungs, Schuhe und Mode quatscht. Genau das und nicht mehr macht im Grunde die ersten fünfzig Seiten dieses Buches aus ...more
Rating: ***1/2

Nina Wrigley has been missing for two years. No one has any idea what happened to her. Did she die? Was she kidnapped Did she just up and leave? Nobody knows. Least of alll Ellie Wrigley, Nina's sister. But Ellie is determined to find out what happened. And one day she finds a clue she can't ignore. Soon she's off on the craziest adventure of her life. It's always been beautiful, impulsive, intriguing Nina who's inspired love and adoration in other people. But now it's up to Ellie
Este libro tuvo cosas que me gustaron, pero la mayoría del tiempo fue todo tan horrible que me reía mientras leía.

Creo que era una historia con un tema que prometía pero la autora no lo supo explotar.

Primero que nada, las cosas que pasaban eran muy poco realistas. Y no solo los hechos, sino las decisiones que tomaban los personajes, eran tan estúpidas y sin sentido que no se entendía a dónde querían llegar. Voy a ir más o menos en orden con las cosas que son imposibles de creer o que se dejaron
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Lynn Weingarten is an editor and New York Times bestselling author living in Brooklyn. Her fourth young adult novel, Suicide From Beautiful Girls, was published by SimonPulse in the US and Egmont/Electric Monkey in the UK. It was on The New York Times bestseller list for five weeks, is a YALSA Teens’ Top Ten book for 2016, was on Vanity Fair’s list of Best Books for July, Paste Magazine’s list 10 ...more
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