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Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano
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really liked it
bookshelves: netgalley, entangled-arcs

Original review can be found at http://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/2...

** I received an advanced readers copy from Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

Lost Girls is one of those books where the less you know going in the better. The synopsis gives enough of an indication of what it is about and I feel like that is enough. For that reason, I won't re-tell the story. Intrigued? I certainly was and I knew nothing more than the little blurb before getting started.

This book captured me and sucked me in from the very first page. I am not exaggerating when I say this. I took Lost Girls with me on the treadmill, a task I often do to break up the monotony of exercise, and the next thing I knew an hour had passed. Not only did I not notice the time while I read on the treadmill, I also covered so many pages in the book that I was beyond the point of productivity for anything else. Life was going to get ignored for a few hours so that I could find out what happened. I absolutely had to know what happened to Rachel. Where was she? Why was she missing a year of her life when she was gone less than two weeks? What happened in that year? I was so intrigued that I was forced (not literally) to continue reading to find my answers.

This book was dark, gritty and mysterious with really great writing but still managed to cover the other aspects that the YA audience loves so much. There was the family and friend angle, high school angle and a young love angle that teens will be sure to devour. I am quite a few years removed from the intended audience and I was still able to appreciate and enjoy all the different sides to this story. Destefano did an amazing job of tying it all together and creating a story that will appeal to multiple groups of people.

This was the first book by this author for me but it certainly won't be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed her style of writing and I feel that many others will too. Lost Girls was one of those books where all you need to do is read the first page to get hooked!
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Reading Progress

November 11, 2016 – Shelved
November 11, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
November 11, 2016 – Shelved as: netgalley
November 24, 2016 – Shelved as: entangled-arcs
December 13, 2016 – Started Reading
December 27, 2016 – Finished Reading

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