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Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano
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it was amazing
bookshelves: ya

Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for allowing me to get my hands on this amazing book.

Rachel goes to bed a normal teenager girl, listening to Taylor Swift and praying that she won't fail geometry. Awaking in a ditch and finding out she's been missing for two weeks is disturbing enough on its own merit. The thing that makes your fingers grip the pages tighter is the fact that though Rachel has only been missing for two weeks, she has lost a year of her life, no memory of the person she has apparently turned into. Destefano sucks you immediately into the character's mindset; her panic and despair, and then her growing resolution to find answers. Rachel is a strong character, but not so strong that she stops feeling vulnerable or human. The narration is so raw that it made me teary eyed with compassion on several occasions.

This book has been compared to Fight Club, and that's not an inaccurate comparison at all. There's adrenaline in this storyline, an edgy and chaotic mystery and the reader finds themselves as seduced by it as Rachel is. There's something for everyone here; romance, action, mystery, but beating beneath it all like a steady heartbeat is the idea of family and friendship, and how those threads can be the constant in our lives even when our identities and sense of self is shifting.

*You can read my full review at abackwordsstory 1/3/2017*

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Reading Progress

January 2, 2017 – Started Reading
January 2, 2017 – Finished Reading
January 3, 2017 – Shelved
January 4, 2017 – Shelved as: ya

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