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Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon
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Oct 08, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: persephone

Six-year-old Alex Selky disappears on his way to school and nobody knows until late afternoon when he doesn't come home. The scene is set by the shattering moment when his mother realises she has gone through a normal day while some nightmare has been happening to him, and from there the book goes on to focus mostly on his mother and her struggle to get people to keep looking for him after the first media interest wears off.

I thought that Beth Gutcheon did a wonderful job of portraying a woman in a situation that must terrify every mother. The other characters were less engaging and perhaps the early parts of the book would have been even better if some sections hadn't been written from the point of view of the policeman but his POV does become necessary later.

I found it a real page-turner. I was so tempted to skip to the end to find out what happened, but I'm glad I didn't.
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October 8, 2011 – Shelved
Started Reading
May 26, 2012 – Shelved as: persephone
May 26, 2012 – Finished Reading

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