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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Playing Catch Up! Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

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Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary)
Date Published: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Harper Collins

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident.

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver was an emotional story on so many levels. There must be something in the literary waters, because I keep getting drawn to these emotional books lately. Dara and Nick hurt my heart. Seeing the two sisters at such odds with one another was painful to read. I got mad at Dara so much. So mad at her. I got mad at Parker too... until I understood somethings. Vanishing Girls was almost a coming of age story through tragedy, because there was first loves, sibling rivalry, heartbreak, loss.. so many things that teens go through along with the added tensions of the accident. There were a few subplots going on too, and I was briefly frustrated, because things weren't adding up or making sense, but it all comes together in the end. Vanishing Girls isn't a light read. It will definitely bring out some feels.

Be sure to check out the Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver!

Have you read Before I Fall yet?

Lauren Oliver comes from a family of writers and so has always (mistakenly) believed that spending hours in front of the computer every day, mulling over the difference between “chortling” and “chuckling,” is normal. She has always been an avid reader.

She attended the University of Chicago, where she continued to be as impractical as possible by majoring in philosophy and literature. After college, she attended the MFA program at NYU and worked briefly as the world’s worst editorial assistant, and only marginally better assistant editor, at a major publishing house in New York. Her major career contributions during this time were flouting the corporate dress code at every possible turn and repeatedly breaking the printer. Before I Fall is her first published novel.

She is deeply grateful for the chance to continue writing, as she has never been particularly good at anything else.

To learn more about Lauren Oliver and her books, visit her website. You can also find her on GoodreadsTwitter, and Facebook.

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