Vanishing Girls

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Dara and Nick were two sisters who were so similar and yet worlds apart. They were the best of friends, until the car accident that changed everything and left Dara’s face scarred. On her birthday, Dara suddenly vanishes. Can Nick find Dara before it’s too late?

Oh, if only Vanishing Girls had come out sooner. I can’t help but compare it to We Were Liars, by E. Lockheart, for many reasons that I cannot give without spoiling either book. Unfortunately, this story is far too similar to Lockheart’s, and the concepts mirror each other so closely I wonder if Oliver was accidentally inspired by Lockheart and wrote a similar story. I wish that there was more development regarding settings and characters, so that I knew what was going on. The dual perspectives and all of the website posts were also hard to wrap my head around. The dates were jumbled and confusing, and I had to constantly go back and check where I was and whose head I was in. The voices of Dara and Nick weren’t distinct enough. Overall, I enjoyed the concept of the novel, but there were many things that caught my eye that bothered me.

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Author Lauren Oliver
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 10-Mar-2015
ISBN 9780062224101
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Issue March 2015
Category Young Adult


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