Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry [Review]

The Night She Disappeared4 out of 5 Robots!

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Release: March 13, 2012
Hardcover: 240 Pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete’s Pizza. One night, Kayla—another delivery girl—goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can’t move beyond the fact that Kayla’s fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete’s. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn’t dead—and to find her before she is. (Courtesy of the Publisher)
Shannon's Thoughts:
The Night She Disappeared is a quick, exciting story about the kidnapping of a 17 year old girl named Kayla.  The story is told from several alternating perspectives, including the kidnapper's.  Through these narratives we experience how friends, family and the community deal with Kayla's disappearance.  April Henry also intersperses the narrative with news articles, interviews, etc., which adds a fun and unique element to the story.  At 240 pages, this book makes for a very quick read.  I think I blew through it in a day.  And because it is so short, it is action packed.  But what makes this book chilling is the realistic aspect to the events.  I recommend this book for anyone looking for an intense and thrilling read.

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