I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Never Missing, Never Found by Amanda Panitch
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on June 28th 2016
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Also by this author: Damage Done
A juicy thriller about a girl who returned from the missing. . . . Hand to fans of We Were Liars, Bone Gap, and Vanishing Girls. Some choices change everything. Scarlett chose to run. And the consequences will be deadly. Stolen from her family as a young girl, Scarlett was lucky enough to eventually escape her captor. Now a teen, she's starting a summer job at an amusement park. There are cute boys, new friends, and the chance to finally have a normal life.
Her first day on the job, Scarlett is shocked to discover that a girl from the park has gone missing. Old memories come rushing back. And now as she meets her new coworkers, one of the girls seems strangely familiar. When Scarlett chose to run all those years ago, what did she set into motion? And when push comes to shove, how far will she go to uncover the truth . . . before it's too late?
"With flashbacks that slowly reveal the terrible secret of Scarlett's escape and Pixie's fate, this psychological thriller evokes well-paced fear." --Kirkus Reviews Praise for Amanda Panitch’s YA thriller Damage Done: “Prepare to be stunned. Prepare to be torn apart.” —Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist “Teen fans of Gillian Flynn and James Patterson will embrace Damage Done and clamor for more from Panitch.” —Booklist “Exceedingly clever and surprisingly unsettling, Damage Done is an unforgettable read.” —Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Made for You
From the Hardcover edition.
5 Reasons to Read Never Missing, Never Found
- The mystery. Guys seriously, it’s awesome.
- The characters. How does Scarlett cope after being found. There’s one character that raises lots of suspicions. Some characters lacked a bit of dimension, but Scarlett and was pretty complex.
- The setting. I love that the story revolves around working at a theme park. I feel like these settings bring about a time limit in which everything can take place.
- The WTFery. This book, much like her prior book Damage Done, messes with your mind. You have no idea what to expect.
- The Flashback. This could go badly or work great for a story, and this one they worked great. We were able to see her life while she was kidnapped and what emotions she felt then.
I really enjoyed this book. I read it pretty quickly because I HAD to know what the hell was going on. I definitely suggest this book if you like thrillers.
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