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The Missing Girl by Norma Fox Mazer

The Missing GirlThere is a man. He appears nondescript, which is the way he prefers it. He lives in an isolated house with two cats, each named after one of his parents. He harbors a few dark secrets, but from the outside, no one can tell. No one really notices him at all, which is why he can so easily watch the five Herbert girls.

These five sisters, Beauty, Mim, Stevie, Fancy, and Autumn, are completely unaware of the man who watches them. They instead go about their own lives, dealing with school, unrequited love, and their own hopes and dreams while bickering and getting along as only sisters can.

These sisters take each other for granted until they find out that one of them will be sent away to live with a relative to ease the Herbert’s financial troubles. But it takes the disappearance of another sister to really bring the others together. THE MISSING GIRL tells the story of these sisters and their secret watcher while seamlessly weaving in themes about family and love.

Read the rest of my review at Young Adult Enchanting Reviews.

Rating: 3.25

Review copy from publisher HarperCollins through YA Enchanting Reviews

3 munch(es) :

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, that's a bummer it had a bit too much going on. i've wanted to read this for awhile. it still sounds good, but maybe something from the library or whatever.


The Fox Reads said...

i started reading this book, but really couldn't get into it. it was indeed a good idea, but i found it annoying to switch characters that often... you really couldn't get a feel for the characters in such short fragments of their thoughts at a time.

Anonymous said...

Confusing book!

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