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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Now You See Her

Hope Shay is a talented actress who seems to have everything going for her. She is enrolled in an elite school for the performing arts and is supposedly dating the hottest guy. But then she disappears for a few days. A massive hunt ensues and she is found, dehydrated, but in good condition. Soon, people began to question whether or not her abduction was faked. In Now You See Her, the reader hears the story from Hope's perspective.

I picked up Now You See Her because I really enjoy Jacquelyn Mitchard's adult novels. This is her first attempt at a YA novel. Am I the only one that gets excited when authors cross the boundaries between YA and Adult fiction? Anyway, I enjoyed the book, but not as much as I enjoyed the Mitchard's adult novels. The School Library Journal calls Now You See Her a "psychological thriller." I don't know if I would go that far. As you go along, it becomes glaringly obvious that you have an unreliable narrator, which made me doubt everything she said. However, I think teens will like the book. It is an interesting read and a change in pace from the typical "beautiful, fabulous teen who has it all" novel.

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