Review: The Night She Disappeared
Mar • 7 • 2012
Title: The Night She Disappeared
Genre: Young Adult-Mystery/Thriller
Author: April Henry
Publisher: Henry Holt for Young Readers
Release Date: April 10, 2012
“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.”
This is another book I’ve read this week that really caught me off guard. It was so entertaining from the first page.
What I like most about this book is the plot line. Super engaging and easy to get into, Ms. Henry write an amazing plot line. I really enjoyed the point of view switches between the main characters. It flowed nicely between chapters and really gave the reader a much better insight on what is happening from all sides. I like the mystery that is behind the whole disappearance. Even see the angle from the kidnappers point of view raised the hair on my neck!
The characters of this book are what really glue this book together. I liked seeing them struggle with “What if” questions and going through, “Who is it?” mode. I like that both characters are from two different sides of the street. Reading about them coming together to save their friend and their selves, is very gripping.
There was a bit of romance that really caught me off guard. I always enjoy that peace the characters can get from each other when some thing really bad is happening. The love interest gives the right balance for the book.
The Night She Disappeared is a tense and thrilling story. Your eyes will be glued to the book with many unexpected plot twist and turns. Excitingly suspenseful, The Night She Disappeared is incredible!
I give it 4 BITES!