Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars
I would like to thank the publisher, Wednesday Books, for sending me an ARC.
I really enjoyed this one. Both this title and author weren’t on my radar until a couple of weeks ago, but it was so worth it. I don’t know why more people aren’t talking about this book. It is so heartfelt and emotional that it was very hard to put this one down. I really do wish that more people were aware of this title.
So, this is the story of Jane who was kidnapped while she was picking up her best friend’s birthday party. The story weaves between now and then. Jane is writing this story in order to explore what really happened to her and as a way to heal. What I liked about this was we got to see just how difficult it can be to move on from a very difficult situation and how it can just be hard to get back to a normal life. Laurie does an amazing job at capturing not only the pain of the point of view character, but those around her. it just makes for a very real and hard hitting story, which is something that I love in my contemporaries.
I love books that make me feel and this one most certainly does. I had so many emotions running through my mind as I reading it. It just made me want to keep flipping through the book to find out what was going to happen. Even though this is first person point of view, we don’t have the whole story at once. We have to keep reading to find out just what really went down. Not only that, but we get to experience Jane’s emotions.
I guess what really pulled me into this one was just how hard hitting and real the story felt. It just made it very difficult to put the book down and move onto something else. I just love the feelings that I got. That is a sign of a very engaging and well done book. I’ve read kidnapping stories before, but none of them made me feel this way.
The struggle, the pain, all of it feel so real. It makes you really stop and think about the world. I strongly recommend this title-it comes out soon if you were wondering.
This book will be released on January 7, 2020.