Monday, January 5, 2015

Book Review: The Night She Disappeared by April Henry

Hi guys!

I just finished reading The Night She Disappeared by April Henry. The cover and content are both great! Check it out:

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.

Shivering yet? And I don’t mean from the cold winter weather outdoors.

I can’t really say what I was expecting when I opened this book, but it was definitely not this thrilling, mysterious adventure, which is absolutely okay because I love this book. This spine-chilling mystery continually changes point of view between Gabby-the rich good girl with two always gone surgeons for parents, Drew-the boy trying to make enough money to survive with his drug addict mother, Kayla-the kidnapped pizza girl, and the kidnapper himself. Of course, there is always the variety of pieces of paper (fortune cookie fortunes, articles, evidence tags, and the occasional notes from your kidnapped pizza girl) that appear throughout. 

This book is fast paced and the chapters are short. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved the story; the characters really strike a chord within me. Gabby, Drew, and Kayla are great characters; I loved watching them develop over the course of this mystery. Tragedy really does bring everyone together. As you read, you get to see how three different people, all with separate lives from each other, grow closer and develop friendships with people they would normally never associate themselves with because of one event that changed everything.

 I would recommend this book for anyone who wants a fast-paced mystery filled with ideas about friendship, family, and how to keep believing when everyone tells you that you’re wrong (and maybe an excuse to get pizza too).

I hope you give this great book a chance.

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