Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Joint Review: Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

by:  Lauren Oliver
publisher: HarperCollins
publish date: March 2015

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident.

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.

Autumn and I both liked Panic, so we decided to do a joint review of 
Girls, the latest buy the same author.  This was a DNF for me.  I found it uninteresting.  The fighting between Dara and Nick was strange since they never tell you why.  I could also see the potential for a love triangle, and I hate those.  I just wasn't interested in finishing the book to see how it ended.

I feel kind of the same way about Vanishing Girls.  I've read a couple of Lauren Oliver's books and I've really liked them.  I wish I could say the same thing about this one.  The story wasn't very interesting.  The fighting between Dara and Nick was infuriating rather than intriguing.  It was never explained why they were so angry with each other and I wasn't interested in figuring it out.  The disappearance that I thought was supposed to be so central to the story happens so late and I could even figure out how one Dara's disappearance was supposed to link to the little girl's....and I was nearly done with the book and I was bored with it and didn't care to I didn't.

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