What if everything you thought you knew about your life was a lie Lauren is adopted and eager to know about her mysterious past But when she discovers shy may have been snatched from her family as a baby, her whole life suddenly feels like a sham Why will no one answer her questions How can she find her biological parents And could her adoptive parents really have been responsible for kidnapping her Running away from her family to seek out the truth, Lauren s journey takes her deeper and deeper into danger as she realises that someone wants to stop her uncovering what really happened when she was a baby at any cost A nail biting YA thriller from the bestselling author of Close My Eyes 10 years on from it s first publication, Girl Missing has sold over 150,000 copies in the UK alone This new edition of the bestseller includes exclusive extra content from Sophie and is a must for fans and readers that are yet to discover this modern classic Page turning The Independent Will have you gripped for hours Sunday Express Please read this book it is brilliant The Guardian Whenever I hear the phrase YA thriller I only ever think of one name and that s Sophie Mckenzie Why Because noboody does it better Phil Earle, award winning author Sophie s thrillers are brilliant you can t stop reading Robert Mucha, bestselling author Brilliantly described, scary and touching The Daily Mirror 10 YEARS OF AWARDS FOR Girl, Missing Manchester Children s Book Awards Bolton Children s Book Award Soilhill Book Award Winner of the Sakura Medal Red House Children s Book Award Richard and Judy Best Kids Book Lewisham Children s Book Award...
|Publisher||:||Simon Auflage 10th anniversary edition 14 Juli 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Seiten|
|File Size||:||679 KB|
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Girl, Missing Reviews
Ein Buch von McKenzie voller Überraschungen, es ist spannend geschrieben und an manchen Stellen doch etwas verstörend. Leicht zu lesen
Spannende Handlung, gut gezeichnete Charaktere. Thema geht unter die Haut. Auch allgemeine gesellschaftliche Probleme werden behandelt, beispielsweise Pflege alter u verwirrter Angehöriger, Kinderfürsorge.
Tolles Buch, konnte gar nicht mehr aufhören! Absolut lesenwert. Lieferug war schnell und das Buch in einwandfreiem Zustand. Auf den Inhalt werde ich nicht näher eingehen, der Klappentext beschreibt die Handlung sehr treffend.
Brought 2 of Sophie McKenzie books - Missing Girl and Blood ties as a Christmas gift for my daughter.She is bilingual - German / English and is not that keen on reading, let alone in English.But she read these books in less than 10 days over the Christmas / New Year period. She was gripped!
Girl, Missing is a thriller novel written by Sophie McKenzie. In the book you get to follow Lauren and her friend Jam on a dangerous trip trying to find out about Laurens past. All she knows is that she was adopted at the age of three. One day, Lauren found an internet page, missing-children.com she typed in her name and the year she was adopted, one hundred and seventy-two matches. Could one of these children be her? Were her adoptive parents kidnappers? And who was her real family? She was going to found out. What Lauren doesn’t know is that this trip will change not only her life, but everyone’s around her.This book is a well written novel that I would recommend to someone in the age between 11 and 18. I could really relate to the main characters and understand their feelings in certain situations while I was reading. The book is full of surprises and will never get boring. Once you start reading it, you will be stuck. The reason why I really enjoyed reading this book, is not only because it’s thrilling but because of its language. For me, as a reader with English as my second language, this was a perfect book. The language was simple without being childish. I also like how the author builds up the book, all the way from the beginning to the end. As I mentioned earlier I would really recommend this novel to both boys and girls, English speaking or not in the age between 11 and 18. Enjoy.
Girl, Missing is an easy read that will entertain those looking for a light adventure. After Lauren Matthews discovers that she's actually Martha Purditt, who was stolen from her parents as a child, she finds her parents reluctant to talk about her supposed closed adoption, making her suspicious about their involvement. Fleeing from the airport with her best friend in tow, she's determined to find answers about her real family. The two parts of the book, significantly titled Finding Martha and Finding Lauren, both deal with Lauren's slow discovery of what her life means and how she'll move on now that everything's changed. For better or for worse, who knows?There are engaging mysteries in this book that would've been enjoyable, had it not been for Lauren. As a young teenager, her behaviour should be excused but I can't bring myself to do it. I know at fourteen I wouldn't have made such rash decisions (on a huge scale!) or been so frighteningly self-centred. I don't know if it was the author's intention to make her main character this way for development reasons, but I certainly hope so! Otherwise, just kill me now. "Why was he acting like this was my fault?" No comment...Throughout the book is a very subtle romance that helps tie the plot together. From the very beginning, readers will see that Jam, her best friend since primary school, is romantically interested in her. He refuses to leave Lauren on her own so he always goes along with her risky plans, being pulled into dangerous situations that are bigger than just the two of them. Overall, he's the sweet guy you can take home but does Lauren see it at all? No, she's too busy minding her own business. I admit, her total ignorance about almost everything annoyed me, but they do have some sweet moments together you can appreciate.Girl, Missing's action begins on page one. Soon after the book begins, Lauren makes the discovery and gets thrown into the thick of things. With people determined to keep her history a secret, she'll face criminals, dangerous folks in the dark and more! Sometimes things were just hard to imagine though. Are we meant to believe that, at fourteen, these kids could just fly around the country with barely any money and not get killed by their attackers or caught by the authorities? That they would be able to survive on their own? This doesn't happen in real life and coincidences (conflict-solving-wise) don't exist. I don't care that this is fiction - my belief was not suspended!In saying that, this book isn't all bad! Once you get past Lauren's immaturity, you might find yourself enjoying the mystery. With confusing diaries, memories and secrets with a few small twists thrown in for good measure, McKenzie has set up a good backstory for the sequel, which I enjoyed much more. Even with the disappointing lead, I found myself really liking all of the secondary characters so I guess that's another plus! Girl, Missing deals with the issues of not knowing where you quite belong and not appreciating what you have until you've lost it. Interesting but flawed!
Missing Girl is a book about a Girl who has a completeley normal life but then soon finds it doing a 180 degrees turn. She finds herself on a Missing Children website, the same name, same face, same age but different parents! Nobody is answering her questions so she goes on a journey to find out for herself! She ends up in America searching for parents; 1 month before she didn't even knew she had. This novel is a gripping read, I loved it! It is fast paced and thrilling, surprises on every page. But the author also gets the emotions and relationships just write! I would suggest this to most people but especially teenage girls.
"Lauren is adopted and eager to know more about her mysterious past. But when she discovers she may have been snatched from an American family as a baby, her life suddenly feels like a sham. Why will no one answer her questions? How can she find her biological mum and dad? And are her adoptive parents really responsible for her kidnapping? Lauren runs away from her family to find out one more truth, but her journey takes her into more and more danger-as she discovers that the people who abducted her are prepared to do anything to keep her silent..." This is a pretty easy read but a very good book. McKenzie has surprises through out the entire book and creates a great relationship between the two main characters. Once you open this book you won't want to put it down for anything. I have and will keep recommending this book to anyone who likes to read!!