Saturday, 17 September 2011

TEEN: Sister, Missing - Sophie McKenzie

Release Date: 15/09/11


It's two years after the events of Girl, Missing and life is not getting any easier for sixteen-year-old Lauren, as exam pressure and a recent family tragedy take their toll. Lauren's birth mother takes Lauren and her two sisters on holiday in the hope that some time together will help, but a few days into the holiday one of the sisters disappears, under circumstances very similar to those in which Lauren was taken years before. Can Lauren save her sister, and stop the nightmare happening all over again?


Sophie McKenzie is an author who either hits the mark for me or misses quite badly and whilst I’m not her biggest fan, I can appreciate a well written, cleverly plotted title. Following on from Girl, Missing, this title is the second and thrusts the reader into a world of kidnapping, hard choices and of course heartache.

All of that is present within and the author deals with it sensitively as well as providing the reader with a story that will keep them glued from the first page to the last. The prose is crisp, the dilema’s very real and with a lead character who has a hard road and even harder choices to make that the reader can associate with it’s a title that really will capture you from the first few pages to the last.

Finally add to the mix a great sense of accomplishment with the lead character as she works her way through and it’s an enlightening title as well as one of hope.

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