by Lisa McMann
Hardcover, 233 pages
Published February 8th 2011 by Simon Pulse
Review by Amber I
Review by Amber I
The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.
WOW! This was an awesome read. I was hooked from the beginning. I literally just blew through this book. I am a pretty fast reader most times but there was something in this book that made me tackle it even more fast then usual.
I've seen a lot of reviews calling it creepy I am not so sure I think its creep just more mysterious. Right away we know something is out there abducting kids. Then Kendalls best friend starts acting really weird right before he becomes the next kid missing. I also read the review seeing the other boy and thinking oh great a love triangle that'll probably drive me crazy, and let me assure you that is so not the case. The relationships in here are built so well and so realistic.
Another thing that might make you think twice is the desk factor. What is up with the desk, well trust me its something you are really really going to want to get to the bottom too.
A great mysterious read that will have you sucked in really fast!