Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: Don't Try To Find Me By: Holly Brown

Don't Try to Find MeDon't Try to Find Me by Holly Brown
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The book is told in two points of view chronological in nature. From mother, Rachel Willits point of view, her daughter has run away or something worse has happened. What was it that she missed, how was she consumed in herself, what made her run? Now her marriage is not perfect and neither is she, but now that everything is being made public just how much can she keep secret and how much can she let out in order to get her daughter back.
Marley was unhappy and found that moving made her even more isolated. She found someone online, made a plan, and stuck to it. Once there nothing was as it seemed, cracks began to show, lies began to unravel and she found herself in a situation quite possibly worse than she could ever run from. She didn't want to be found, but now maybe no one will find her, including herself.
Ms. Brown has written an intense book about runaways and the family dynamic, the predator online and the predator we sometimes trust in the form of a friend or doctor. She develops the characters in ways where you see others through only certain points of view, which at times are very skewed, and as the filter or cloud is removed and the characters develop into their own - a new insight and new take is given - very nice, shows talent. Worth the read.

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