[simpleazon-image align=”left” asin=”1250021529″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gj7SRPo1L._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″] [simpleazon-link asin=”1250021529″ locale=”us”]If You Find Me[/simpleazon-link] by Emily Murdoch
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Based on the description, cover, and title, I expected a suspenseful novel. It wasn’t. After the first couple of pages, I realized that I was reading a story of abuse and neglect. The abuse is described in detail, so although this is a book written for teenagers, I wouldn’t recommend it for young teens. The storyline was somewhat interesting, particularly the parts detailing Carey and Nessa’s adjustment to a new life. But the writing wasn’t great. There were a lot of cliché’s and way too much use by the main character of the word “reckon.” I realize that the author was trying to communicate Carey’s unsophisticated upbringing, but having the character say “reckon” over and over again was jarring. Ultimately, the book was just ok. I could take it or leave it.
In accordance with FTC guidelines, please note that I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.