Date Released: May 14th 2013
Date Read: May 21, 2013
I felt like a lost Chihuahua when I finished reading this. Yep, that's totally a feeling.
Let me explain. From the summary you gather that "Meg" is in witness protection but she doesn't know why, after the sixth move she gets tired of not knowing and she sets out to find the truth. Now, I just want to say that I did read the summary of this book before I read it/requested it, but I kind of forgot the summary or more like didn't really absorb the summary - I'm selecting my words wisely here - the thing is, I understood she had been in witness protection and that she was tired and that she was trying to cope, but I didn't really get the main point: She wanted answers. We were looking for answers.
Meaning: I approached this book in a different way. I thought it would be a normal contemporary where we see the girl deal with her emotions; I never once saw it as a mystery or a journey, so to say I was really taken aback for how things turned out, is an understatement.
There were a lot of mysterious people and situations going on in the book, with little unexpected turns here and there, and I never EVER saw any of them coming, there was only one thing that I vaguely thought was suspicious (and I was right) but it was just one thing. Everything I discovered I did it slowly and along with "Meg" I was never one step ahead of her, which actually made me feel really naïve.
I saw a lot of reviews where they mentioned that it was all very predictable and that it was stressing to watch how 'Meg' didn’t realize all the stuff that was happening around her- this being what makes me feel naïve- but I just don't get it. When I started with The Rules For Disappearing, I wasn’t expecting it to be such an addicting and engrossing story. I started to read it and could not get it out of my mind and I just had to keep reading. The story was so incredibly easy to follow, being with 'Meg' was effortless. Her decisions never seemed irrational or stressed me out, because had I been in her situation I would have done the same; it all basically felt so real and I was genuinely worried for her, her little sister and whatever it was that had them running away.
I honestly thought that this would be a nice average read. I don’t know why, I was just expecting a normal maybe-even cute story, not at all what it was. 'Meg' wasn’t a plain average character, had I know her before she started moving, I probably would not have been able to stand her, but when you see all that she’s had to go through and how much she’s changed, you just can’t help but feel a little bit sorry for her. She was strong and determined – well kinda determined, it was really amusing to watch her sketch all of this plans in her mind to keep people away, and see how she always gave in, because honestly, all she wants is to feel normal and fit in.
Another thing that was really surprising and really great was the lovely romantic parts. Yeah well... that happened 'cause I didn’t even know there was any romance. I just went back to read the summary and yes, they mention Ethan, and I swear I had read the summary before, way before when I featured this book in my WOW, but for some odd reason the romance part was also not registered in my brain. So to say I was super super SUPER pleased with how things turned out, and how Ethan turned out to be is putting it lightly. I LOVED Ethan, he was so sweet and so supportive and he never really gave up on her, even when it seemed like he did, he still had faith in her and he still wanted to help her.
Conclusion: I Loved this story. The ending was just so BAM! and just the whole story was really BAM and I still feel like a lost Chihuahua, but a very satisfied very happy lost Chihuahua. Would recommend to anyone that wants something a little bit different, yet entertaining, intense and with just the right amount of romance.
My Dream Cast
short hair and blond hair also suits her. She has beautiful piercing eyes - even
if she has to wear contacts. There's just something about her as an
actress that I think really pulls you in, a sort of quiet straight.
I think she would make a great Meg :)
I want him to be like Ethan. He would make a great Ethan. He's Ethan.
she easily fits the description (at lest with dark hair)
easily pull of a bitchy cheerleader ^_^
Ashley Elston lives is North Louisiana with her husband, three sons and two cats. She worked as a wedding and portrait photographer for ten years until she decided to pursue writing full time. Ashley is also a licensed Landscape Horticulturist and helps her husband run a commercial lawn and landscaping business. They also custom harvest pecans and have cows. Yes, cows.
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