Author: Sarah Darer Littman
Released: August 1, 2011
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Target Age: Young Adult but parents should definitely read too!
Source: Around the World ARC tours
Summary from Goodreads:
Abby and Luke chat online. They've never met. But they are going to. Soon.
Abby is starting high school—it should be exciting, so why doesn't she care? Everyone tells her to "make an effort," but why can't she just be herself? Abby quickly feels like she's losing a grip on her once-happy life. The only thing she cares about anymore is talking to Luke, a guy she met online, who understands. It feels dangerous and yet good to chat with Luke—he is her secret, and she's his. Then Luke asks her to meet him, and she does. But Luke isn't who he says he is. When Abby goes missing, everyone is left to put together the pieces. If they don't, they'll never see Abby again.
Then I would catch myself feeling sorry for Abby and those scared, confused and frustrating feelings that she was going through. I remember being 15 and it sucked and sometimes you really did just want someone to tell you that you were right and your feelings were justified and real. Abby found that someone, only it turns out he wasn't who he said he was. This book was so powerful that it literally took my breath away at times.
However, I hate that a book like this needed to be written. I hate that I feel like I should tell everyone I know that they should read this book. I hate that there are sick people out there that really do this, and that everyone who knows a teen needs to look out for them even when they are in their own home. So now I