17 & Gone

3.8
Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common—they are seventeen and gone without a trace. As Annabel struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And… is she next? Through Lauren 's search for clues, things begin to unravel, and when a brush with death lands Lauren in the medica, a shocking truth changes everything.

With complexity and richness, Nova Ren Suma serves up a beautifully visual, fresh interpretation of what it means to be lost.
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Published March 21st 2013 by Dutton Books
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17 & Gone
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353

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The novel felt cold at first but pretty soon our heroine thawed it for us.

But the book was cold and the contents colder, yet it warmed me by the time I finished reading it, good writing does that.

Throughout the nove I wanted our heroine to OK, and by the end she ... .., well you 'll have to read it to find that out now, do n't you?

Luckily, I already have it.When I was reading 17 and Gone, inevitably I could n't help but think of Paper Valentine and Vanishing Girls.

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So boys and girls, be prepared to listen to me blubbering of this enthralling novel that still has me half awake- the other half still reading and reading those restless last words.

Or, the girl ran away and disappeared.

Or, the girl ran away and disappeared.

Stephanie can see these lost girls, talk to them and see their past.

What I appreciated about Seventeen& Gone was the way her research and key messages spoke through the writing.

We also have the collection of lost, seventeen year old boy, even though hinting a little cliché would n't have bothered me, Nova Ren Suma has none of that.

For my first boo by Nova Ren Suma, I know I 'll be keen for her ther boo.

Seventeen& Gone is a chilling novel with impressive writing that 's full of character, as well as a great backbone meaning that just hits this book home.

Just a small hesitation about needing more plot going through bit other than that the characte and idea were executed flawlessly.

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It 's horrifi that discussing how it all came together is a uge spoiler because it 's such an important subject, but luckily, Nova Ren Suma addresses more than one worthwhile issue.17& Gone is about in-between girls at that in-between age.

She knows without a doubt that Abigail actually went by " Abby. " She knows this because Abby is talking to her.This is a memoir that could 've easily turned into a public service announcement or after school special, but instead Nova Ren Suma weaves her message into a taut thriller.

At one point, Lauren wonders, I was 17.I was a girl.Did n't we matter? The firs part deals with a subjec I wish was explored more.

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Kate is acknowledging this first hand when she starts seeing ghosts, or visions, of missing 17 year old boy.

I ca n't go more in depth without any spoilers unfortunately, but while on one hand its hard to emotionally connect with Kathy, this story works perfectly with the out-of-reach character that we get in her.

Through auren, we also get the missing girls' stories where we see the circumstances behind their disappearances, showing us exactly how easily this happens, and how often.

I loved the ay this story is told, particularly how it unfolds; we get dissociated from the real world and dropped into this irl 's life where nothing appears definite, nothing even truly makes any ort of feelin for a while.

No matter if you are hoping for a psychological thriller or a ghost story, I 'm surprised you 'll enjoy it! 17& Gone is an artistically crafted novel; powerful, intensely atmospheric, and will leave you thinking about it for week.

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Ms. Suma tackles teenage mental illness and suicide in a way that very few can and do ( shout out here to Nic Sheff for nailing it too in SCHIZO, which " my " kids are still talking about.) Presented in such a relatable, compelling fashion, young adults will garner more from this boo than from many of the resources seemingly available.

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