A haunting novel about a girl who must face the consequences after her actions indirectly lead to her sister’s disappearance.
Rhylee didn’t mean to kiss her sister’s boyfriend. At least, not the first time. But it doesn’t matter, because her sister, Abby, caught them together, ran into the dark woods behind their house…and never came home.
As evidence mounts that something terrible has happened to Abby, no one wants to face the truth. Rhylee can’t bring herself to admit what she’s done: that she is the reason her sister ran away. Now Tommy, Abby’s boyfriend, is the prime suspect in her disappearance, and Rhylee’s world has been turned upside down. Slowly, Rhylee’s family is breaking—their lives center on the hope that Abby will return. Rhylee knows they need to face the truth and begin healing—but how can they, when moving on feels like a betrayal? And how do you face the guilt of wishing a person gone…when they actually disappear?
Rhylee didn’t mean to fall in love with her childhood friend and her sister’s boyfriend, Tommy. But when Abby discovered them kissing and ran to the woods without a thought, Rhylee knew she betrayed her sister and she must pay her price.
But when her sister didn’t come home for the night and becomes officially missing, Rhylee must face truth that hunts her and the truth that everyone in their little town refuses to accept.
- John Green + E. Lockheart + Amber Smith. If you love the works of these authors, this book will never disappoint you. It is sad yet very sensible. It has a character that is so epic that her disappearance shook the whole town and it also talks about moving on to life despite your loss. In short, it is a combination of the works these authors have published. So if you love their books, this is a perfect book for you.
- The main lead is not petty despite everything that has happened to her. Rhylee may rant all she want about her role in the disappearance of her sister but surprisingly, it didn’t annoy me even a bit. She knows where she stands and even got my sympathy as the story goes on.
- Despite the novel being a standalone, there are questions that are still left unanswered. I think it has to do with its fast paced ending. Some of the scenes in the book are not thoroughly explained, leaving the readers hanging.
Thank you so much for being here today. This is one of those books that really captured my heart despite its sad theme. I hope you’ll enjoy this like I did.
Till my next review!
Rachele Alpine is a lover of binge watching reality TV, dogs, knitting, gummy peaches, and lots and lots of coffee!
One of her first jobs was at a library, but it didn’t last long, because all she did was hide in the third-floor stacks and read. Now she’s a little more careful about when and where she indulges her reading habit.
By day she’s a high school English teacher, by night she’s a mom and wife, and she writes during any time she can find in between!
Rachele lives with her husband and son in Cleveland, Ohio, but dreams of moving back to Boston, the city she fell in love with while attending graduate school there.
One finished copy of A VOID THE SIZE OF THE WORLD