Girl Missing Pdf is a Mystery Young Adult novel By Sophie Mckenzie.
Girl Missing Summary
Lauren has always known she was adopted but when a little research turns up the possibility that she was snatched from an American family as a baby, suddenly Lauren’s life seems like a sham. How can she find her biological parents? And are her adoptive parents really responsible for kidnapping her?
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About Sophie Mckenzie Author of Girl Missing Pdf Book
Sophie Mckenzie Author of Girl Missing Pdf is the Queen of the Teen Thriller, Sophie wrote her first novel, the best-selling Girl, Missing, in just six weeks. This dramatic account of a girl in search of her biological family was followed by two sequels: Sister, Missing and Missing Me – as well as other thriller series including the Split Second and Blood Ties books, and the Medusa Project series about a group of genetically enhanced teenage crimefighters. Sophie’s thrillers have won many awards, all of them voted for by readers, including the national Red House Children’s Book Award.
Having made her name as a thriller writer for teenagers, Sophie has also written a number of teen romance series as well as a range of books for younger children and Becoming Jo, a recent re-imagining of the classic, Little Women.
She’s also written several crime fiction novels for adults, including the Richard and Judy pick, best-selling psychological thriller Close My Eyes.
Sophie is based in London, England and considers writing books her dream job! When she’s not working on the next novel, she is likely to be found enjoying Spanish telenovelas or trying out new bakes. She loves watching football and Formula One with her son – and eating out – and in – with her husband. Check out her posts on Twitter and Instagram for updates – and her website for more information.
Girl Missing pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- Publisher : SIMON & SCHUSTER CHILDREN’S; 0 edition (January 1, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1416917322
- ISBN-13 : 978-1416917328
- Item Weight : 7.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.24 x 0.83 x 7.76 inches
- Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769 ratings
Girl Missing Book Reviews (Amazon.com)
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising novel
Reviewed in the United States on December 9, 2013
Girl, Missing is a thriller novel written by Sophie McKenzie. In the book you get to follow Lauren and her friend Jam on a dangerous trip trying to find out about Laurens past. All she knows is that she was adopted at the age of three. One day, Lauren found an internet page, missing-children.com she typed in her name and the year she was adopted, one hundred and seventy-two matches. Could one of these children be her? Were her adoptive parents kidnappers? And who was her real family? She was going to found out. What Lauren doesn’t know is that this trip will change not only her life, but everyone’s around her.
This book is a well written novel that I would recommend to someone in the age between 11 and 18. I could really relate to the main characters and understand their feelings in certain situations while I was reading. The book is full of surprises and will never get boring. Once you start reading it, you will be stuck. The reason why I really enjoyed reading this book, is not only because it’s thrilling but because of its language. For me, as a reader with English as my second language, this was a perfect book. The language was simple without being childish. I also like how the author builds up the book, all the way from the beginning to the end. As I mentioned earlier I would really recommend this novel to both boys and girls, English speaking or not in the age between 11 and 18. Enjoy!
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2019
I bought this for my 11 year old daughter. She read it in 2 days and it is now her favourite book. I have already ordered 2 other books by Sophie McKenzie.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my type of read. Definitely more suited to a younger audience.
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2012
Girl, Missing is an easy read that will entertain those looking for a light adventure. After Lauren Matthews discovers that she’s actually Martha Purditt, who was stolen from her parents as a child, she finds her parents reluctant to talk about her supposed closed adoption, making her suspicious about their involvement. Fleeing from the airport with her best friend in tow, she’s determined to find answers about her real family. The two parts of the book, significantly titled Finding Martha and Finding Lauren, both deal with Lauren’s slow discovery of what her life means and how she’ll move on now that everything’s changed. For better or for worse, who knows?
There are engaging mysteries in this book that would’ve been enjoyable, had it not been for Lauren. As a young teenager, her behaviour should be excused but I can’t bring myself to do it. I know at fourteen I wouldn’t have made such rash decisions (on a huge scale!) or been so frighteningly self-centred. I don’t know if it was the author’s intention to make her main character this way for development reasons, but I certainly hope so! Otherwise, just kill me now. “Why was he acting like this was my fault?” No comment…
Throughout the book is a very subtle romance that helps tie the plot together. From the very beginning, readers will see that Jam, her best friend since primary school, is romantically interested in her. He refuses to leave Lauren on her own so he always goes along with her risky plans, being pulled into dangerous situations that are bigger than just the two of them. Overall, he’s the sweet guy you can take home but does Lauren see it at all? No, she’s too busy minding her own business. I admit, her total ignorance about almost everything annoyed me, but they do have some sweet moments together you can appreciate.
Girl, Missing’s action begins on page one. Soon after the book begins, Lauren makes the discovery and gets thrown into the thick of things. With people determined to keep her history a secret, she’ll face criminals, dangerous folks in the dark and more! Sometimes things were just hard to imagine though. Are we meant to believe that, at fourteen, these kids could just fly around the country with barely any money and not get killed by their attackers or caught by the authorities? That they would be able to survive on their own? This doesn’t happen in real life and coincidences (conflict-solving-wise) don’t exist. I don’t care that this is fiction – my belief was not suspended!
In saying that, this book isn’t all bad! Once you get past Lauren’s immaturity, you might find yourself enjoying the mystery. With confusing diaries, memories and secrets with a few small twists thrown in for good measure, McKenzie has set up a good backstory for the sequel, which I enjoyed much more. Even with the disappointing lead, I found myself really liking all of the secondary characters so I guess that’s another plus! Girl, Missing deals with the issues of not knowing where you quite belong and not appreciating what you have until you’ve lost it. Interesting but flawed.
5.0 out of 5 stars an easy read, but a very good book
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2008
“Lauren is adopted and eager to know more about her mysterious past. But when she discovers she may have been snatched from an American family as a baby, her life suddenly feels like a sham. Why will no one answer her questions? How can she find her biological mum and dad? And are her adoptive parents really responsible for her kidnapping? Lauren runs away from her family to find out one more truth, but her journey takes her into more and more danger-as she discovers that the people who abducted her are prepared to do anything to keep her silent…” This is a pretty easy read but a very good book. McKenzie has surprises through out the entire book and creates a great relationship between the two main characters. Once you open this book you won’t want to put it down for anything. I have and will keep recommending this book to anyone who likes to read!!
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