Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Rules for Disappearing (Rules for Disappearing #1)

Goodreads Summary
She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.

Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself.

But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who’s too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there’s only one rule that really matters — survival.

Here's What I Thought About This One 
I am so glad I FINALLY got my hands on this book! I have wanted to read this for about a year now. Every time I went to the bookstore it wasn't there and the Kobo price was ridiculous. I saw it in March and just knew it had to be mine. 

I loved the concept of this book. Being stuck in Witness Protection seems difficult as is, but being a teenage girl stuck in Witness Protecting would be a whole different ballgame. Adolescence is all about making friends and connecting with people, but when you can't reveal your true self to people, it must be really lonely. "Meg" knew that she couldn't really get close to anyone because she could put them in danger. 

I really liked the characters in this book. Meg (we'll call her Meg even though that isn't her real name) isn't a typical high school student. She is taking care of her little sister, her alcoholic mom, and trying to figure out what her dad did to get them in this mess. She's hardened by her time in Witness Protection. She decides that on this sixth placement she isn't going to befriend anyone; it is too hard leaving people behind. The plan is shot to hell when she meets Ethan. I loved how intuitive he was. He picked up on the fact that she was different. She wasn't just quirky. She was jumpy and nervous at times, but also really strong. He grew close to her little sister and gained facts about her life. Meg intrigued him and he didn't want to loose her. Teeny was a sweetheart and I liked how believable her regression was.

The hog scene was hilarious until is was tragic. 

I did see the two twists coming, but I don't think many people will. I just watch too much suspenseful television to not see these things coming. Despite knowing the twists in advance, the story was still really interesting. I couldn't put it down.   I definitely recommend this book!

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