Tuesday, April 16, 2013
17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma
It all started with Abby Sinclair. She was a 17-year-old girl who had been working at a camp for the summer. She left on a bicycle to meet her boyfriend, and just vanished.
Lauren sees a poster for Abby, then she sees Abby herself. After Abby comes Fiona Burke, Lauren's former neighbor who disappeared when she was 17. After Fiona, there are more and more girls. All of the disappeared, all at the age of 17.
It feels as though the girls want something from Lauren. They want her to save them. Somehow, Lauren knows that Abby is still around to be saved. By saving Abby, she can save all the girls, and hopefully get them to leave her alone.
It's difficult to classify 17 & Gone. I had a difficult time connecting with the story enough to like it. It was okay for what it was, another Teen Psychological Drama.
I received my copy of 17 & Gone from Edelweiss, courtesy of Dutton Juvenile. It's available for purchase now.