"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

03 January 2014

Picture Me Gone

Rosoff, Meg. Picture Me Gone. Putnam Juvenile, 2013. 

Mila is really good at solving mysteries and noticing details that others don't. When her dad's friend disappears, she accompanies her dad to the United States to help find his friend. Along the way, Mila picks up on a lot of clues that others would miss, but she misses the most important clue of all. When that information is uncovered, Mila has to decide whom she should trust.

This book sounds a lot more thrilling than it actually is. The story isn't bad, although Mila, being British, notices and reacts to American culture differently than an American teenager would. The story is fairly slow paced in spite of the mystery involved, and I didn't feel like it was resolved at the end. My biggest question was never answered: Why did anyone involve Mila in this whole mess in the first place?

Recommended for: teens
Red Flags: none
Overall Rating: 3/5 stars

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