"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

28 August 2013


Johannes, S.R. Untraceable. Coleman & Stott, 2011.

Grace's father is dead. At least, that's what everyone keeps telling her. But Grace is sure he is still alive, and she is using all of her tracking abilities to search for signs of him in the forest. Then she meets Mo and gets tangled up in an illegal bear poaching operation, and instead of searching for her father, Grace is fighting for her life.

I thought I would hate this book, but it ended up being fairly interesting. It starts out pretty slow, but it does pick up later on. Aside from the Grace/Mo insta-love, this was a good read. The tracking tips, along with the information about bear poaching, is interesting enough to keep a reader going, even if Grace isn't a very sympathetic character. And the ending was both surprising and unsurprising, which is an interesting combination.

Recommended for: teens, those interested in survival-type stories

Red Flags: Grace has a temper and a potty mouth to go with it. And there are some pretty graphic descriptions of injured bears. Also some mild fighting/shooting when the bear poachers discover Grace.

Overall Rating: 3/5 stars.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley for the purposes of review.

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