Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie
|Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie|
Girl, Missing is about a fourteen year old girl called Lauren. She is an adopted daughter who wants to know more about her past. She looks in some diaries that belong to her ‘mum’ and finds something to do with her past in America. And after reading the diaries, she cannot stop thinking about her ‘real’ family. So she wants to go to America (with her friend Jam) to find her adoption place because she’s been looking for ages because of her school project. And she goes on the internet and finds this missing children website and…….
I enjoyed it an awful lot. It showed how much some children who are adopted want to know who their biological family is. I enjoyed this book because the story went somewhere halfway across the world and she’s only fourteen. It doesn’t seem possible that a fourteen year old can do that. I felt proud of Lauren. How could she persuade her mum into taking them to America? I’d never be able to do that (I wish!). I cried in some emotional parts of the book.
My favourite character was Madison because she accepts someone as how she is. I can’t say more because it will give away too much.
I would recommend this book to people who are new to teen books because it is not too teeny (kissing and things – there’s a bit but not so you’d go eulghh). This book is almost like an investigation, a mystery (there is kidnapping but hardly any violence). I think this is suitable for Year 7 onwards.
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series – Sister, Missing.
Simon and Schuster, 2006, London, paperback
Copy: my own