Third Sentence Thursday (10) - July 30, 2015
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
This week's Third Sentence Thursday features the book Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver. I have already read and reviewed this book (shocking, I know) and I enjoyed it but not as much as I thought I would. You should make judgements for yourself, though, so here are three sentences to get you hooked on these Vanishing Girls (ha ha).
(1) The classes suck, sure, but the rest of it - seeing friends, skipping out between classes to sneak cigarettes behind the science lab, flirting with the seniors so they'll buy you lunch off campus - is just fine. (p.35)
(2) Parker's face changes. All the light drains from his expression at once. 'Fuck.' (p. 172)
(3) How did everything go so wrong? How did I lose her?
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident.
Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.
In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.