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Posted July 22, 2013
The woods were a place of imaginative games and innocent wandere
The woods were a place of imaginative games and innocent wanderers. The swampy area was a harmless place until nine-year-old Laura Loomis went missing in 1974. The search continued for days with no clues found. A few years later, Sadie and her best friend are playing a harmless prank on a girl from the neighborhood. The result...the neighborhood girl disappears like Laura Loomis did.
Fast forward to 2002 and Sadie Watkins is used to being mistaken for one of the missing girls. In fact, saying "I'm not Laura Loomis" has become second nature to her. A boy from her old neighborhood comes to town sparking all of Sadie's old memories. The unsolved mystery and summer prank resurfaces.
The Longings of Wayward Girls had so much potential. The guilt of a grown woman over the disappearance of a girl, possibly her fault. The same grown woman grieving over a miscarriage while figuring out what really happened that summer. I really wanted to like this book. I realize I am in the minority with not caring for it. The premise sounded really good but it fell flat. There was no climax. My reaction to the ending was, "Oh." -___- Reiterating, this is just my opinion that does not mirror the majority. I longed for a better story line to The Longings of Wayward Girls but others may enjoy it.
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Posted July 16, 2013
Posted August 3, 2013
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A different tak
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings
A different take on small town life, by having the main character stay in town and tell the story both in the past and in the present and the changes and similarities in the town and its people. I loved the concept and the overall plot of the book. I love small town books and I loved the mystery and intrigue about girls going missing in this small town.
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