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There's No Place Like Here

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In Ireland, ten year old Jenny-May Butler vanished without a trace. The Garda investigated but found no clues. Her classmate Sandy Shortt wonders what happened to Jenny-May and for that matter, possessions that seem to just vanish in thin air.-------------------------...
In Ireland, ten year old Jenny-May Butler vanished without a trace. The Garda investigated but found no clues. Her classmate Sandy Shortt wonders what happened to Jenny-May and for that matter, possessions that seem to just vanish in thin air.-------------------------- Twenty-four years later Sandy remains obsessed with things going missing as she quit being a Garda to go private in order to concentrate on finding missing people. However, this time while she was to meet a client she goes missing. This is ironic as her job is to find the vanished and she is an intimidating 6¿1¿ so cannot hide in a crowd. Sandy has no idea where she is. However, she notices plenty of junk lying around like keys, shoes, photos etc. that are those things that just seem to vanish for no logical cause. She tries to retrace her jog, but fails to return from here. She thinks of her client Jack Rutledge whose brother is missing and her first meeting at fourteen with school psychiatrist Gregory Burton who she told she just wants to know where missing things go like a sock disappearing from the washer. She begins to understand that this place is where missing things and people go, but not how to get back.-------------- This is a delightful fanciful tale in which ¿Here¿ is a fun concept. The lead character is a strong person who holds the story line together while the support cast is solid. Although there is no explanation as to why ¿Here¿ exists it just is readers will enjoy this whimsical visit to a place like no other as it just in the fertile imagination of Cecilia Ahern.-------------- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I had high hopes...

This book was such a disappointment- especially after having read and loved P.S. I love you and Love,Rosie. I kept waiting for the book to get better but it never did. I found myself skimming most of the book and still able to follow the storyline. Maybe the next boo...
This book was such a disappointment- especially after having read and loved P.S. I love you and Love,Rosie. I kept waiting for the book to get better but it never did. I found myself skimming most of the book and still able to follow the storyline. Maybe the next book will be better.

posted by Anonymous on January 12, 2008

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Ruby slippers?

    Does this book have anythin to do with ruby slippers?? Im very confused y she put them on the cover.............sounds interesting tho, i hvnt read it yet haahahaha but im intereste to see whts going to happen.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    Entertaining

    I had preconceived ideas when I started this book based on her previous works. That being said, it was entertaining and thought provoking. However, I had trouble resolving the conclusion in my mind...it leaves a lot of unanswered questions. An Alice in Wonderland meets Wizard of Oz - except nobody's dreaming.

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  • Posted October 19, 2009

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    Not Her Best Book

    Normally I really like books by Cecelia Ahern; this was one I did not enjoy like I thought I would. When reading what the story was about, I found myself excited to read the book and looked forward to the ending. The first night I read 10 chapters and did not want to put the book down. About the middle of the book is where I found myself getting confused and losing interest. The story line became much slower and began to feel as though Cecelia was getting bored while writing the book. Deciding I would finish reading it, I pulled through and found myself going, "What the?" There were a lot of unanswered questions and I felt I was left wishing I had spent my time reading something different. This will not stop me from reading the other books she has written. I loved "P.S. I Love You" as well as "If You Could See Me Now."

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  • Posted July 22, 2009

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    If you want an unsatisfying read...read this book...BEWARE Lots of Unanwered Questions!

    To me this book was highly unsatisfying. There were ends that needed a little bit more tying up. For example...I have tons of unanswered questions that the ending did little to satisfy. The story is about Sandy Shortt who is anything but. Because of a traumatic experience of a classmate turning up missing, Sandy takes it upon herself to find missing people, sometimes pro bono, that other missing persons agencies cannot find...then Sandy Shortt ends up missing herself.

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  • Posted July 18, 2009

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    Not her best

    I thought this book had a lot of potential that was not realized. Ahern, who I like a lot, fell back into a somewhat hackneyed plot rather than take advantage to develop a more thoughtful and better developed main character.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2009

    Interesting concept

    If you've ever wondered what happens to all those lost socks, keys and other items that just never turn up again...Ahern has an original theory. The twist is that missing people seem to end up in the same place as missing belongings. This was an easy read and entertaining throughout.

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