Missing Girlsby Lois Metzger
It’s the summer of 1967, and the newspapers are full of stories about “missing girls”—teenagers who run away, looking for freedom and thrills in New York City. Carrie Schmidt feels like she’s missing, too—missing from her own life. Ever since her mother died four years ago, it’s
Carrie Schmidt is a missing girl.
It’s the summer of 1967, and the newspapers are full of stories about “missing girls”—teenagers who run away, looking for freedom and thrills in New York City. Carrie Schmidt feels like she’s missing, too—missing from her own life. Ever since her mother died four years ago, it’s as if she’s been sleepwalking. Then Carrie meets Mona Brockner, who knows the secret of “lucid dreaming,” being awake inside your dreams. Their friendship is Carrie’s chance to find her mother, wake up—and step into her future.
* “Intense and complex, as satisfying as finding a misplaced treasure.” —SLJ, starred review
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- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- 4.74(w) x 7.46(h) x 0.52(d)
- Age Range:
- 12 - 14 Years
Meet the Author
Lois Metzger was born in Queens and has always written for young adults. Her novels include the acclaimed A Trick of the Light and Change Places with Me. She has also written two nonfiction books about the Holocaust and has edited five anthologies. Her short stories have appeared in collections all over the world; her writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, and The Huffington Post.
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I thouhgt this book would be interesting but it really isn't. The theme is very slow and it has no point to reading. I wasn't awake half of the story becasue I sleep through the whole book, I really wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.
'Missing Girls' is a spectacular book. To me this is the best book I have read this year. It is about a thirteen year old girl named Carrie. She lives in Spruce Hill,Queens. Her father had to go away for handling policy for boxers,in Las Vagas for a year. Carrie was staying with her grandmother, Mutti,or 'mommy' in German. This book is filled with dreams, memories, and haunting tales. You will want to keep surging through the pages. 'Missing Girls' can sweep you off your feet with all the details. For example Lois Metzger writes,' Mrs. Brockner came home wearing a chic red-and-white paisley linen dress and a wide-brimmed hat, heard from Mona how Carrie had helped her all afternoon, and invited-no, insisted-that Carrie stayed for dinner.' It was very descriptive and you feel like you are watching this book on a T.V. It is a story that all readers can relate to somehow. I would recommend this book to anyone, anyone over thirteen years old. Girls and boys would like this book. Lois Metzger wrote this book very well, I do not think she could have written this book any better than she did. As good as this book was it makes me want to read another book written by her.