Wherever Nina Lies

Wherever Nina Lies

by Lynn Weingarten

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ISBN-13: 9780545066334
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lynn Weingarten had a couple friends who disappeared for a while during high school. But don't worry, they came back eventually. Lynn lives in New York City, where she spends a lot of time writing in coffee shops and eavesdropping. This is her first novel.

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Wherever Nina Lies 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 112 reviews.
Sarah7498 More than 1 year ago
My thoughts: This book was nothing I expected. I put off reading it for so long because I thought it was going to be similar to The Clique or Gossip Girl, but with a twist. I was so wrong. At first, I hated the cover of Wherever Nina Lies; I thought it was completely wrong for the story. But now, I love it. I like how the lettering matches Nina's personality and how the cover model is holding a finger to her face, like she is keeping the secret of what happened to Nina. Ellie's older sister has been missing for two years now, and although everyone is telling her to move on, she can't. This is her only sister. The only one she has shared memories with, the only one she admired, and the only one she will ever have. So when the chance comes for her to go looking for Nina, she grabs it tightly and doesn't let go. Lynn wrote Wherever Nina Lies in such a way that it had me addicted. I loved how her words influenced what you thought was going to happen. I felt as if I was Ellie, and I realized a few things with her that would have been obvious if I wasn't so dragged into Ellie's character. Lynn worked in all the events and clues leading to the truth about what happened to Nina wonderfully. There were some flaws in the plot, like how Ellie agreed to drive across the country with a guy she barley knew, but I found they were easy to forget. Wherever Nina Lies was definitely worth reading. I love Lynn's writing style, and I will be looking forward to her next book.
book_nerd0606 More than 1 year ago
This book is about a girl whose sister has been missing for 2 years and one day she decides to just go out and look for her. She's the only one in her family that still has hope that her sister is still alive, so she takes action. She goes on a roadtrip with a cute guy she met at a party looking for clues as to what happened to her sister. As these clues lead her closer and closer to the mystery of what happened to Nina, she finds out something that changes everything for her. It is DEFINITELY worth reading, especially with the big twist at the end. It's a book you won't forget.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great! sometimes it is strange, but other times fantastic! It is very unexpected!! This book is for people who like mysteries with teen drama!!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Nina mysteriously left two years ago, and now her younger sister, Ellie, is searching for her lost sister. Even though Ellie's good friends, Amanda and Brad, say she should just give up, Ellie simply can't. This is her only sister. She can't go on through life without knowing what happened to Nina.

So, after Ellie sees a drawing her sister did and a phone number on a piece of old cardboard, she starts hunting for Nina.

Early on, Ellie meets the nice guy, Sean, who agrees to help a total stranger find her long-lost sister. The two travel cross-country, following clue after clue, in order to find Nina. Only when her search winds to an end does everything spin out of control.

Is Sean really there to help her? Or does he have an ulterior motive? And what's the true story with Nina? Will Ellie ever be able to find her sister...alive?

Lynn Weingarten writes a thrilling adventure of two teens traveling across the country in order to find a long-lost sibling. This book is full of humor, adventure, love, and devotion. The author creates a palpable love between two sisters that jumps from the pages of this book.

Whether you have siblings or not, WHEREVER NINA LIES will be sure to grab all readers.
dachely111 More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I just finished reading it right this second and i like the ending! The book was surprising at times but at the same time understandable and emotional. It's an unforgetable story about a girl trying to find her sister who disappeared for no reason one day. While trying to find her sister more problems come up and you start to feel what the characters are feeling. An amazing book especially for a first book. Read it and you won't regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book about 2 years ago i want to read it again to refresh my memory but i do remembering my mom telling me to put the book down so all i can truly say is i recommend this beautiful awesome book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing!! The plot line was unexpected and surprising. The characters were hilarious (especially Brad!). The one thing I don't like about this book is ... there are a couple disgusting parts. I still love it though. I would recommend it to anyone - especially sisters- who like a good mystery and an over-all good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book over the summer as an easy side read for sitting by the pool. I was originally drawn to it because it was somewhat short, and had an interesting cover. However, I didn't have too high of hopes for it. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised! I thought it was an excellent book! The author has a very Sarah Dessen feel to her writing. I also loved the drawings in it, they really gave a nice touch.I felt that the book was the perfect length, not to long and not to short. Kept me on my feet and had a few good twists to it. At times I actually felt like I was in the book. I grew very attached to the characters, and was sad when the book was over.Great summer read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No words to describe this book. SKIP READING EVERYONES REVIEWS AND JUST BUY THE DANG BOOK! U WONT REGRET IT! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book u need to read and if u dont, u'll definitly regret it
Canary-of-Chaos More than 1 year ago
I had first seen this book in the Barnes & Noble store, and was immediately attracted to the cover. Things just continued on even better when I read the synopsis. This story is mysterious and enchanting, you'll fall in love with some of the characters, and you will be shocked at the end results of this book. I felt like I was Ellie, I totally fell for the cute guy in the story, and could feel Ellie's pain for missing her sister. The whole journey is fun, and I actually screamed and teared up a little at the end of the book. I loved it and I will definitely be looking at more of Weingarten's work. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a wonderful and charasmatic book, if that word is a word
puppyloverMH More than 1 year ago
ok. So first off i loved the characters and the sense of mystery and wanting to know what exactly happened. The book turned out to unexpected and amazing. I personally couldnt put the book down. It was one of the very few good teen mysteries out there so i thank the authoer for that i read this book almost 2 years ago, having read MANY morebooks it is still one of my favorites. I. Love. This. Book. So. Will. You. :)
XNirvanaFreakX on LibraryThing 22 days ago
This book was awesome. It managed to be really fun with all of the different characters and things going on, but still kind of serious since Ellie's main goal was looking for Nina. I really admired her determination to keep looking, even though almost everyone else thought she should be over it. The book kind of reminded me of a treasure hunt, in some ways. Full of clues and mysteries that made one thing lead to another, and always kept you guessing. There's also a twist near the end that I wasn't really expecting, and at that point I could NOT put the book down until I was finished. I love the sisterly bond that Nina and Ellie seem to share, as well as all of the other interesting people in Ellie's life. I will definitely read this book again; I think it's quickly become one of my favorites.
graceschumann on LibraryThing 22 days ago
In this novel about two sisters, Lynn Weingarten introduces Ellie, a younger sister who has taken up searching for her older sister Nina when she disappeared two years previously without a word. Nobody has heard or seen Nina since, but Ellie is determined to get to the bottom of it especially when she finds a drawing by Nina that leads her on a cross-country drive with a cute stranger named Sean. One clue continuously leads to another urging her on and instilling the idea that there might be some hope left for Nina. As she searches, Sean helps Ellie to decipher the clues as their friendship starts to develop into something a little bit more. But nobody was prepared for what came next or what really happened to Nina.This book was a very enjoyable and suspenseful read. It kept me guessing about what would happen next, and the ending completely surprised me. It was really easy to sympathize with Ellie throughout this entire book and her friends comments made me laugh constantly. I would certainly recommend it to anyone.
lal30367 on LibraryThing 22 days ago
This book was amazing. It's got your mind twisting and turning in all different ways. First you think something, then you don't. If you just think you can predict your whole way through this book, you are WRONG. Ellie and her male companion go on a road trip to find her 2 years lost sister. The clues lead them everywhere over the country. THe clues may forshadow a bit but you never know what is going to come next. It is outstanding how many suprises there are int his bookThe only negative part is that it can get a bit scary when you come to think of looking for a lost sister. If you are all for that, this is the book for you :)
bermudaonion on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Ellie and her sister Nina were always close, so even after two years Ellie can¿t give up hope that she will find her missing sister. Ellie is almost obsessed with finding Nina, much to the chagrin of her best friend, Amanda. When she finds one of her sister¿s old drawings with a clue on it, Ellie can¿t help but pursue it. Early on, she encounters Sean, a cute stranger, who understands and wants to help her, because he knows what it¿s like to lose someone you love. Following the clues, they embark on a road trip together and their relationship begins to develop. But things, and Sean, aren¿t what they seem.Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten is a suspenseful mystery targeted at the YA audience. I really liked the characters in the book, and for the most part, found them to be true to their age. I thought it was great to see the relationship between the two sisters portrayed as close. The beginning of Wherever Nina Lies does a great job of setting up the story and building up suspense. I found myself flipping through the pages of the second half of the book as fast as I could because I had to know what happened.There are some gorgeous, detailed illustrations by Vicki Newman in this book and whenever I came across one, I spent a lot of time studying it.I did find that I had to suspend belief in order to enjoy parts of the book, though. I found it hard to believe that two teens could embark on a long road trip without anyone being concerned about them. I also found a few of the clues to be a little too convenient, for lack of a better word, and a little far-fetched. That¿s not to say I didn¿t enjoy Wherever Nina Lies, because I certainly did ¿ I just didn¿t love it.I think older teens will really enjoy this book. I wouldn¿t recommend it to the younger teen audience, though because of some language and sexual situations.
YAaddict on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Wow, what a ride this story brings you on! The plot was riveting. The story just kept throwing curve balls at me I wasn't expecting. From the beginning I could tell this wasn't your average story. I was a little skeptical when Ellie just jumps in a car with a guy she barely knows and takes off cross-country. I know she is desperate to find her sister and it seems no one else is willing to help her, but it's just not something a smart girl does. But as the story went along I was hooked. It was almost like a scavenger hunt trying to find Nina. Ellie keeps finding little clues in diners, tattoo shops, and other places that her sister has been or said that lead her to the next place. Alot of the clues had to do with Nina's artwork. I liked how the book added the artwork in the story. It helped make the story more realistic. You never knew what the next clue would be or where it would lead Ellie and Sean and that kept things interesting.I liked Ellie but as I said, she made some dumb choices. But the love she had for her sister and her drive to never give up kept me on her side. Even though we really don't see much of Nina during the story, she was my favorite character. She was just her own person and always let that shine. She was very likable. She also has a story we don't know, and that's what had me rooting along for Ellie to find her so I could know what that story was. Ellie and Nina's Mom was another part that was hard for me to believe. Although she seems sad, it doesn't sound like she did much to find her daughter when she went missing. And she doesn't know her youngest daughter takes off on this trip until the police call her days later? I kept going back and forth with Ellie's best friend, Amanda. I couldn't tell if she was selfish and jealous, or if she really was concerned for her friend. You don't see him much, but I loved Ellie's friend, Brad! He made her laugh when she needed it and knew when to just be there for her. He was funny and the type of friend I want. Sean was the character that surprised me the most. He was just a bag full of surprises.Weingarten's writing was fast paced and fun. I loved her style, except I got a little annoyed at how many times I read "and then" in the story. I had a Dude Where's My Car flashback for a little bit when I kept seeing "and then" (sorry for the bad movie reference) But that is just a personal thing. It's why I can't get through more than ten minutes of The Hills.The conclusion was very exciting. I loved finally putting all of it together. Wherever Nina Lies is definitely worth the read. This was a great debut for Weingarten. I will be looking forward to see what she comes out with next.
BookBegger on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Summary from Barnes & Noble:Nina was beautiful, wild, and adored by her younger sister, Ellie. But one day, Nina disappeared. 2 years later, everyone has given up hope that Nina will return, but Ellie knows her sister is out there. If only Ellie had a clue where to look.Then she gets one, in the form of a mysterious drawing. Determined to find Nina, Ellie takes off on a crazy, sexy cross-country road trip with the only person who believes she's got a chance - her hot, adventurous new crush. Along the way, Ellie finds a few things she wasn't planning on. Like love. Lies. And the most shocking thing of all: the truth.Sadly, I didn¿t finish this book because I was highly disappointed. This book was nothing like I hoped it would be. There were things that I didn¿t care for in this book such as, homosexuality, vulgar language, and sexuality. They were unneeded in the story and the story would have been plenty better without that in it¿s context.Book provided by Scholastic
Runa on LibraryThing 22 days ago
If there's one thing I've got to say about this book, it's that it's misleading marketed. Look at the cover. Does it scream "plot-twisty horror thriller" to you? The cut-out ransom letters do look suspicious, but the color-scheme just makes the book look like another fluffy teen YA. NOT SO. (Although I actually do really love the cover, I just find it misleading.) I'm in no way saying that John Green's Paper Towns was a gender-specific book, but this really read like a version of Paper Towns (plus creepyness) written specifically for girls. You have the John Green-esque road trip combined with really great writing, throw in a spooky disappearance, and you get this fantastic book. So, you know, it's late at night and I sit down to read some fluff fiction. This story ends with me staying up far too late, scared out of my mind, but absolutely unable to put the book down. It delves right in to the story, setting everything up very quickly and in a captivating way. The suspense holds up throughout the whole novel, and makes for a really intense read. Following the clues along with the main characters is a blast, and has the reader theorizing throughout the book. There were some minor moments that did appear to be conveniently contrived for the purposes of moving the mystery along, but even those were pretty easy to read past without getting too worked up about it. I just loved the unpredictability of everything that happened, and I can definitively say this this is one of my favorite YA mysteries. Rating: 5/5
trishalynn0708 on LibraryThing 22 days ago
I can not say enough good things about this book. This is Lynn Weingarten's first book, and it will not be the last I will read by her in the future. I loved Ellie's character in this book. The book starts off with Ellie working at the coffee shop, she goes to a party with her friend only to meet a guy who shows up at the coffee shop the next day and gives Ellie a ride home. After talking for a little while he offers to drive her to find her sister. And the story really takes off. The guy who drives Ellie is named, Sean. The way they act in the beginning of the book makes me want a relationship like that. But as you read the book and find out more about Sean, you start trying to figure out what is going on. While I was reading I knew there was something different about the book. I was waiting for something big to happen, and when it did-let me just say, I wasn't expecting it. This is a must read for everyone! A truly amazing book!
lrobe190 on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Seventeen year old Ellie Wrigley is still grieving over the disappearance of her older sister, Nina, two years ago. Although her mother and all of her friends believe that Nina is dead, Ellie won't believe it and still watches for clues to her location. When she stumbles across a drawing that Nina made with a telephone number on it, Ellie calls the number and thus begins a journey across the country following clues to find her sister. With her is Sean, a boy she met at a party who wants to help her in her search.This book is easy to read and maintains the suspense of Nina's fate to the very end. The problem I had with the book is that the clues that Ellie and Sean found were just too convenient and finally made it hard to believe in the plot line. Even so, it's an entertaining read and hard to put down.
Kaybowes on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Ellie worships Nina, and then she disappears. Ellie just knows she can find her. One day she finds a drawing that Ellie did and she starts to search. Her search takes her to this crazy place called the Mothership, which leads her to more clues. When she meets Sean, they click immediately and she tells him everything. He seems to understand her pain about her sister because he has a brother that died. They decide to go in real search of Nina.They go off in Sean's car and go west in search of Nina. Lots of surprises, plot twists and turns, suspense and romance make this a real thriller.This is a real winner. Need to check circs.
roses7184 on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Dear Lynne Weingarten... Wherever you may be, please write another book! Truly I loved this book! It looks to the GoodReads eye that it took me 3 days to read...but in actuality I only had time to read the first chapter up until this morning. This morning I powered through it in an hour. Amazing. Ellie is such an intriguing character to follow! Humor, love, devotion, lust, it is all there and in such color. I found myself wanting to find Nina just as much as Ellie did, because who wouldn't want two people with that much soul and depth wandering the planet? An amazingly well-written story, complete with plot twists and turns. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story. The love between Ellie and Nina shines from this pages in a very palpable way and touched me deeply. This book is a keeper, and now stands in my row of favorite books.