FIND ME by Romily Bernard

FIND ME

Age Range: 12 - 16

KIRKUS REVIEW

Wicket Tate kicks into high gear with her hacking skills when her little sister is threatened following another girl’s suicide.

Wick and Lily’s father is an abuser and a criminal, and it’s been up to Wick to protect the naïve Lily ever since their mother jumped to her death; well-to-do foster parents Bren and Todd have given the girls a second chance, but Wick is still in survival mode. Classmate Tessa’s death becomes personal when Wick finds a copy of Tessa’s diary on her front porch in the middle of the night. Carson, the cop who’s still looking for her dad, and Griff, an attractive fellow student, are pulled into the plot, along with Tessa’s parents and sister. It’s clear from the diary that Tessa was in an abusive relationship with an older man, but how to identify him and why there are threats against Lily remain murky. Wick’s hacking activities are integral to the plot but are not as fully fleshed out as they should be, resulting in some telling rather than showing, distancing readers. Romance blossoms between Griff and Wick despite her resistance, adding a vulnerability to Wick’s tough-cookie persona. The pace is so swift that there’s no time for readers to examine minor inconsistencies or to wonder why such a smart hacker would sometimes give up so easily.

A thriller chiller with some hot moments. (Suspense. 12-16)

Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-06-222903-8
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: HarperTeen
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2013




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