Wednesday, January 30, 2013
ARC Review: The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.
Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself.
But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who’s too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there’s only one rule that really matters — survival.
I have a feeling that 2013 will be a great year for the Young Adult genre. Out of all the 2013 books I have read, I have yet to find one that I dislike. I really love The Rules for Disappearing. The story was original. I had never read a Young Adult book where the main character was in the witness protection program. It was very interesting to watch the plot unfold. The book was suspenseful. I liked reading all of the rules at the beginning of every chapter. It was kind of cool to see which rules "Meg" stuck with and which ones she broke. I liked all of the characters. Meg’s mom was a bitch, but I felt sorry for her. My favorite character was Teeny. I liked that she was vulnerable but could stick up for herself if she had to. She was brave. Not many children her age would be able to handle her situation as well as she did. The ending of the book left me shocked. I had no idea that was going to happen. It just goes to show that one of Meg’s rules is right. Never trust anyone. Even the people that are supposed to be helping you could end up hurting you. From the way that the book ended, I am assuming there will be a sequel. It hasn’t been announced whether there will be one or not. If there is one I can’t wait to read it.
I give The Rules for Disappearing: 5/5.
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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.