Girl Last Seen - Heather Anastasiu, Anne Greenwood Brown
This review was originally posted on Bookish Things & More


This book completely surprised me.  At first I was kind of meh about it because I didn't care for any of the characters.  They all have an ugliness in them, and it bugged me.  But Girl Last Seen also deals with issues I think we should all pay attention to.  Bullying is a big thing in this book.  Some of these kids had their lives ruined, or even moving, because of the actions that certain people made.  And I think it's also safe to say that just because your friend is a complete a-hole doesn't mean you should follow along with them.  There's also possible redemption.  We all make mistakes, but we shouldn't let them define who we are in the future.  Growing up does happen.

The plot kept me hooked.  I loved the mystery and intrigue.  Kady's disappearance rocks the community in her small town. She's a beloved internet star, and everyone thinks she can do no harm.  But Jude and Lauren know better than anyone that isn't true, and both have motive.  You don't really know who you can trust throughout the book.  Is Mason, Kady's boyfriend, capable of kidnapping her? Or does her friend, and the boy they humiliated, have something to do with her being gone?

I also loved the fact that just because you portray yourself a certain way on the interwebs doesn't mean that's how things really are.  We get a big dose of this throughout the book.

All in all it was a 3.5 star book for me.  Not because of the story because like I said, it hooked me.  But because I didn't like the characters.  Kadence is egotistical, Lauren spent her friendship with Kady being a complete pushover and doing whatever Kady wanted, and Jude is just plain creepy a lot of the time.  But they had room for growth, and they either did it for the better or the worse.  But I won't tell you, because it would ruin the book.

Girl Last Seen is a mystery that will keep you guessing, and wondering what the mess is happening.


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