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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
12:03 AM | Posted by Sabrina Ford | | Edit Post
Carrie Arcos lives in Los Angeles with her family. She writes young adult literature and is an adjunct professor. You can find more about her at carriearcos.com
How do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found? A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel.
Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he’s in control. And she almost believes it. Until the night that Micah doesn’t come home.
Rachel’s terrified—and she can’t help but feel responsible. She should have listened when Micah tried to confide in her. And she only feels more guilt when she receives an anonymous note telling her that Micah is nearby and in danger.
With nothing more to go on than hope and a slim lead, Rachel and Micah’s best friend, Tyler, begin the search. Along the way, Rachel will be forced to confront her own dark secrets, her growing attraction to Tyler…and the possibility that Micah may never come home.
I was drawn to this book from the cover. The girl just looked so sad and lost. But after the first few pages you get pulled into a world that a lot of people know about and have dealt with.
Rachel and her older brother are close but Micah gets addicted to Meth and everything starts to change. When he tries to confide in her she Rachel just ignores him. Then Micah runs away and Rachel feels guilty but when she receives an anonymous email telling her Micah is in trouble she ignores it at first but then she gets worried and turns to Micah’s best friend Tyler for help in locating her brother. But in doing so she is forced to deal with her own secrets, her attraction to
and that Micah may never want to be found or come home. Tyler
I was able to connect with Rachel instantly with having to deal with my own family members and their drug addiction. So I understood all her anger, frustration, hurt, and worrying towards her brother. I felt for Micah through the book but just like Rachel I wanted to just yell at him for hurting himself and everyone he loved. We get to see just how strong Rachel is and her love for Micah in trying to find him even when it puts herself in danger and she gets to know more about not only herself but her brother as well. I really liked Tyler and her had so much more to him then just Micah’s best friend and band mate and getting to know right along with Rachel was fun. I liked how Carrie gives us the other side of addiction and how it affects the people who love them.
I really felt like I was in the book with Rachel and feeling everything right along with her. The emotion in the pages just sucks you in and will have you turning the pages until the very last one. 5/5 Bloody Bats
I wanna say Thank you to Carrie for letting me review her book and Thank you to Jean for letting me on this blog tour.
- Sabrina Ford