Google+ Reading Teen: The Night She Disappeared by April Henry

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry

Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR);
First Edition edition (March 13, 2012)
Language: English
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Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete’s Pizza. One night, Kayla—another delivery girl—goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can’t move beyond the fact that Kayla’s fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete’s. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn’t dead—and to find her before she is.

My thoughts:
Just wow.
The Night She Disappeared had me shaking. 
Books about people getting kidnapped stresses me out more than anything.
There were moments in this book were it just got too intense.
I had to put down the book, and calm down.
Tell myself that it's just a book.
Except, it was totally realistic.
Everything that happened in this book, could really happen.
That's the part that freaks me out.
It's not a bunch of zombies eating people alive.
It's about a girl my age, getting kidnapped.
This story was told from five different perspectives. But the one that really put me over the edge was the perspective from the kidnapper. Once I started reading that chapter I literally got the chills.
The way this book affected me was crazy.
I haven't read a book this intense in a while, so I was pretty excited.
What made this book really realistic was that it had Police transcripts, crime scene documents and paragraphs from newspapers.

The only complaint I have about this book is honestly, I just wish it were longer. Even just 50 pages would have made a difference. I felt like the ending was a bit rushed. But it was still great.
Definitely a nail biter.
Let me just say, prepare yourself for an anxiety attack while reading this book.


  1. YES!!! I love thrillers like this. I love when a book drives me crazy! hahaha

  2. Oh man, this sounds amazing! Next time I'm in the mood for a nail-biter, this is the one I'm picking up.

  3. Oh, this sounds chilling, and obviously well done if it affected you so much. Thanks for the review!


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