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Dead to You

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Thought-provoking story of abducted teen who returns.

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Lisa McMann has a well-deserved reputation for engaging young readers with irresistible plot hooks, as well as for creating appealing characters and dramatic situations that keep them interested. (See her great title for younger readers, The Unwanteds).

While the characters here are a little thin and stereotypical at times, they serve the purpose of moving the plot along and keeping the reader wondering what happens next, right up to the reality-altering ending. In the process, seeing normal family life through the eyes of a teen who's never experienced it, kids may get a new perspective on why their own parents do the weird things they do.

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