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The Vanishing Season

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Teen romance, ghost mix in serial-killer/coming-of-age tale.

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This won’t be every teen girl's dish, but the mix of heartfelt teen romance, ghost story, serial-killer saga, coming-of-age tale, and lurking tragedy will find an appreciative audience.

Red herrings abound, the plot threads converge uneasily at times, and the characters are often straight out of central casting. But author Jodi Lynn Anderson gives Maggie, Pauline, and Liam enough resonance with real adolescent concerns (from star-crossed love to worrying about college) to make readers care about them.

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