Book Review: Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Hey my lovelies, todays review is.... Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver.

Title: Vanishing Girls
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pub. Date: March 10th 2015
Date Read: Monday 20th July 2015
Pages: 357
Rating: 3.9/5
Goodreads Summary: New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident.

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other

Vanishing Girls is a novel about two sisters called Dara and Nick and their troubles leading up and following their accidents. Throughout there story is another mystery weaved in and that is the disappearance of a little girl. Will the girls ever find out what truly happened that night? 

Vanishing girls was an alright novel, it kept you compelled to find out what was going on, but sadly did not have the best storyline towards the end. As the story was going in so many directions, whilst reading I decided to write down any theories that I thought of at the time...

Theories whilst Reading
Theory #1 - Around 1/2 way through I started to believe that maybe Dara was dead and the dates used from Dara's parts were possibly from different years. 
Theory #2 - Page 170/284 - Nick could possibly have a split personality, as most of there present tense scenes together, they never interact. 

For me the ending seemed awkward. As the reader you had to sit there and piece together the puzzle yourself on what was going on in certain scenes. But the book is the sort of book, which would probably seem better once you have read it a second or third time. Due to this I have rated it 4 stars. 

(Spoiler - If you have not read the novel, do not read) The quote on the front of the novel (by E. Lockhart) basically gives away what happens in the book. So I guessed what happened before reading it.  (End of Spoiler)

Overall the book was alright, it wasn't bad, but for me it just seemed average and definately not as good as I expected. Due to me really loving Before I Fall and this being a contemporary novel written in a similar way I thought it would be great. In conclusion, I will buy this book to add to my Lauren Oliver collection and will probably reread in the future, but not any time soon.

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