Friday, January 25, 2013

Dead to You by: Lisa McMann

Publication Date: December 2012

Overview: A powerful psychological thriller with a shocking twist from the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy.
Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family. It’s a miracle…at first. Then the tensions start to build. His reintroduction to his old life isn't going smoothly, and his family is tearing apart all over again. If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he'd be able to put the pieces back together. But there’s something that's keeping his memory blocked. Something unspeakable...

My thoughts: Having read other books by McMann I found I really wanted to read this regardless of the summary I read about it. And I'm glad I gave it a try. Although not my usual taste I found it interesting to say the least.
This boy was abducted at some point in his life, mad to forget his family or maybe just to young to really remember. In my mind he was brain washed and forgotten. 
He found a family, through the Internet, who was missing a boy his age. He felt he looked like them and thought maybe he belonged. He found them and lived with them.
In this sort time he fought, learned to love, and fell in love.
Do you think that's how it ends? No of course not.
It's not his family and the boy he wanted to be was found...not the way one hopes. He runs. And as all things do it ends. 
I wanted a different ending, but so would you.

My rating:3 stars

1 comment:

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