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If You Find Me doc ½ Hardcover read ☆ gymapparel à ❮BOOKS❯ ✫ If You Find Me Author Emily Murdoch – Gym-apparel.co.uk There are some things you can’t leave behind A broken down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year old Carey can remember The trees keep guard oS each other as their mentally ill mother comes and If You PDFEPUB or goes with greater freuency Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good and two strangers arrive Suddenly the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school clothes and boysNow Carey must face Okay where should I startI really liked it It was something different or maybe something I never read before But there were some things that did feel a bit off I am not an American and I don't know the social or children service system But in many cases I knew that it was WAY too easy view spoiler Their father coming to rescue them Only him and ONE social worker They didn't know what to expect No one really asked about what happened No doctors No psychologist hide spoiler

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The truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago while haunted by a past that won’t let her go a dark past that hides many a secret including the reason Jenessa hasn’t spoken a word in over a year Carey knows she must keep her sister close and her secrets even closer or risk watching her new life come crashing down A deep and emotional journey into the lives of two very special girls If You Find Me is a wonderfully inspiring story that brings us past the unimaginable horror it inhibits and makes it about hope instead about second chancesWe meet Carey and Jenessa who are living or surviving in their mama's old camper in the woods This immediately captured both my heart and rapt interest seeing two very young girls having to fend for themselves in such cruel ways I could see from the start how much Carey had matured way beyond her years caring for her sister than any mother for her child This brought me so very close to her She uickly wedged herself right into my sympathizing heart Easily I could feel the deep bond these two girls shared A sisterly bond that is so powerfully vivid I could feel the love through these pages almost palpable Love a sparse guest in their grim home But it is their home for better or worse and it's all they know of this harsh worldWhen Carey and Jenessa are introduced to society I felt as elated at the prospect of their discoveries as I felt the longing for their woods their home Baffling yes but no matter how terrible it was the only life they knew; being just the two of them for such a long time It's an unfathomable situation that Murdoch brings into play in this novel We learn bit by bit just how terrible the girls had it in the woods some of it is truly horrifying leading up to the event that caused her sister to stop talking altogether The book as a whole though is not about the horror but instead it's filled with an incredible amount of inspiration and joy Joy for their new found happiness Joy for their potential Joy for finally getting what they both deserve; a home a family love not to mention food and clean clothes What's most inspiring isn't the story itself but the characters inhabiting it Carey is old enough to realize the true horror of their time in the woods yet she remains strong and brave for her sister This doesn't mean she's not damaged and dealing with the psychological conseuences of such a childhood but how she goes about it is admirable She faces it head on faking it until she makes it Anything for Jenessa While there exists an aura of mystery this novel is not filled with action or suspense; it's a gorgeously written story about these two girls who are learning to move on from a cruel remorseless past into a life that is deliciously normal Crushes school friends parties; a world stolen from them slowly being patched up and returnedYes there are crushes there are parties friends school burgers and fries heck even toilets Little things in life we often take for granted And in this book it all has heart From the obvious emotional distresses to the light moments and little things to each perfectly flawed character even the step sister who's acting like spoiled bitch every single part of this book is meticulously crafted with purpose and brought to life with the most flawless of touches Pixie the uirky friend for example is an absolute light at the end of the tunnel for Carey She radiates with such kindness; her parts in the book are aglow Then we have a particularly sweet boy with whom Carey becomes fond of soon discovering things about him that make him a much bigger part of the story Still the romance is kept light almost non existent but however small it's not without substance and purposeTragic and heartbreaking If You Find Me is a magnificently told story about a young girl and her sister against the world finding life and love where they never knew they had any This is one I could see winning awards even becoming a classic for its beautiful prose and stunning storytelling I will be recommending this gem for years to come An advance copy was provided by the publisher for reviewFor of my reviews visit my blog at Xpresso Reads

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If You Find MeThere are some things you can’t leave behind A broken down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year old Carey can remember The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister Jenessa who depends on Carey for her very survival All they have i Believe the hypeIf You Find Me is one of those rare books that so expertly sadly wonderfully horrifically captures the protagonist's pain But not just pain Their resilience determination fear and hope too Fans of heartbreakingly powerful stories by authors such as Sara Zarr and Courtney Summers will surely fall in love with this story A story which dragged my heart mercilessly along the ground without once feeling melodramatic or cliche or overdone Emily Murdoch's debut is truly fantastic and I hope this is the start of a long and beautiful love affair between myself and her novelsThe story opens out in the woods where fifteen year old Carey and her younger sister Nessa live in a run down old camper van This time their mother has been away longer than ever and Carey has to struggle to make sure they both don't starve But one day two strangers arrive with a letter from their mother confessing that she can no longer take care of her two daughters The girls are taken away from the woods to live with their father and his new family but of course things aren't as simple as happily ever after Carey has to adjust to a life where there are no trees to hide secrets behind and the time that goes by the her dark past threatens to come back to haunt herOne thing I absolutely adore in young adult books is a strong bond between siblings I loved it in Angelfall and I loved it in The 5th Wave it's just one of those things that seems to always plant me firmly on the protagonist's side Perhaps it's because I'm the oldest of three children and feel very protective toward my younger brother and sister I don't know but I find myself immediately liking protagonist's that put their younger sibling first and dedicate themselves to making sure they're kept alivehappy And I think the relationship between Carey and Nessa is told so well These girls have spent so much time alone with only each other for company and even when they are removed from the woods and go to live with others they seem to exist a little separately from the rest at first Eventually they start to adjust to their new lives and the change felt gradual and realisticThere's only a couple of reasons why this didn't get the full five stars and I think they were big enough reasons for me to justify the lowered rating Basically I often thought that Carey's voice was somewhat adult and mature than it should have been for a fifteen year old Now I'm happy to make some allowance for the unusual circumstances that Carey has grown up in and the parental role she has been forced to take on However while this may be a good enough reason for her altered outlook on life I still feel that it isn't enough to explain some of the language used The other reason for the lowered rating was the handling of the situation with Delaney their father's stepdaughter which I think was resolved too uickly to be satisfactory I sympathised with both girls' situations but thought that it could have been explored better and developed subtly than it wasOverall though this was an excellent debut The story was compelling albeit dark and the characters were well rounded and interesting I'm very excited to see where Murdoch goes next