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Teen and Young
Author: Norma Fox Mazer
ISBN: 0066237777
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Publisher HarperTeen (February 5, 2008)
Language English
Category: Teen and Young
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 743
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eBook The Missing Girl download

by Norma Fox Mazer


Little Miss Dictator, Mommy says, but she’s smiling.

Part One. Who They are and How it Happens. Little Miss Dictator, Mommy says, but she’s smiling. But they hadn’t, and you are. Oof, Mommy says, buttoning her jeans over her fat stomach. She sits down next to you on the bed to pull on socks and sneakers. She stands up with a little groan, looks at herself in the mirror, pushes her hands through her hair, and lights another cigarette. So, can I go back to bed now? you ask.

In alternating points of view, Norma Fox Mazer manages to interweave the lives of predator and prey in this unforgettable psychological thriller. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Norma Fox Mazer, who lives in Montpelier, Vermont, has written nearly thirty novels and short-story collections for young adults. Her novels, including Missing Pieces, Out of Control, Girlhearts, and the Newbery Honor Book After the Rain, are critically acclaimed and popular among young readers for their portrayal of teens. Start reading The Missing Girl on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Missing Girl book. In alternating points of view, Norma Fox Mazer manages to interweave the lives of predator and prey in this unforgettable psychological thriller.

Mazer Norma Fox. Categories: Fiction. ISBN 13: 9780064473651. Part One. ix. A Flock of Birds.

Norma Fox Mazer (May 15, 1931 – October 17, 2009) was an American author and teacher, best known for her books for children and young adults

Norma Fox Mazer (May 15, 1931 – October 17, 2009) was an American author and teacher, best known for her books for children and young adults. Her novels featured credible young characters confronting difficult situations such as family separation and death

Norma Fox Mazer died in 2009 and THE MISSING GIRL is her last novel. Her career as an author of teenage books spanned forty years.

Norma Fox Mazer died in 2009 and THE MISSING GIRL is her last novel. Her books won many awards, including the ALAN Award from the National Council of Teachers of English, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and the Christopher Award. Courtesy of Teens Read Too.

He could be any man, any respectable, ordinary man.

But he's not.

This man watches the five Herbert girls—Beauty, Mim, Stevie, Fancy, and Autumn—with disturbing fascination.

Unaware of his scrutiny and his increasingly agitated and forbidden thoughts about them, the sisters go on with their ordinary everyday lives—planning, arguing, laughing, and crying—as if nothing bad could ever breach the safety of their family.

In alternating points of view, Norma Fox Mazer manages to interweave the lives of predator and prey in this unforgettable psychological thriller.

Doukree
Didn't work with my type of phone, couldn't read it.
Manarius
Several times it looked like it might be going somewhere, but it never took the leap to a quality story.
Spilberg
I was expecting a psychological thriller, but it was rather boring and plotless. The story was too rushed. I left a lot to be desired.
Endieyab
I expected this book to be great with the idea of a kidnapping but it turned out to be a let down. This book was horribly written. It took serious effort to even pick up the book to read 1-2 chapters. It has a good idea behind it all but it seems like it is written by a third grader. I would suggest no one to read this.
Flarik
This book was great the only thing I didnt like was how slow it was and it didn't really talk a lot about her kidnapping. I would say get this book at a library instead of buying it
Thundershaper
I did not relate to any of the characters
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The Missing Girl is written by an excellent, but often overlooked YA author, Norma Fox Mazer. But this was a disappointing novel. The Missing Girl is supposedly a thriller, but gets bogged down by having six different points of view. Each of the five sisters is a narrator and the sixth narrator is the predator who is stalking them. The suspense gets broken up by family and teen drama in the first half of the book and seems incomplete in the second half. Mostly it is the story of a family disintegrating quickly because of a series of financial set backs. Each of the five sisters is reacting to the crisis differently. Five sisters seems unnecessary. They don't really add anything to the events of the rising action and add little to the tone of the story. Even after one of the sisters is kidnapped by the predator, the multiple points of view add little. The only character who seems fully developed is the very creepy stalker. We learn little about the sisters. The Missing Girl could have been so much better.
I was really excited to read the Missing Girl. I had been trying to get a copy for a few months and was thrilled to find it on Amazon for three dollars. I wanted so badly to love it, but I honestly didn't. I've read a couple other books centered around the theme of abduction that were so much better than this- Living Dead Girl, especially. The Missing Girl was alright, but it never got to the "thriller" part. I actually played with the idea of giving it two stars, but brought it up to three, because I did think that the narration of the main character, Autumn, was pretty good. There were a lot of other issues, though.

On the bright side, this novel is easy to page through. I read it all in one sitting. I guess it kept my interest, but I kept waiting for it to get better. Over half of the story is just an introduction to the characters. The point where Autumn gets abducted is quick and it all feels rushed after that. I definitely feel like I spent more time reading what happened before the main event than during or after. Another complaint that I have with the Missing Girl is that there are too many characters for such a short story. I understand that Mazer wanted to show what happened to this large family with the disappearance of a child, but she didn't need to give you so many details about them. You learned too much about Beauty and not enough about Autumn. It would have been more interesting if there was more about the kidnapper, as well. A few reviewers liked the chapters with his narration, but I honestly found it predictable and your typical pervert description. Which brings me to one of my least favorite things about this novel:

The whole time, I felt as if Mazer was walking on ice, trying to avoid any detail of what happened WHILE Autumn was held captive. Not that I was looking for any gross descriptions, but it ALL centered around what happened before, the family's thoughts during, and after. You didn't read much about Autumn being at Nelson's house. In fact, there were hardly even any clues given to the reader that would tell us the man was being abusive. Autumn was afraid of his chair, but the only scenes with them both in the room were quick and mainly consisted of him giving her food. And then she comes home and still doesn't talk about it. I'm just not sure what the point was... It's clear that Mazer was trying to write a heartbreaking story, but she should have done it right: written to the audience age. I would be totally fine with giving this book to a sixth grader. A lot of Young Adult readers are 14+, it wasn't as if she should have been avoiding any difficult issues. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I didn't really learn anything from this book- it was totally predictable and the scenes were written very poorly.

I know I already touched on this a little earlier, but I also had issues with which characters she focused on. I'm not sure why the Missing Girl was written in Beauty's point of view at times. She was one of the most flat, boring characters I've ever read about. Mim and Stevie seemed at least a little more interesting- I would have much rather read from one of their perspectives. As for Fancy, her chapters had the potential to be great (it's amazing some of the things special needs kids can pick up on that normal people can't), but they really just ended up being pointless and random. The only voices that pertained to the plot were the man's (whose pov pops up less and less the further you get) and Autumn's.

The Missing Girl should have been given a different name- Abduction in Mallory or Dysfunctional Family, maybe. Because, Autumn wasn't missing very long. Instead, the book just dragged on and on about her family. There are still more minor complaints that I have about this book (the ending, in particular), but I see no point in going on about them. While it had potential, this story just didn't carry out well. I wouldn't recommend it to many people, unless you can get it for free/extremely cheap somewhere and think that despite all of these issues, you still want to read it. Check out some different kidnapping books instead, if you're looking for that subject material.