Friday, February 1, 2013

Tour Review: Watch Me Disappear by Diane Vanaskie Mulligan

Title: Watch Me Disappear
Author: Diane Vanaskie Mulligan
Genre: New Adult Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: CreateSpace
Format: PDF, 185 Pages
ISBN: 9781478311287
Release Date: August 24, 2012
Source: Tour Host {Reading Addiction Book Tours}

Purchase Here: Kindle // Paperback

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Summary: Lizzie Richards isn't excited to be starting over at a new school for her senior year, but she's trying to take her mother's advice and make the most of it--the only way she can: By disobeying her strict parents' rules. Lizzie's father has moved the family around every few years to advance his career, so she has never had a chance to develop the kind of "BFF" relationships she thinks most kids have. She's bracing herself for another lonely year at her third high school when her neighbor Maura gets sick of watching her little brother when she could be partying. Thanks to Maura's plotting, Lizzie becomes everyone's new favorite babysitter. Seeing her opportunity, Lizzie decides to break her mother's rules by using Maura's computer to create a secret Email address and Facebook account. She is quickly friended by Missy, a fellow transfer student as eager for a friend as she is. Things are looking up for Lizzie until Maura's ex-boyfriend Paul sets his eye on Missy. Caught between her new best friend and the neighbor whose friendship promises instant popularity, Lizzie doesn't know what to do--because she's fallen for Paul, too.

Short Review:

A coming of age story that anyone can relate to in some way. The main character is very real and multidimensional. You get where she's coming from. Some will love lizzie, while others will hate her. Watch Me Disappear is an addicting read, and if you're looking for a good contemporary read, this is it!

About this Author:

A graduate of Mount Holyoke College (BA, 2001) and Simmons College (MAT, 2002), I am a high school English teacher and the director of the Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writers’ Conference. I am also the managing editor of The Worcester Review. My short story “First, a Cage,” appeared in July 2011 in Glassworks Literary Magazine, and “Friday Morning Blues” is in the summer 2012 issue of Dash.

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