DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Lizzie Lovett has gone missing, an event that has shocked everyone in the town. Except, that is, for Hawthorne, a social outcast who keeps to herself. She actually never was a big fan of Lizzie, who tended to embody the all-american, perfect-at-everything persona that made Hawthorne cringe. But there's something about this disappearance that Hawthorne can't shake. Rumors have been swirling throughout town that her boyfriend, Lorenzo, was responsible since he was the last person to see her. After a chance meeting with Lorenzo, Hawthorne isn't so sure. There's just something about him she can't figure out. And why is she starting to have feelings for him...
This book started off promising, a good introduction, nice plot set up, fast-paced, but somewhere around the 30% mark, Sedoti begins to wander around the main plot by introducing asinine sub-story lines involving ridiculous theories for Lovett's disappearance. Still, there's something palpable between Hawthorne and Lorenzo, and despite everyone in the story telling her to stay away, she just can't do it. Sedoti excels at making the reader feel like something dark is looming within the pages. Unfortunately, the book never really reaches its full potential. Sedoti introduces minor characters who turn out to have a pretty big impact on the story but were never really developed enough for the reader to care.
But there's something different about this book because I finished it a week ago and can't stop thinking about it. Maybe I'm thinking about its missed potential, or maybe I'm being too hard on it. Overall, its definitely worth a read. It is an excellent summer quick read that most readers will enjoy.
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