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Come Find Me

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Come Find Me

From Megan Miranda, the New York Times bestselling author of brilliant novels such as FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST and THE SAFEST LIES, comes COME FIND ME.

Not a day that passes is typical for Kennedy. How could it be when you recognize that the truth is not actually the truth, and that if you leaned closer to your reflection, the answers could be linked to the problem? Kennedy is the only witness to a crime, the murder of her parents, and only she can elucidate the matter. Following the murder of her parents, Kennedy is drawn to her brother Elliot’s satellite. Using the satellite, she hopes to discover the source of a mysterious frequency only she can hear and that may relate to her family’s tragedy. In a nearby town in Virginia, a boy named Nolan wonders where his brother has gone off to. For two years, it seems there is no hope, though his family is constant in the search. That is, until a signal identical to that of Kennedy's is received.

"I believe countless adolescents and adults would take interest in COME FIND ME. It has moments that are utterly heartwarming, as complex and well-built characters come to terms with reality..."

Nolan and Kennedy find themselves acquainted with each other after endless curiosity about whether or not their pasts could relate. Perhaps the pattern conveys a message...from something beyond anyone’s right mind. Nevertheless, possibilities slink just past the atmosphere, taunting these two young people, and they’ll stop at nothing to sift through their woes and misfortunes. Come to think of it, could it not have been misfortune --- and perhaps something closer to themselves? SomeONE, even?

This novel is a tearjerker and ideal for those with tastes for science fiction or realistic fiction, as well as romance. It was difficult to tell which genre this book should be categorized in the midst of all the twists and turns, enhancing my liking of the story line, which I think other readers will also enjoy. I believe countless adolescents and adults would take interest in COME FIND ME. It has moments that are utterly heartwarming, as complex and well-built characters come to terms with reality while connecting with family more closely. I love how all aspects of the text were given a neat ending and explanation, though I cannot say that it closed in the way I expected. The best of what the characters had to offer could be seen in the clearest light. It is guaranteed that any teenage audience will find it impossible to not leaf through this book in just a night.

Personally, COME FIND ME has become my ideal literary piece to reread, for each thrilling whirl in the plot made me greedy for the next. It has also become one of my top five favorite books! I will definitely be recommending this novel to my classmates, and I hope for this book to find its way into our school library collection. COME FIND ME is one book to keep you guessing and masterfully suggests the idea that we do not have to be alone.

Reviewed by Lucia W., Teen Board Member on January 29, 2019

Come Find Me
by Megan Miranda