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The Rules for Disappearing


The Rules for Disappearing

I came into reading THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING with high expectations, and it did deliver in some places, just not all of them. However, THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING is edgy, gripping, and had me at the edge of my seat.

"Plot pacing is perfect. Suspense is on key. Writing style is simplistic. It will win you over!"

The protagonist has been forced to adopt new names and identities under the witness protection program. Living in Louisiana, she is now Meg. I loved seeing how Meg adapts to her situation as she meets people and finds out why she's in Witness Protection but also deals with family conflicts. It is so easy to be absorbed in a world that still has a touch of a possible reality, which I'm a total sucker for! Meg, the main character, was really relatable for me in the beginning and a bit through the middle, but she needed more of a spark to get me to start liking her even more. However, I did love her as a character and saw growth in her throughout the whole book, like in her relationship with her sister and Ethan. She had her own spice that she brought to the book. Sometimes, I wasn't really feeling where she was going with her choices --- there needed to be a bigger conflict for me.

THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING was a book I liked a lot! It is surprisingly fast paced, and if you love a good under-the-covers book, this one is for you. Plot pacing is perfect. Suspense is on key. Writing style is simplistic. It will win you over! The book explores the journey of how changing the way you are slowly loses what you actually are. Meg goes through a perilous journey and it's one I'd love to read again for sure! Pick it up! I liked it alot and I hope you will too

Reviewed by Patrick C. on June 17, 2013

The Rules for Disappearing
by Ashley Elston

  • Publication Date: May 14, 2013
  • Genres: Young Adult 12+
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • ISBN-10: 1423168976
  • ISBN-13: 9781423168973