Picture Me Gone

Picture Me Gone

Book rating: 03 Hardback

By (author) Meg Rosoff

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  • Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
  • Format: Hardback | 239 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 211mm x 25mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 3 October 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0399257659
  • ISBN 13: 9780399257650
  • Sales rank: 240,799

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Printz Award-winning author Meg Rosoff's latest novel is a gorgeous and unforgettable page-turner about the relationship between parents and children, love and loss. Mila has an exceptional talent for reading a room--sensing hidden facts and unspoken emotions from clues that others overlook. So when her father's best friend, Matthew, goes missing from his upstate New York home, Mila and her beloved father travel from London to find him. She collects information about Matthew from his belongings, from his wife and baby, from the dog he left behind and from the ghosts of his past--slowly piecing together the story everyone else has missed. But just when she's closest to solving the mystery, a shocking betrayal calls into question her trust in the one person she thought she could read best.

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Meg Rosoff (www.megrosoff.co.uk) was born in Boston and currently lives in London with her husband and daughter. Her debut novel, "How I Live Now," won the Michael L. Printz Award and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Her second novel, "Just in Case," won the 2007 CILIP Carnegie Medal and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. "What I Was," Rosoff's third novel, was short-listed for the 2008 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her latest novel with Putnam, "There Is No Dog," received four starred reviews.

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By natalie cleary 19 Oct 2013 3

Mila and her father are going to meet with his best friend when they get a phone call to say that her fathers friend has mysteriously disappeared. They decide to go anyway and see if they can find him or find out why he is missing. Mila is very good at reading people and situations. While she's there secrets unfold.
Starting the book I was a little confused to the age of Mila. I knew she was young but her voice was like that of an older girl. She is a very deep girl. The book is a quick read at about 200 pages. I liked it and found it intriguing but I also found the lack of quotation marks when someone was talking confusing. I had to reread bits to see exactly who was who. It defiantly detracted from an otherwise good book. I liked Mila. Picture Me Gone is kind of her coming of age story where she learns people and things aren't always what they seem. She is so young to have to deal with things but the author handles Mila well. Overall a good book, a little bit slow but still a good read.

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THREE STARS for Meg Rosoff's "PICTURE ME GONE" STARRED REVIEW from "KIRKUS REVIEWS" "A brilliant depiction of the complexity of human relationships in a story that's at once contemplative and suspenseful." STARRED REVIEW from "BOOKLIST" "Rosoff, who writes each of her books differently (and often brilliantly), shapes this story as much by form and intuitions as by events . . . There's no condescension or compromise to the obvious audience either in premise or prose. It's another choice, one that allows the book to offer its many insights on the human condition to a widespread readership." STARRED REVIEW from "PUBLISHERS WEEKLY" "This thought-provoking coming-of-age story requires that readers be at least as mature as Mila as she confronts unpleasant truths . . . Mila's sharp observations of the people she meets and the winter landscape add a fresh, poetic aura to her discoveries and the novel as a whole."