When We Vanished

When We Vanished

4.16 (49 ratings by Goodreads)
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When Andi Lin overhears details about a harmful research study at the food corporation Nutrexo, she's instantly worried that her dad is involved. He left home to participate in one of the company's clinical trials, and was in frequent contact at first--but her recent attempts to reach him have been met with silence.

Fearing he may be in danger, Andi sets out to investigate. She finds an unlikely ally in her neighbor Cyrus, whose mother once worked for Nutrexo and is hiding secrets of her own. Their search for answers leads them to the head scientist at Nutrexo's confidential research facility, where they learn that the truth is more complicated--and more devastating--than they ever could have imagined.

This captivating debut is at once a page-turning thriller, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a thought-provoking look at the consequences of our desires for power, success, and control.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 485g
  • English
  • 1952149010
  • 9781952149016

Review quote

Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award (Young Adult Fiction Silver Medalist)

"An unflinching and absorbing thriller."

-School Library Journal

"Nothing is what it seems in this exciting young adult thriller by Alanna Peterson, who knows how to mix up a test tube full of mystery, adventure, and hard choices, set against the glorious mountains and forests of the Northwest. When We Vanished is the first in a quartet of books. Don't miss Number One!"

-Perri O'Shaughnessy, Author of the NYT Bestselling Nina Reilly Series

"I was completely engrossed as I gobbled down each chapter. When We Vanished is an entertaining, solid, and hopeful book."

-Gina Siciliano, Award-Winning Author of I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi

"When We Vanished is a big adventure about big food with big ideas, and enough twists to keep you turning pages until the very end. The first installment in the Call of the Crow Quartet bodes very well."

-Raj Patel, Author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System

"The relationships and personalities that make up the characters' world drive this thriller into unexpected places."

-Butler Children's Literature Center
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Rating details

49 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 51% (25)
4 27% (13)
3 12% (6)
2 8% (4)
1 2% (1)
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