Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson


The Vanishing Season
 

“It seems that this town has an appetite for the young; it swallows them whole, right into its very dirt.  A key is buried under the front stairs on Water Street.  This is my work.  This is the one thing I have to do.  I am looking for the things that are buried.”

This is the story of two girls, a boy, and a ghost.  When girls start disappearing in Door County in the fall, Maggie and her parents are alarmed, as the new residents of the town.  Even with the threat looming over the town, Maggie still finds herself befriending the beautiful Pauline and her odd best friend Liam.  In the span of time it takes fall to turn to winter Maggie loses a friend and gains a love, but not everything can stay golden.  This is not a ghost story, but the entity that occasionally makes itself present in the story is very tied to Maggie, Pauline, and Liam.  It feels a strong connection and has a need to protect them.  As the past and present collide Maggie’s true story unfolds and the season of the vanishing girls eventually ends.  A different read in 2014 if you need to take a break from completing ending series, dystopian novels, and paranormal/sci-fi novels.

3 out of 5 stars.  Thanks Edelweiss.

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