Release Date: May 14, 2013
Format: Advance Reader Copy
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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I wanted to read The Rules for Disappearing from the moment I read the synopsis. I was thrilled to finally read it, and it did not disappoint. I was immediately sucked into this novel, and read it within a day!
The Rules for Disappearing is such an original, fascinating, and suspenseful story. I’d never even heard of a YA novel that had to do with the Witness Protection Program before this one, and I loved getting Anna’s perspective of the program. Her family is exhausted from running, moving from town to town, and having to change their names and appearance with each move. I found it interesting to see how each of them dealt with their situation in their own way.
The characters are well developed, and the story has great pacing. Though I had my suspicions early on, I was completely drawn into this story, and enjoyed watching it unfold. I loved Ethan, Meg’s love interest, and the two of them together… But even more so, I loved the relationship between Meg and her little sister Mary.
I had so much fun reading The Rules for Disappearing! It was a satisfying read from the mystery and suspense, to the romance. The ending was creepy and left somewhat open, so I can’t help but wonder if there will be a sequel. If so, I will be reading it! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspense/thrillers.