Girl, Missing is a thriller novel written by Sophie McKenzie. In the book you get to follow Lauren and her friend Jam on a dangerous trip trying to find out about Laurens past. All she knows is that she was adopted at the age of three. One day, Lauren found an internet page, missing-children.com she typed in her name and the year she was adopted, one hundred and seventy-two matches. Could one of these children be her? Were her adoptive parents kidnappers? And who was her real family? She was going to found out. What Lauren doesn’t know is that this trip will change not only her life, but everyone’s around her.
This book is a well written novel that I would recommend to someone in the age between 11 and 18. I could really relate to the main characters and understand their feelings in certain situations while I was reading. The book is full of surprises and will never get boring. Once you start reading it, you will be stuck. The reason why I really enjoyed reading this book, is not only because it’s thrilling but because of its language. For me, as a reader with English as my second language, this was a perfect book. The language was simple without being childish. I also like how the author builds up the book, all the way from the beginning to the end. As I mentioned earlier I would really recommend this novel to both boys and girls, English speaking or not in the age between 11 and 18. Enjoy.