The Night I Disappeared Book Review
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The Night I Disappeared book review

Julie Reece Deaver
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Title: The Night I Disappeared

Author: Julie Reece Deaver

Book review by: ShelbiMustang89
age: 14

Review submitted on 05/01/2003 at 23:03:05

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Story Rating
8.0 out of a possible 10.0

ShelbiMustang89 writes the following about The Night I Disappeared :
Shelbi Roake 4-27-03 ENGLISH, 5 The Night I Disappeared: by Julie Reece Deaver It all starts out on a sunny day in California with a girl named Jamie and her best friend Webb. Jamie is a beautiful, brown haired, green eyed, misfit in her not only cliquey, but also very clich? prep school. She met Webb, a blonde haired, blue eyed, sweetheart, surfer type when she was 9 years old. They?ve been friends ever since. Something strange happens when she is taken away to Chicago for the summer for her mom?s job. There, she meets Morgan. A caring, pretty, 17 year old with a real ?girl-next-door? look. After Jamie moves she begins to have weird daydreams that she ends up getting trapped in until someone or something wakes her up. That?s when she meets Morgan?s aunt, Dr. Lo Hackett; a psychiatrist who is very concerned with Jamie. Her daydreams are never predictable; very sporadic. Every time she seems to mentally ?disappear? she is always with her sort of boyfriend Webb, and always in the same place; on the beach in California. Nothing seems to happen until one day she ?disappears? when Morgan is over, and ends up disappearing for so long, that she wakes up in the hospital hours later with Morgan?s aunt by her side. Jamie?s mother decides to make her see Dr. Hackett on a regular basis. I?ve read lots of books, and the only book that it reminds me of is CUT, because it has somewhat the same issues and themes, about young women dealing with their abnormal mental health and how if you give them a chance, they might just surprise you. Although it is somewhat like CUT, it is still very different and unique? but in a good way! I would really like to find another book like this one because I really enjoyed it! I like the text features in this book. I like how it helps to define certain parts in the story. Like whenever she goes into one of her ?daydreams? its in a different font than the ?reality? parts of the story. I?m noticing a lot more of that in newer books now. But I really like it. It?s a great idea and is a very unique way of making mental pictures. Although, with all these new books having it; it may not be so unique anymore! I believe that there is nothing I would do to change to book. I think its great just the way it is, describing Jamie?s struggles. If I had to rate this book on a scale of 1 to 10 I would give it an 8. It?s a great book, but the only reason why I gave it an 8 is because I have read better. Like A CHILD CALLED IT and its sequel THE LOST BOY because of the fact that it made me feel so much, and I was so emotionally into it that that I never wanted to stop reading it. Then, when I wasn?t reading it, I was thinking about reading it. That?s the kind of book that I love to read. This book just didn?t do that for me as much. Everyone has different opinions, but I still believe that this book is very interesting and it made me want to keep reading it to see what happened to Jamie next. It isn?t predictable, keeps you guessing, and on the edge of your seat in a way not like the adventure books create, but almost like you?re on the edge of your seat because you are so concerned and are dying to find out what is wrong. I loved it, and I hope you do too!!!
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