Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Review: Good and Gone by Megan Frazer Blakemore

33913923Title: Good and Gone 
Author: Megan Frazer Blakemore
Hardcover304 pages
Expected publication: November 14th 2017 by HarperTeen

It took a while for me to get into Good and Gone. I wasn't really sure what it was anout when I first pickex it up. And I guess it didn't help that I kept putting it down because I was busy so when I picked it back up I didn't remember who was who.

But i guess it speaks in favor of the book that I kept picking it back up. And if it dragged at first, it compensated later.

The story is about three kids trying to find a popstar that has gone missing. Though similar in age, these three seem to have nothing in common. Zack is the gay nerdy kid that they used to be friends with but now they never even talk to. Charlie is the depressed College dropout and brother to Lexi, the edgy, angry kid whose life used to revolve around her boyfriend.

Part of what took me so long to get into the book was the flashbacks. Lexi, the narrator, kept going back to so many flashbacks, with people I couldn't keep tabs on and of a seemingly good life that contrasted starkly with the present Lexi. I didn't know if she loved her boyfriend or she didn't. And then I figured out maybe she didn't know either so I understood. Then her relationship with her brother was always on edge too. I didn't know if they had a fallout or just didn't get along, but I guess that is the way it always is between siblings.

So anyway, then the truth(s) start to come out and I get more and more invested to the point where I actually quite enjoyed the story. I appreciated the realness and the different take on some sensitive topics that dealt all the way from depression to assault. All while magically roadtriping and meeting the coolest people along the way. A win for me.