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YA Contemporary Mystery
Available now (Feb. 2012)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Review copy provided by publisher
Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family. It's a miracle... at first. Then the tensions start to build. His reintroduction to his old life isn't going smoothly, and his family is tearing apart all over again. If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he'd be able to put the pieces back together. But there's something that's keeping his memory blocked. Something unspeakable...
While I really enjoyed this story, it was a difficult story to read. Ethan comes back to his family but his family has changed and so has Ethan. No longer is he the sweetly stupid seven-year-old boy who got into a car with strangers. He's a troubled sixteen-year-old who doesn't know if he belongs because he doesn't remember anything and isn't sure he should stay.
His brother hates him and is trying to prove that Ethan isn't Ethan. His little sister's warming up to him, though she wasn't even alive when he was abducted. And the girl next door is making him want to stay and make a life with his family.
But the ending? Wow. Really? That ending...