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The Leaving
The Leaving | Tara Altebrando
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Eleven years ago, six kindergartners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to. Until today. Today five of those kids return. They're sixteen, and they are . . . fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mom she barely recognizes, and doesn't really recognize the person she's supposed to be, either. But she thinks she remembers Lucas. Lucas remembers Scarlett, too, except they're entirely unable to recall where they've been or what happened to them. Neither of them remember the sixth victim, Max--the only one who hasn't come back. Which leaves Max's sister, Avery, wanting answers. She wants to find her brother--dead or alive--and isn't buying this whole memory-loss story. But as details of the disappearance begin to unfold, no one is prepared for the truth. This unforgettable novel--with its rich characters, high stakes, and plot twists--will leave readers breathless.
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FlowerFairy This sounds very intriguing 3mo
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Lizpixie
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Mehso-so

Bk28 of June & Bk2 of #20in4 #readathon is done! I didn‘t realise this is considered a YA thriller until I finished, explains sooo much. While it was intriguing, the style of writing was a bit strange. It had parts where the words on the page made the shapes they were saying & the ending was implausible IMO. But hey, that‘s my opinion. #Pageathon #BookspinBingo #14Books14Weeks2021 #PennyPerPage

radesilets Haha, I loved this book because of the weird typography. But I agree, the ending was a bit off the rails. 😅 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Lizpixie
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Next up from yesterday‘s #bookmail is this mystery/thriller about six kindergarten children that disappeared without a trace. Eventually their families moved on, until 11yrs later when five unexpectedly show up with no memories of what happened to them, and no memory of the sixth child, Max, and where he is now. But Max‘s sister Avery isn‘t buying this memory loss story. Sounds brilliant!

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3.5 Took me a while to finished it but finally mystery solved. The book it‘s about these six kids who disappear one the first day of school. Eleven years later, just five of them come back. The plot revolves around finding what happened to them all those years since they don‘t remember at all. At the end, I was surprised with the twist didn‘t saw it coming 😂. So, yeah in other words a gripping enjoyable read.😊

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Slajaunie
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It started very slo but about 3/4 of the way through it started rolling. I really liked the story even with the slow start. 6 children disappear from their first day kindergarten and returned 11 years later.

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Slajaunie
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wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag 🥰 3y
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Slajaunie
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Has anyone read this book? What are these marks supposed to mean?

Literary_Siren No idea but I‘m curious. If someone knows tag me in the reply please! 3y
mydearwatson @Slajaunie @literarysiren Somebody on Goodreads said it represents the clicking in the girl‘s head. 3y
Slajaunie Interesting...thanks! @mydearwatson 3y
Literary_Siren @mydearwatson @Slajaunie that is interesting. Thanks for the tag! 3y
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Currently reading the tagged book. All the animals are piled up in the library with me. 📖🐾💙

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This was an amazing read. I was so excited when I finally got a chance to read this book. One thing that stuck out about this book for me, was the importance of remembering. Even if we don‘t want to remember something that happened, it‘s important to remember, and learn from it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#TheLeaving #TaraAltebrando #book #books #bookperson #bookpeople #bookpassion #bookpicture #bookphoto #bookphotos #Fiction #Mystery #YoungAdult #Thriller 💞💞💞

azulaco I stacked this awhile back. Definitely need to get to it soon. It sounds intriguing. 3y
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So far, so good. What I have so far is that, six children were taken when they were in kindergarten never seen again until 11 years later when only five of them show up as 16 year olds with no memory of the past 11 years. You would say that if you enjoy si-fi/ mystery books then this would be a good pick for you. And I feel like the tone and of this book would be sad and depressing.

MissYaremcio I love the format of your picture! Make sure you include all elements of the assignment in your post (you were missing the pacing)! 3y
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MartinaLove
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3.5/5 ⭐

While I enjoyed reading this book . It was a little bit of a disappointment.

So much more could of happened with a story like this. They were so many possibilities and potential but I feel like everything was wrapped up too "nicely".

It wasn't bad it kept me reading and I was curious to know what had happened to the six kids. It was still interesting.

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Reading this intriguing book and trying to nurse some kind of torticollis (cause by my injury; I get them often) on my last day of vacation. 😏
College start tomorrow. 🧚‍♀️

DaveGreen7777 Sorry about your injury! ☹️ Hope you feel much better soon! 3y
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Arkrayder
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This was an okay story. It had an interesting premise, but nothing much really happened. Only two of the missing kids were written about, the other three popped up randomly. Max, the kid that doesn‘t return, his faith just seems to be a last minute thing and a boring way of explaining what happened to him. Could have been so much better.

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4⭐'s. This book surprised me. I didn't know how I would feel about it at first but I really enjoyed it. I was trying to solve the mystery right along with them.

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Anyone ever read this? I‘m loving it so far! #theleaving

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This is my current read also from my #BookOutlet haul; It is about 6 kindergarteners that went missing 11 years ago without a trace. Then, 5 come back, without any recollection of what happened to them or where they were, or even any memory of the still missing 6th kid, Max. Luckily for him, Max‘s younger sister refuses to believe their memory loss story, and goes digging for the truth, hoping to find Max: dead or alive. #tbr #mystery

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Cailey_Mac
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Sooo I live in the fingerlakes (aka wine country) and there‘s always something new coming in town. Recently a new brewery that also offers wine came in to Geneva,NY. Webe Brewing is seriously picturesque, and in the corner is this beautiful sitting area with an electric fireplace. My first thought was “I could drink and read my book here”.😂📖🍻

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Jennick2004
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This book was amazing! Imagine disappearing when you‘re 5, only to return home 11 years later, remembering nothing! It is categorized as YA, but I wouldn‘t have guessed that...great writing and I plan to get her other book!

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Jennick2004
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This book is full of strange things like this and I can‘t decide if I like it or if it drives me crazy 😝

Mandigolightly Interesting! At least it isn‘t 4y
Jennick2004 OMG @Mandigolightly I just looked at Litsy posts about that book...good gracious 😝 4y
Mandigolightly Anything that requires a mirror to read is too much for me 4y
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Jennick2004
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Th first 55 paged flew by! Now it‘s time for bed, but I can‘t wait to dig back in tomorrow 💜

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The cover of this book is haunting 😱 Starting it today! #mynextread #nowreading

Marla That cover and description makes me want to read this. 4y
Jennick2004 @Marla it has been on my TBR for a while and finally ordered it from Book Outlet! 4y
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Flying thru this. Really compelling.

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janehreads
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2/5. this book took me forever to read (meaning five days). i have never been a fan of love triangles. i love mysteries, but i hate young adult ones- the characters are always so concerned about falling in love rather than finding out where, in this case, a character‘s missing brother has been for eleven years. i was disappointed also by the writing style, which i thought was unnecessary. it was an okay book, but by all means, not a masterpiece.