“Vanishing Girls” by Lauren Oliver


Vanishing Girls, by Lauren Oliver, is a psychological thriller that begs to be read as quickly as possible. It tells the story of two sisters named Nick and Dara and a tragic car accident that shapes them forever.

The story is told from multiple points of view, including blog posts, pictures, and fliers. At its heart are two teen girls who are really messed up from their parents’ acrimonious divorce. Nick is the supposed good girl, and Dara is the wild one, but that doesn’t stop Nick from abusing alcohol along with her younger sister.

When I first started reading Vanishing Girls it struck me as a YA version of Gone Girl. After finishing the book, I realize that’s not a very good comparison. But there are an incredible amount of twists and turns, and I could definitely see Oliver’s book becoming a movie.

Btw, A reminder to all sisters: Be careful what you write in your diary!

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