17 & Gone

Gone Seventeen year old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing And all these girls have just one thing in common they are seventeen and gone without a trace As Lauren struggles to shake th

Seventeen year old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing And all these girls have just one thing in common they are seventeen and gone without a trace As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers Why are the girls speaking to Lauren How can she help them And is she next Through Lauren s search forSeventeen year old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing And all these girls have just one thing in common they are seventeen and gone without a trace As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers Why are the girls speaking to Lauren How can she help them And is she next Through Lauren s search for clues, things begin to unravel, and when a brush with death lands Lauren in the hospital, a shocking truth changes everything.With complexity and richness, Nova Ren Suma serves up a beautifully visual, fresh interpretation of what it means to be lost.

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  1. Nova Ren Suma is the author of the YA novels THE WALLS AROUND US as well as the YA novels IMAGINARY GIRLS and 17 GONE, which were both named 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound by YALSA Her middle grade novel, DANI NOIR, was reissued for a YA audience under the title FADE OUT She has a BA in writing photography from Antioch College and an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and has been awarded fiction fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Millay Colony, and an NEA fellowship for a residency at the Hambidge Center She worked for years behind the scenes in publishing, at places such as HarperCollins, Penguin, Marvel Comics, and RAW Books, and now she teaches writing workshops She is from various small towns across the Hudson Valley and lives and writes in New York City.Find Nova online at novaren and on her blog distraction99.

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  1. 4.5 stars While I was reading 17 Gone, I felt as though someone had taken me by the hand and was leading me into a dream state where realities were blurred and paranoia was a constant state of being I caught glimpses of someone disappearing around a corner, I heard whispers from companions unseen and there was nothing I could do but allow myself to be pulled deeper and deeper into the ever changing kaleidoscope of the author s masterful storytelling.The full text of this review appears in The Mi [...]

  2. Girls go missing every day Teenage girls run away, some get kidnapped, or worse Lauren is acknowledging this first hand when she starts seeing ghosts, or visions, of missing 17 year old girls A psychological thriller, or is it a paranormal You ll have to read and see Lauren, being taken over by these visions, is unable to think of anything else but these victims, because as much as the law, and even sometimes the parents, insist they were runaways, she knows they aren t Wanting to help these gir [...]

  3. See reviews at YA Midnight Reads4.5 starsThank you Hardie Grant Egmont Australia for sending me this copy No compensation was given or take to alter this review The ghosts tonight have already told their stories Reviews are difficult things Word after word of my thoughts, emotions, qualms and complaints Yet it still takes time to write After reading Seventeen Gone, I realised a problem I had no notes written down, ready to write this review Why Simply because I was so captivated and caught in t [...]

  4. I realize I read this in Jan in the cold of Winter The book felt cold at first but pretty soon our heroine thawed it for us But the book was cold and the contents colder, yet it warmed me by the time I finished reading it, good writing does that Very readable the kind of book that you could finish in one go The concept was high and could have easily been convoluted but it was rather easy to imbibe Some of the sentences and words had me shaking my head in admiration.The whole mystery was attracti [...]

  5. I spent most of this book confused Like the main character, I wasn t sure what was going on or what was going to happen next And then it all came together It s unfortunate that discussing how it all came together is a huge spoiler because it s such an important topic, but luckily, Nova Ren Suma addresses than one worthwhile issue.17 Gone is about in between girls at that in between age They re not legally adults but they left the protection of childhood long ago If these girls disappear, it s n [...]

  6. I managed to finish 17 Gone given that it was so boring.The writing is great, though, but the stories are not.Lauren sees the ghosts of girls who have disappeared when they were seventeen Some of them ran away, some were abducted, one was still aliveThe story goes from girl to girl without lingering in one long enough to make me feel sorry for her.I feel that the book was trying to get to my soft side by saying things like no girl no missing girl, no runaway deserves to be given up on, just like [...]

  7. I loved the writing style of this I think that was what drew me in from the very first page.Overall, I felt like the story was interesting and mysterious overall view spoiler although I was very disappointed when we got to the ending and found out that none of it was real This plotline has definitely been done before the it was all a dream or unreliable narrator twist hide spoiler Nevertheless, I thought the book was really captivating and interesting and I will definitely read by this author b [...]

  8. 3.5Not mind blowing awesome enough for four stars but definitely demands than 3 stars.While I can tell you a host of things I liked about this book, I can t exactly pinpoint what I didn t Perhaps, it was the palpable despondency and depression that surrounded this book.Or maybe, it was the aimlessness of the story, the lack of an engaging plot in certain parts.It could always also be that despite it being a fairly character driven novel, I don t get a feel of Lauren.17 Gone was one of the most [...]

  9. I was looking back into memories I didn t own, wanting in 17 Gone is a fairly fast read and will likely keep you engaged enough to keep going so you can see how it all turns out Honestly, I m not that excited to write this review I don t feel like there is a ton to really say about it The writing is pretty simple, so it s easy to fly though The characters are not bad, I wouldn t call them really developed though either I don t always need character development to be deep in a thriller paranormal [...]

  10. After reading Nova Ren Suma s Imaginary Girls last year she fast became an author to watch for me After reading 17 Gone she has solidified herself as an author that I will buy read anything that she does Her writing is remarkable the eerie, dreamlike quality of her prose sucks you in and leaves you questioning everything that you read 17 Gone is a novel about missing girls, not only girls that are taken but also ones who have run away from their life Lauren was someone that I really connected wi [...]

  11. This started really well but I ve hit a patch that isn t holding my attention, I just find it really easy to put aside right now Maybe I ll come back to it later.

  12. I never quite got on board with this book A 17 year old high school student starts hearing voices and having visions of other 17 year old girls who are missing whether they have run away, or been abducted, or encountered accidents, they are missing.I m going to spoiler this because it s the kind of book where talking about the structure will give away some stuff, even though I won t reveal any specific plot details view spoiler This is an unreliable narrator book, and I felt a little bit like it [...]

  13. Imaginary Girls, Nova Ren Suma s fist novel, was one of those books that I hated immediately after finishing though I still gave it 4 stars generous for me but looked back on in high regard It s one of those books I d like to obtain someday for my collection, if only in the hardback edition with the beautiful, fitting cover Overall, it left a good impression on me, and I hope I have time to reread it someday.With 17 Gone, I went into it hoping for a very similar experience creepy, distant, surre [...]

  14. full review to be posted, or read it HERE Pre Review Commentary Oh my Gosh I CAN T WAIT FOR THIS TO BE RELEASED Those of you who ve read her other YA book, you understand why If it s anything like Imaginary Girls, I m going to love it and build a shrine in its honor.The Nova Ren Suma Shrine under construction To be completed Spring 2012.

  15. From Blue Butterfly Books.Holy Nova Ren Suma, you fucking genius you Sorry, language censor is down for a bit because I just read a work of brilliance and I m just in that mode of, Did I really fucking read something so fucking amaze And yes Yes, I did.Let s get one thing straight, right off the bat I love Nova Ren Suma I ve read her two latest YA s this and Imaginary Girls and I m thoroughly convinced she s one of my top five favorite authors ever If not in the top three Yes, top three Screw th [...]

  16. Something about 17 Gone just simply didn t click with me Sure, it was a beautiful, eloquently written horror story that is sure to chill you to the bones as you witness all these missing children s stories intertwine, and it s all wonderfully atmospheric but I felt something huge was missing, but I can t quite put my hand on what it was.Was it the fact that the main character drove me bonkers Maybe.Was it the fact that by the time something actually happened, I had already given up Definitely a [...]

  17. I reread this in March It is at 4.5 This was really good on read one It was SPECTACULAR on read number two 10 12The genres for this one are all over the map and pretty much exactly right and exactly wrong simultaneously Lauren keeps seeing 17 year old girls who have gone missing She fears she s next she s 17 She s not that different than those other girls Except that she is At this point, it s impossible to talk about this book without spoilers view spoiler Lauren is potentially schizophrenic Po [...]

  18. oh, this really wasn t my thing, despite seeming like it could be my thing for a very long time this is prime evidence of someone who i think has an interesting idea but just has no idea how to actually execute it in a way that isn t riddled with holes and conveniences the jj abrams disease, if you will i can t really say much about this story without giving the twist which is a really gross way to describe what happens, but okay away, and i don t think that s a warranted thing in a review that [...]

  19. Absolutely mesmerizing, riveting and so beautifully written 4.5 stars I want to give it that extra star, but it took me some time to really get into it Still, another incredible book by one incredible author.

  20. This was good but honestly I m a bit disappointed it wasn t what I was expecting but it was still a good read and kept me turning the pages.More review to come.

  21. 17 Gone by Nova Ren Suma4 stars There are spoilers and it s best not to click unless you ve read the book Unless you don t care about being spoiled then go for it Lauren starts to have visions of girls who have gone missing a few months before her seventeenth birthday All these girls are 17 and gone While Lauren struggles to shake the nightmares and uncover the questions about why these girls are speaking to her and how to help them In a little house in Lauren s dreams all the girls await and ca [...]

  22. How heartless it was for a girl to be forgotten and buried before there was even anything of there to put in the ground Encontr este libro en la lista de favoritos de uno de mis amigos Ir nicamente, esa persona me dio unfriend d as despu s Ja Ha resultado en un gran placer el leer 17 Gone Los personajes, la historia, la narrativa Las estrellas parecen alinearse y poner todo en su lugar para lograr un producto final memorable.17 Gone es un misterio que no es enteramente un misterio, y un libro pa [...]

  23. Ehh 3.5 ish This is my first Nova Suma book, and I doubt it will be my last 17 Gone was so gorgeously written, and not at all what I was expecting And I m okay with that I mean it did take some time for this one to grow on me, but after reading that last page and last sentence, I am than okay with the journey Nova Ren Suma took me on with this read It was well worth the ride But let me forewarn you, it was one heck of a slow ride, with too few ups and downs, but a big enough loop that makes it [...]

  24. This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup I received an ARC from Penguin but that did not influence the review My first thoughts before I opened the book This sounds uber creepy It seemed like the novel crossed into so many genres and I looked forward to discovering where I thought it fit in.First thoughts after reading That was a mind f ck and now I m so disappointed.The story The fist 60% was pretty slow for me and I found myself putting the book down However, it still piqued my int [...]

  25. I ve quickly become a fan of Ms Suma and 17 GONE has simply sealed the deal This is one of those books that I must introduce to my high schoolers Ms Suma tackles teenage mental illness and suicide in a way that very few can and do shout out here to Nic Sheff for nailing it too in SCHIZO, which my kids are still talking about Presented in such a relatable, compelling fashion, young adults will garner from this novel than from many of the resources seemingly available Experiencing the effects of [...]

  26. Abandoned around the 21% mark of my Kindle My only status update I had wanted to read this for so long, because the Suma s stunningly beautiful debut Imaginary Girls impressed me so much Now, to my own horror, I am steering towards abandoning a book I coveted for months and months Dear author, the is it imagination or is it sick or is it magic angle gets stale old the second time around Try something new and I ll read it.

  27. This book stunned me, and even over a week later, I am still thinking about it It is beautifully scripted, and has such a hefty emotional atmosphere to it From a sense of loss and isolation to confusion and determination, everything is as much in the background as it is the foreground This is one of those books that is almost impossible to talk about without spoiling anything, so I will leave this short and sweet, but say this is one of the most potent books I ve ever read.

  28. This book turned out to be totally different than what I thought it would be Which is both a good and a bad thing.Lauren is assumedly just a normal teenage girl until she sees the flyer that says that a seventeen year old girl named Abby has gone missing Cue the beginnings of a mania that involves Lauren insisting that Abby and the rest of the girls have to be found, including the seventeen year old neighbor who went missing almost ten years earlier, a runaway who might have possibly met a terri [...]

  29. This review can also be found on my blog.I devoured 17 Gone Admittedly this book was a pleasant surprise This isn t necessarily a book I would normally pick up, mainly because I m not a big contemporary reader These days I m trying to challenge myself to branch out , and this was one of those books that I hoped would be different And different it was 17 Gone doesn t let you in on its secret until far into the book Is this truly a paranormal occurrence, or is the main character suffering from a m [...]

  30. This review contains spoilers My review can also be seen on my blog Feeling a Little Bookish bookworm meags222I was very excited for this book and when I got my hands on it, it took me no less than a day to complete it This is my first Nova Ren Suma book and I have to say I quite enjoyed it This book is about a girl who has just turned 17 and begins seeing ghosts of the people who have gone missing during their 18th year of life The book starts out with the focus on one ghost and Lauren is tryin [...]

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