Review - Dead to You by Lisa McMann

Title: Dead to You
Author: Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publish Date: Feb 7, 2012
Hardcover, 243 pages

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Dead to You was such an incredible concept and so close to being real that I was sucked in instantly. Lisa McMann wrote with such emotion for the losses of all the people involved.

Ethan was kidnapped when he was just seven years old. His brother was there when Ethan supposedly just walked right up to the car and got in, on his own accord. The anger and resentment that he has for Ethan is overpowering, but his entire life changed because of one action on his brother's part. Understandable. Then there's the youngest sister who is considered the replacement. Yet, Ethan and his youngest hit it off instantly. Every time she called him "Efan" I just melted!!

The way his parent's handles him after he is returned home is amazing. They give him a cell phone for which he has no one to call, but them. When he doesn't return home immediately his parent's are scared sick, instantly propelled back to the moment he was kidnapped. Lisa McMann writes these characters as if they are living and breathing. So hard to imagine it is just a book.

The ending is AMAZING!! And that is all I am going to say about that.

Read it!! Sensational and so worth every moment.

First book I have read by the author Lisa McMann, but I am really excited to read more of hers. She is just a wonderful writer and I hope the other books are just as thrilling.

Summary -
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...


Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Holy cow. Holy cow. That sounds powerful and sooooo good.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Oh, it sounds like you really enjoyed this one. I really want to read it, too.