Title: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
Release Date: March 26th 2013
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin
There are some things you can’t leave behind…
A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys.
Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won’t let her go…
IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch has already received amazing early reviews! Here's what they have to say about the book:
“Murdoch’s debut is beautifully written. The deep bond between the sisters is almost physically palpable, as is their intense longing for love and acceptance; they will quickly endear themselves to readers.”
-School Library Journal Starred Review
“This deeply affecting story is made all the more so by Carey’s haunting first-person narration… A compelling narrative that is both unflinching about life’s pain and hopeful about its possibilities.”
–Kirkus Starred Review
“Murdoch has written a painful, hopeful, surprisingly quiet book that charts the best and worst of humanity. Her narrative is full of unique yet breathtaking similes, detailed descriptions, and unflinching dialogue... she validates the courage and ingenuity of young people the world over for whom survival is instinctive; protection of siblings is nonnegotiable; and love both a right and a gift bestowed upon those fortunate enough to find it.”
–Booklist Starred Review
VOYA MAGAZINE also gave IF YOU FIND ME a rave review. Check it out below:
“The book is a page-turner. Murdoch has created a moving, riveting read that will have teens staying up late to finish the novel.”
The folks over at St. Martins are generously offering ONE finished copy of If You Find Me we can giveaway to one lucky reader of our blog. I don't know about you, but if I can only enter this contest myself, I probably would because this novel just sounds SO amazing!
Open to US/Canada only
Must be at least 13 years old to enter
Ends March 15th
No cheating! We were pretty lax with giveaway entries before, but this time we will check!
Winner must respond within 48 hours