Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Missing by Catherine Macphail

Catherine Macphail's Missing proves to be a very interesting book.  The author really captivated me with her use of imagery.  I was so entranced in this book that I rarely put it down until I was finished with it.
     This book is about a girl named Maxine whos brother has ran away.  Her family is completely devastated and all that Maxine wants is for her parents to pay more attention to her.  But she gets more "attention" than she had ever bargained for when she starts getting mysterious phone calls from her presumably dead brother and again when she thinks she sees him one day.  She struggles with many conflicts when she has to decide between what she believes in and what she has seen.
     The theme of this book states that you cannot always believe what you think is true.  When Maxines dad examines a body and confirms that it is her brothers body, that is what her family believes for a while.  But when some funky stuff starts happening to Maxines family, they all are forced to reconsider the fact that Derek may in fact not be dead. 
     I would reccomend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery because this book will definetely keep you on edge. This  book is a quick read, and it offers insight to what you would feel like if something tragic like this had happened in your family. 

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