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When sixteen-year-old Amy returns home, she can't tell her family what s happened to her. She can t tell them where she s been since she and her best friend, her cousin Dee, were kidnapped six years ago who stole them from their families or what s become of Dee. She has to stay silent because she's afraid of what might happen next, and she s desperate to protect her secrets at any cost.
Amy tries to readjust to life at home, but nothing she does feels right. She s a stranger in her own family, and the guilt that she s the one who returned is insurmountable. Amy soon realizes that keeping secrets won t change what's happened, and they may end up hurting those she loves the most. She has to go back in order to move forward, risking everything along the way. Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee is a riveting, affecting story of loss and hope."
- ISBN-13: 9781101996805
- ISBN-10: 1101996803
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: October 2016
- Page Count: 304
- Reading Level: Ages 14-UP
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-08-15
- Reviewer: Staff
This gripping thriller from Thompson (Evil Fairies Love Hair) explores the aftermath of a shocking crime through the eyes of one of its survivors. Amy MacArthur was only 10 when she and her 12-year-old cousin, Dee, were kidnapped by a man named Kyle while playing by the river in their Oregon town. Now Amy is 16, and she has come home without Dee. It’s not the home she left: her parents are divorced, her younger brother can hardly look her in the eye, and her Aunt Hannah is frantic for news about Dee. Dee’s sister, Lee, takes Amy under her wing, and as Amy rediscovers how to live again, she gradually shares the story of the girls’ captivity. As the reason for Amy’s silence becomes horrifyingly clear, it proves increasingly difficult for her to hide the truth of Dee’s fate. Amy and Dee’s story is unthinkable, and their bond and struggle to survive is heart-wrenching. Thompson expertly builds the novel’s tension to an unbearable pitch as she guides readers to a bittersweet, satisfying conclusion. Ages 14–up. Agent: Kate McKean, Howard Morhaim Literary. (Oct.)