Image of Now You See Her

NOW YOU SEE HER

Image of Now You See Her

Brilliant and beautifully written, Leighton & Stropki’s latest is a story that will captivate readers with its captivating premise. With a skillfully crafted plot layered in mystery and intrigue, readers will be swept along in Amelia’s demise. Amelia’s voice is captivating, raw and honest as she expresses her struggles. Authentic characters, heightened conflicts and sinister scenarios make for a riveting, emotional story that readers will not be able to put down.

On a rainy evening, while driving home after her high school tennis match, Amelia’s car stalls by the side of the road. Amelia steps out of her car and is grabbed by an unknown assailant. Escaping, she runs into the street and gets hit by a car. Hours later, she wakes from unconsciousness in a hospital bed and soon discovers that she is no longer in her own body but the body of perfect, popular Sophie, Amelia’s high school tennis rival. Stunned and confused, Amelia soon discovers that her actual physical self is in a coma and near death. Amelia is desperate to find answers to what is happening to her and what happened by the side of the road. It means pretending to be Sophie, living in a body and having memories that are not her own, and being surrounded by the people in Sophie’s life. It’s an ordeal that shakes and shocks her, but Amelia pushes through as she fights to get answers with the hope of getting back to her original self. (KATHERINE TEGEN, Jun., 320 pp., $17.99, 12 & Up)

Reviewed by: 
Melanie Bates