book review YA fiction

If You’re Out There

Is Zan being “ghosted” by her best friend, Priya? That is the question that you as the reader will struggle with throughout this story, Priya moved out to California and seemed happy on Instagram but has close to zero contact with anyone that she used to know.

Zan’s parents think that Priya may be re-inventing herself. Zan finds that hard to believe and starts her investigation. This YA mystery kept me glued to my Kindle as I sped read through a rainy, windy afternoon.

As a bonus, you get a love story side plot and a realistic, honest portrayal of the adults in her life.

I’d hand this to kids in the 8th grade and up.

Please note that I received a free advance E ARC of this book from Edelweiss without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.

If You’re Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser

March 5, 2019

By Jenny Naughton

JENNY NAUGHTON and her husband share their 1930's era Chicago home with four sons and a daughter. A voracious reader, Jen reviews books before their release for dozens of publishers on her page: Windy City Reader. Jen also blogs (on WordPress!) about classical, mostly secular, home education at Good Enough Homeschool.
In her spare time, she runs an online book club for teens and helps other home educating family match their kids with the perfect book for them.
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