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(Mobile book) The Night My Sister Went Missing

The Night My Sister Went Missing Carol Plum-Ucci ePub | *DOC | audiobook | ebooks | Download PDF

#1708731 in Books 2008-11-01 2008-11-01Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 7.00 x .54 x 5.00l, .34 #File Name: 0152061916214 pages | File size: 45.Mb Carol Plum-Ucci : The Night My Sister Went Missing before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Night My Sister Went Missing: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. a solid YA mysteryBy SharifCasey Carmody disappears into the dark waters at a night-time party in a small town. It's unsure if she dove, was pushed off, or fell off the pier after gunfire was heard. Casey's brother Kurt, who was at the party but didn't see what happened, wants to get to the bottom of things, hoping his sister is alive somewhere. All fingers are pointing to Stacy Kearney, who brought a derringer to the party. Stacy's pregnant and Casey's boyfriend may be the father. Also, Stacy has secrets swirling around her which involve her seedy family. When I was reading this, I couldn't wait to see whodunit and if/when Casey would reappear.


Carol Plum Ucci's THE NIGHT MY SISTER WENT MISSING is a solid YA mystery with delightful twists and turns.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Good story - but slow.By Shandy L. KurthThe story was good and could have been great if it was a quicker pace. I heard the same gossip 15 different ways which can be effective and interesting but really just made this story drag.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Plum-Ucci's Best So FarBy Ayelin WrenI loved this book. I felt I could relate to the characters well. The twists and turns in the story will keep you reading and not wanting to put it down. Some of the subject matter is a bit mature for younger readers. A tiny pistol, passed from friend to friend at a party on an abandoned pier, suddenly firesand Casey Carmody falls into the water below. Kurt, Caseys older brother, endures a seemingly endless night at the police station while the coast guard searches for his sister and his friends are questioned, one by one.Was the gunfire accidental or deliberate? Or was the whole drama one of Caseys practical jokes? And where is Caseyor her bodynow? Includes an interview with the author and a readers guide. From School Library JournalGrade 9 UpIt's the middle of the night in a small New Jersey beach town, and Kurt Carmody, 17, has questions about what happened minutes ago at the pier, when a shot was heard and his 15-year-old sister, Casey, plunged (or dove?) off and disappeared. Why did erratic Stacy Kearney bring a gun to the pierand why are so many of Kurt's friends eager to point the finger at her? What does any of it have to do with rumors that Stacy is pregnant and that Casey's boyfriend may be the father, or that Stacy's pig of a father is a blight on the town and her rich mother a cheating drug addict? Kurt's hour-by-hour narration takes readers from the town's police station to the pitch-black beach, where choppers search the waters. In classic crime-fiction style, Kurt pieces together the night, eavesdropping on statements, questioning key figures, and trying to make sense of Stacy's increasingly disturbing backstoryall the while questioning human nature, his friendships, and his post-high-school plans. Plum-Ucci struggles with pace early on, and her supporting characters are one-dimensional. While the mystery is engrossing and the dramatic ending satisfying, if overdone, it is Kurt's emotional growth that forms the heart of the story and has the most to offer readers. Fans of the author's novels or crime fiction in general will welcome this addition to the genre.Riva Pollard, The Winsor School Library, Boston Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.From BooklistA shot rings out at a beach party. A girl falls backward--or dives forward--into the water and disappears. Her older brother, Kurt, remains in the police station all night anxious for word and spying on those who come to give their statements. The thread running through the speculations and accusations is Stacy Kearny, a poor little rich girl, whose explosive family secrets make her a prime suspect in the shooting. Plum-Ucci returns to a familiar topic--a missing young person and the questions raised by the disappearance--to explore class prejudice, teen cruelty, and loyalty between friends. There's no doubt Plum-Ucci can tell a heck of a story. But there are chinks in the narrative's armor: characters tend to sound the same, and the one-way mirror in the station that enables Kurt to spy on the witnesses sticks out like the device that it is. Still, readers will be turning pages as new information is dispensed in each chapter, moving and changing the story in unexpected ways. They'll race to the ending and won't guess it until they get there. Ilene CooperCopyright American Library Association. All rights reserved "Plum-Ucci can tell a heck of a story. . . . [Readers will] race to the ending and wont guess it until they get there."Booklist

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