Monday, November 17, 2014

See Jane Run by Hannah Jayne

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Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 272
My rating: 3 stars
Ages: 14+

Riley is an ordinary high school student with overprotective parents. Her biggest worry is convincing them to let her go on a college trip--until she finds a birth certificate in her baby book for Jane O'Leary. Suddenly, Riley doesn't know what's real or not, and with someone following her, Riley is certain that the truth her parents are hiding about Jane is nothing good.

Anyone familiar with the book The Face on the Milk Carton might be reminded of it for the first half of the book. In fact, I believe there are even references to that book with this one--including the term "daymare." The difference between Face and Jane is that Riley's discovery completely changes how she views everyone around her--including her parents, though they have always been loving and kind, if not a little protective. That really bothered me--I wish that she had just asked her parents about the birth certificate. If she had asked them at least once before going a little crazy, I think I could have accepted it.

However, it turned into a story that was interesting to read, though didn't take too long. I read it in one day, with my reading only taking place on my lunch break and after work. So if you want something to read, but don't have a lot of time, this would be a good one. It's not very thought provoking, and it's a little predictable, but sometimes you just need a book like that.

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