Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
Published by Penguin
Mila is on a roadtrip across the USA with her father. They are looking for his best friend but Mila discovers a more important truth. Sometimes the act of searching reveals more than the final discovery can. Adults do not have all the answers. It all depends what questions you ask.
Meg Rosoff is an author I am always desperate to read after loving her first book completely. Picture Me Gone was therefore a book I have been desperately looking forward to for a fair while now.
So did I love Picture Me Gone as much as I loved How I Live Now? No however there was certainly a lot I liked about it but I wasn't bowled over.
I loved how original it was. There's nothing out there that I've read that I can think of that I could compare it to (and I read over 200 books in a year). I enjoyed being drawn into the world of the book and being surprised and not being able to guess what was going to happen.
I loved the main character Mila completely. This story is very much her coming of age story as she discovers things aren't what she thought they were. I loved seeing her puzzle out the world around her and seeing her take on the world as she sees it. A special mention has to go to Honey the dog who I loved completely.
The story itself is a slow burner. Mila goes with her father to New York to find out where his best friend has gone. In a bid to find him Mila and her father go off on a road trip. I must admit I was as keen on the slow pace and found myself as times wondering when something was going to happen and it wasn't until a bit of a twist half way through that I found myself really drawn in by the story.
So certainly a good read on the whole but not one that instantly drew me in.
You'll love this if you loved
What I was by Meg Rosoff