Review: Watch Me Disappear by Diane V. Mulligan

Watch Me Disappear by Diane V. Mulligan
Published: September 1, 2012
Format: Free Kindle read
Rating: 3/5

Lizzie Richards isn’t excited to be starting over at a new school for her senior year, but she’s trying to take her mother’s advice and make the most of it—the only way she can: By disobeying her strict parents’ rules. Lizzie’s father has moved the family around every few years to advance his career, so she has never had a chance to develop the kind of “BFF” relationships she thinks most kids have. She’s bracing herself for another lonely year at her third high school when her neighbor Maura gets sick of watching her little brother when she could be partying. Thanks to Maura’s plotting, Lizzie becomes everyone’s new favorite babysitter. Seeing her opportunity, Lizzie decides to break her mother’s rules by using Maura’s computer to create a secret Email address and Facebook account. She is quickly friended by Missy, a fellow transfer student as eager for a friend as she is. Things are looking up for Lizzie until Maura’s ex-boyfriend Paul sets his eye on Missy. Caught between her new best friend and the neighbor whose friendship promises instant popularity, Lizzie doesn’t know what to do—because she’s fallen for Paul, too.

My Thoughts
This story had promise and potential yet it just never made it. Lizzie and her family moved at the start of her senior year of high school. She was forced to become friends the girl next door, Missy. One night by babysitting she became serious and ended up going through Missy’s computer. Needless to say Missy figured it out and it became her mission to make Lizzie’s life miserable.

I took that as a sign that something was bound to happen. You know the turning point where you know good or bad, this is the where the action starts. Well, boy was I wrong! Nothing ever happened! It was just a basic story of a year in the life of a high school student. You know parties, going to the mall, hanging with friends. This wouldn’t be wrong, it’s just that I always had a feeling like something was coming ahead but just never did.

I wanted more of a story; I wanted the author to experiment more with the characters.  I felt the author was taking us into one direction, yet the storyline ended up going totally another way. It wasn’t all bad, I just hate when I feel like it’s going a certain way yet it never did. I just felt underwhelmed that’s all.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry it wasn't perfect! But I'm glad yo uenjoyed the story a little bit!! Great review