Waiting on Wednesday: The Leaving

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine.

The Leaving
Author: Tara Altebrando
Published: June 7th 2016, by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 432
Genre: Young Adult Mystery Thriller
IBSN: 9781619638037

Six were taken. Eleven years later, five come back–with no idea of where they’ve been.
Eleven years ago, six kindergarteners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to.
Until today. Today five of those kids return. They’re sixteen, and they are . . . fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mom she barely recognizes, and doesn’t really recognize the person she’s supposed to be, either. But she thinks she remembers Lucas. Lucas remembers Scarlett, too, except they’re entirely unable to recall where they’ve been or what happened to them. Neither of them remember the sixth victim, Max. He doesn’t come back. Everyone wants answers. Most of all Max’s sister Avery, who needs to find her brother–dead or alive–and isn’t buying this whole memory-loss story. (Goodreads)

My thoughts:

This book has a really interesting premise to me. Last week I commented that I love to read mystery thrillers and that I don’t read them often enough. So this week I have another mystery thriller book on my WoW. This book I already have pre-ordered. It kind of reminds me of some tv shows out there, not that I watch them but they seem similar. I have been reading reviews on this story a lot lately, they are very mixed about the book. But that really just makes me more intrigued. I hope to find out for myself if I enjoy this book or not.

About the author:

I went to Harvard and studied American Government, which it turned out was not really my bag. Oh well.

I collect spoons. Not just any ole kitchen spoon, but collector’s spoons from cities and sites around the country and the world. I have, oh, maybe one hundred and fifty of them. Booyah!

I have lived in four out of the five boroughs of New York City (Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens but not THE Bronx!) and also in Dublin, Ireland and, well, Boston (for college).

I was a music journalist when living in Dublin and interviewed groups like Rage Against the Machine, Duran Duran, The Frames (Glen Hansard!) and more.

I once (for a whole year!) saw fit to do stand-up comedy. Word on the street is I had good jokes but terrible stage presence.

I have a substantial collection of weird records from the 1950s and 1960s because they were left in the garage (hundreds of them!) of the house I now own.

I own a small trampoline that I use for exercise. We have high ceilings.

I have never had a full-time job! Ever! It’s rather remarkable, really, as is the fact that I once had a job where I got paid to watch television. (www.taraaltebrando.com)

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5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Leaving

  1. I received this one in advance. I haven’t started it yet though. I’m not really sure what I was thinking. My son is the age of the kids when the my disappear. I think I’m asking for sleepless nights of checking on my son nonstop 😆 Hope you (and I) enjoy it 🙂

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