Friday, March 21, 2014

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch Review and Giveaway

If You Find Me

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15793231-if-you-find-me

There are some things you can’t leave behind…

A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys.

Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won’t let her go… a dark past that hides many a secret, including the reason Jenessa hasn’t spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come crashing down.

I don't know how to put my thoughts into words when it comes to this book. I really don't. If You Find Me broke my heart in tiny little pieces. As I reader, I always experienced this feeling of wishing I could dive in the book and save the day. I've never wanted to be able to do this more than with this book. Not to save the day but only to hug Carey and Jenessa. I wanted to adopt these girls and give them all the love they never got from their own mother. Even now thinking about  it brings tears to my eyes. This part of the book was so hard to read. The abuse and neglect these girls experienced made me feel like I couldn't breathe and powerless because I couldn't help them.   

Even though my heart broke in parts of this book I just couldn't help but loving it. In all that darkness and sadness there was hope and healing. I didn't trust anybody just like Carey but in the end almost all of the people she crossed after she got rescued from the camper were so amazing to her and her sister. Her dad and stepmom were highlights in the book. These people wanted nothing else but to make the girls happy and comfortable. They showed the sisters  love and what being a real parent is all about. Their relationship was just beautiful.

This book is beautifully written and is definitely a fast read. I know it sounds like a depressing book, but it really isn't. It was so amazing and powerful. I hope you guys give it a try. I really do.



I'll be giving away a paperback copy of If You Find Me. This giveaway is INT'l and will end on 4/3/14.

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23 comments:

  1. I've heard a lot of things about this book and it's been on my to-read list forever! Thanks for the giveaway!!! *crossing my fingers*

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  2. I will definitely have to be in the right kind of mood to tackle this one, but I do intend to tackle it. This is the kind of painful YA contemporary read I can handle (no one dying of cancer, etc.), and it sounds incredibly powerful. I can't wait to learn about Carey and Jenessa for myself. Great review!

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I hope you do give it a try! You won't regret it!

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  3. I heard so many good things about this book.
    Thanks for a chance to win this.

    Mariska

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  4. It sounds wonderful! Thank you for the amazing giveaway and the review! :)

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  5. Wasn't this book fabulous? Not an easy read but one well worth the read for sure.

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    1. Amazing! It was so gorgeous. I want to re-read because I can't get Carey and her sister out of my head.

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  6. Your thoughts made me have to read this book. It's a dark topic and hard to write I'm sure. Sounds like the author did an excellent job and this is on my to buy list if I don't win it! Thanks for a chance to win!

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    1. I hope when you read it you love it as much as I did!

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  7. this looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. You know, if it weren't for your review I probably would've never picked this book up. The cover doesn't appeal to me (I judge based on the cover... gah). Now that I've read the summary, it does sound like something that I'd enjoy. Your review makes that point, too. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    -Marianne Robles

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  9. This looks like a good read. Thanks for the chance.

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  10. This book sounds like it was made of awesome. Fab review! How can I possibly resist this book now? Ooh, and thanks for the chance. Us international peeps appreciate it! :)

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  11. I have heard so many good things about this book!

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  12. Aww right? I wanted to jump in there and hug and save them, too! I also love books that deal with such heartbreaking stories but come out feeling hopeful and overall positive. This is one of my favs as well! :D

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  13. A review that says must read for me.

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  14. I've wanted to read this for a while now. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. The book sounds good! I love the mystery element! :) Thanks for the post and giveaway!

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  16. yay! Another to read :)))
    Thanks!

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  17. Thanks for the chance to win an amazing book. This story line is close to my heart. I have an adopted son and know their are so many children out there who need to be rescued. Those of us who are fortunate enough to be in a loving family should be very grateful and pray for those who aren't.

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  18. Sounds exciting. Can't wait for the winner to be chosen.

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  19. This book looks great! I can't wait to see who wins :)

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  20. this book sounds great! thankss for the giveaway!

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