Published September 2nd 2008 by Simon Pulse
Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared.
Once upon a time, my name was not Alice.
Once upon a time, I didn’t know how lucky I was.
When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends — her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over.
Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her. This is Alice’s story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget. (Goodreads)
Still collecting my thoughts….
Truly haunting & disturbing. Beautifully written. There were definitely times I had to set this book down to collect my thoughts and remind myself I was reading a book. It’s terrifying because I know this is similar to true stories of girls who are abducted. This one makes your skin crawl, but the story is worth it.
Characters-5 Plot-5 Setting-5 Purpose-5 Resolution-5
Hey there, I’m Elizabeth. I write young adult novels. I live just outside Washington DC with my husband and dog, and am unable to pass a bookstore without stopping and going inside. All right, and I can’t leave without buying at least one book. Usually two. (Or more!)