Watch Me Disappear - Diane Vanaskie Mulligan

Rage! I feel a slight rage towards this book. Not the 'I hate the book' kind of rage, but the 'I could slap some of the characters senseless' kind.Lizzie is a girl who arrives in a new town and has had a limited social life in the past. She's the type of girl who has never had a cellphone, hasn't got a Facebook page or even an email address. Her parents have made sure of that.


When she meets Maura and Maura tricks her parents into getting Lizzie as a babysitter, that is when Lizzie's wings start to spread and she's starts to get more involved with social networking.I think the thing that really got to me was the unrequited love aspect of this book. There was a part of me that hoped that one character would end up getting what they wanted. I cursed this book. I raged on some of the characters and I came away from the book feeling like I wanted to hit someone.Paul came across as a nice friendly guy and he was up front and honest, but he also came across as a sleaze. What kind of boy would give a girl hope that something romantic would come of their relationship, when all the time he was just using her to get close to her best friend?" Yeah, raging all over the place. Sure, he was upfront, but, grrrr.


There was just a depth of betrayal in this book and the 'sisters before misters' went right out the window. Sure you can't help who you fall in love with, but you sure as hell don't drop your friends because you have a boyfriend. If you do, you're a fool, because they're the ones who are there for you when you go into crisis mode. But that's what happened in this book.There's so much about this book that I want to say, but I can't because I'd be giving you spoilers left, right and center. This way I keep you guessing. But, I really love how it got to me - and in a way where books usually don't. I guess it was the topic.


Haha, yeah, I was dramatic in this review but it's the way I felt.I don't know how to even explain the complexities in this book. It wasn't so much the writing that made it so, but the relationships. It was a very relationship driven book. The one good thing about this book was that it was in no way boring. I read the whole story in only a few hours, because I just couldn't wait to see what happened.Anyway, I would recommend this book to anyone who like relationship-driven books.Now for my rating:-three out of five stars.