What are the best YA books with missing persons ?

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    #117 & Gone

    17 & Gone
    17 & Gone is a thrilling mystery and suspense novel for young adults written by Nova Ren Suma. It was released in March 2013. It is about a teenager who is having visions of 17-year-old girls suddenly disappearing.


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    Tang Zhou
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A hauntingly beautiful tale that is hard to put down. Although the MC Lauren is complex and original, I think the readers need to know more about her (other than her communications with the lost girls). Also, the part of the book when you discover what happened to Abby needs to be a little clearer. The supporting characters appear to be realistic as does the revelation about Lauren. This novel presents the opportunity for discussions about mental illnesses not to mention other themes. Overall, I found this book to be very thought-provoking and suspenseful. "
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    #2Me, the Missing, and the Dead

    Me, the Missing, and the Dead

    Me, the Missing, and the Dead is a mystery and suspense novel written by Jenny Valentine. It was originally released in 2008. It is about a 15-year-old boy looking for his father who has been missing in the last five years.


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    Phillip White
    Written on May 20, 2018
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    #3Don't Look Back

    Don't Look Back

    Don't Look Back is a strange suspense novel written by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout. It was published in April 2014. It is about a former "It" girl who returned from her sudden disappearance without her memories.


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    Kathy Russell
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I was unsure of this book at first but think of it like this. Imagine yourself being a certain way, maybe you like it or maybe you don't. You get kidnapped and then after a while you come back, but you can't remember anything! What happened? Why can't you remember anything? As time goes on, you start to piece it back together and you realize that maybe you didn't want to remember anything. This book is exactly like this and it has great characters. Read it right now!"
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    Bonechiller is a thrilling suspense and mystery novel for young adults written by Graham McNamee. It was released on October 9, 2008. It is about a mysterious force that kidnaps children in a Canadian town every winter.

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    Jack Lopez
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This books is a good fit if you are a thriller book fan and you are interested in missing person stories! It will give you real chills when you get into the story. I think it is def. a great and relevant book when you want to read stories about missing person. It keeps you wonder what is happening, what this character has to do with the whole mystery. Then at the end it gives you the answers and you will close the book and think "ah! what a journey!" Also, this book is very educational by showing strong female characters in it, I think it is encouraging. "
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    Choker is a thrilling suspense and mystery novel for young adults written by Elizabeth Woods. It was first released in 2011. It is about a girl and her best friend, who is a suspect in the disappearance and murder of a 16-year-old girl.

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    Michelle Foster
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I think this book was good for a teenage girl, it was a bit too dramatic and hard to relate to for myself. My 14 year old daughter enjoyed it a lot, she loved the characters and felt really connected with the friendship between the girls. She read it in a weekend and was happy with it"
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    Missing is a 1982 historical drama film about an American writer who disappears during the Chilean coup d'etat and his family tries to find him. It was directed by Costa-Gavras. The movie stars Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, and Melanie Mayron.


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    Alexander Duncan
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a great book for young adults that tackle the somewhat serious topic missing persons, and it does so without being overly dramatic or inaccurate in the information it presents. The storyline has a pretty good pace and was overall enjoyed by my nephew. Out of boredom I've read it as well and it's not a bad piece of work at all. Highly recommended."
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    #7The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan

    The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan
    The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan is a thrilling suspense and mystery novel for young adults written by Gia Cribbs. It will be released on May 29, 2018. It is about a teen girl in a witness security program.


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    Grace Gao
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Easily one of the best books around. I got around to it a bit late in life I feel like but better late than never. First and foremost, the main character Alex is the biggest draw in. His attitude of trying to get what he wants by any means necessary regardless of who it hurts is something that makes a unique and interesting protagonist. The language of the book is also very well crafted, pretty sure I'm going to be calling milk "moloko" for the rest of my life now. The way the book speaks on juveniles is fascinating to think about and the way it can apply today years after this book been published. I've met all kinds of kids who were up to the wrong things and how they were handled after they got caught and this book really goes into that. It makes you think, "can people like 'Alex' really be corrected from there ways on immediate apprehension or do they simply grow out of it?" Any book that makes you ask big questions about the world around you is clearly a good read."
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    #8Paper Towns

    Paper Towns
    Paper Towns is a book by JohnGreen that tells a story about Margo and Quentin. Margo is famous in their university but her friends betrayed her so she asked for Quentin's help to prank them, but the next day she's gone missing.

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    Jane Medina
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I love John Green's novels, and this one is no exception. Margo is a very likeable character, and I hope my friends are willing to go through what she does if I ever go missing."
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    #9The Lovely Bones

    The Lovely Bones
    Susie is a 14 years old girl who has the chance of seeing how life goes on after she dies: she is able to see how everyone copes with her loss, how her family still has hopes of finding her despite being already dead and how the man who raped and killed her continues his life.

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    Mark Welch
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "The Lovely Bones is a quintessential YA story that unfortunately falls to many of the stereotypical conventions of this age that are quite common in YA stories. While the story can be engaging at times, it is often also predictable and doesn't do anything to make you think terribly much about what's happening. There are some moments that will evoke emotions from you, but they are far and few between the pages of the story."
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    #10Pretty Little Liars

    Pretty Little Liars

    Pretty Little Liars is a young adult contemporary mystery fiction written by Sara Shepard. it is first published in 2006 by Harper Collins Publishers. 


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    Amalia Martínez
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The books are my total guilty pleasure! It really reminds me of some of the R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike books that I read as a teen. It's is filled with drama, suspense and mystery, but it also brings together friendship and bravery. Four best friends, Aria, Hanna, Emily and Spencer, are separated by the death of their friend Alison DeLaurentis, as she has mysteriously disappeared. The book also touches on other serious topics like death, homosexuality, drug and alcohol use among minors, and bulimia to name a few. Highly Recommended!"


Best What are the best YA books with missing persons
117 & GoneBooks 33 Paid
2Me, the Missing, and the DeadBooks 30 Paid
3Don't Look BackBooks 27 Paid
4BonechillerBooks 27 Paid
5ChokerBooks 25 Paid
6MissingMovies 23 Paid
7The Disappearance of Sloane SullivanBooks 19 Paid
8Paper TownsBooks 16 Paid
9The Lovely BonesBooks 14 Paid
10Pretty Little Liars Books 6 Paid

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