Review of: Torn to Pieces by Margot McDonnell
Release date: September 9th 2008
Publisher: Delacorte Books for young readers
Anne is a 17-year-old girl who lives with her quirky mother. Ever since Anne was little her mother and her (and her grandparents) would move around every once in a while. Anne's mom is a writer so she does a lot of traveling and Anne stays by herself in their house but often stays with her grandparents just down the street because it's creepy being alone in that big house.
Anne has always found her mother to be a bit strange by the furniture that she buys and the long business trips that she takes. But her mother has always been a stable mother figure for Anne and Anne hasn't minded her mother's long trips because she always comes back and is always there for Anne. But when her mother misses Anne's birthday she knows that something is up. Not once has her mother ever missed her birthday, no matter what. Immediately Anne starts to investigate, starting off with asking her grandparents questions. When that doesn't work so well she starts to dig further. Who knows what she may find out..
This book was so addicting. I read it in like two days. It really was a page turner. It seemed kind of like a mystery to me. I had to keep guessing what was going to happen. Anne was such a determined character. She would stop at nothing to find out what was going on with her mother and I loved that about her. The secondary characters were pretty awesome as well. All in all this was just a really good book to me. The writing was really great and the suspense was awesome. I'd check this one out if you're in for some mystery and suspense.