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The BookBrowse Review

Published September 20, 2017

ISSN: 1930-0018

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Book Jacket

Disappeared
by Francisco X. Stork
26 Sep 2017
336 pages
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN-13: 9780545944472
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You've never read a Francisco X. Stork novel like this before! A missing girl, a determined reporter, and a young man on the brink combine for a powerful story of choices, suspense, and survival.

Four Months Ago

Sara Zapata's best friend disappeared, kidnapped by the web of criminals who terrorize Juarez.

Four Hours Ago

Sara received a death threat - and with it, a clue to the place where her friend is locked away.

Four Weeks Ago

Emiliano Zapata fell in love with Perla Rubi, who will never be his so long as he's poor.

Four Minutes Ago

Emiliano got the chance to make more money than he ever dreamed - just by joining the web.

In the next four days, Sara and Emiliano will each face impossible choices, between life and justice, friends and family, truth and love. But when the web closes in on Sara, only one path remains for the siblings: the way across the desert to the United States.

"Starred Review. A tense thriller elevated by Stork's nuanced writing and empathy for every character, including the villains - superb." - Kirkus

"Starred Review. A timely and touching novel that will surely engross fans of true crime stories. This title would be a welcome addition to young adult collections. Grades 8 and up." - School Library Journal

"Starred Review. Stork uses parallel story lines to flesh out the two protagonists and then slowly brings them together to a harrowing climax. Not only does this result in a riveting story, it also highlights the harsh complexity of young Mexicans' lives. Readers will find this thrilling as well as eye-opening." - Booklist

"Part thriller, part sociological study, the novel sheds light on poverty, corruption, and greed while bringing readers intimately close to the plight of those who illegally cross borders with the hope of a brighter future. " - Publishers Weekly

Francisco X. Stork is the author of Marcelo in the Real World, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award for Teens and the Once Upon a World Award; The Last Summer of the Death Warriors, which was named to the YALSA Best Fiction for Teens list and won the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award; and Irises. He lives near Boston with his wife. You can find him on the web at www.franciscostork.com and @StorkFrancisco.

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