Title: Jane Anonymous | Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz | Series: N/A | Age: Young Adult | Genre: Contemporary, Mystery | Publication Date: January 7, 2020 | Trigger Warning: Kidnapping | Links: Add on Goodreads • Purchase on *Book Depository
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—.:* Quick Recap!
☆ This book is about a reminisce from a girl who got kidnapped and locked up for seven months.
☆ Read this book if you’re a fan of YA mystery combined with a sense of memoir in it.
☆ You might want to consider it because it includes a lot of graphic scenes.
—.:* More Thoughts
Jane Anonymous was a thrilling ride from start to finish. Following the story of Jane, a seventeen years old girl who got abducted and kept by her kidnapper for seven months, we got to peek at Jane’s past during her abduction and current recovery states. Told in alternating timelines, though we knew that Jane got to escape since the very first page, it was still just as scary to witness her abduction and how everything unraveled.
What I enjoyed the most about this book is the fact that it showed us how a traumatic past can haunt someone for the rest of their life and follow them in every step they take. I also enjoyed Stolarz’s outstanding writing style in this book, where she narrated Jane’s story in a memoir style, making Jane’s emotion and rage feels close to my heart.
Because I can’t sleep.
Because Memory can’t catch me if I keep a fast pace.
Because my parents’ door is closed, but Night can’t shut me out.
Because I’m not supposed to be out at this hour, especially after everything, especially all alone—and so it feels a little like power.
Jane Anonymous was a hard-hitting contemporary, mixed with the thrill of not just an abduction, but also a recovery. With extraordinary execution of telling the story through alternate timeline, bold and raw characters, and unexpected plot, it’s a must read that you don’t want to miss.
—.:* The Verdict!
Thank you to The FFBC for providing me with a review copy for joining Jane Anonymous Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. The quotes above were taken from an advanced review copy and are subject to change upon publication.
—.:* About the Author
Laurie Faria Stolarz grew up in Salem, MA, attended Merrimack College, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston.
Laurie Faria Stolarz is an American author of young adult fiction novels, best known for her Blue is for Nightmares series. Her works, which feature teenage protagonists, blend elements found in mystery and romance novels.
Stolarz found sales success with her first novel, Blue is for Nightmares, and followed it up with three more titles in the series, White is for Magic, Silver is for Secrets, and Red is for Remembrance, as well as a companion graphic novel, Black is for Beginnings. Stolarz is also the author of the Touch series (Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Deadly Little Games, Deadly Little Voices, and Deadly Little Lessons), as well as Bleed and Project 17. With more than two million books sold worldwide, Stolarz’s titles have been named on various awards list.