Book Review: Missing You by Meg Cabot

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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Missing You by Meg Cabot
(Started: September 17, 2010; Finished: September 20, 2010)

Summary/Description:
Good-bye, Lightning Girl.

Ever since a walk home on a particularly stormy day, Jessica Mastriani has had an ability like no other. She became known worldwide as Lightning Girl--a psychic who could find the location of anyone, dead or alive. Jess finally had no choice but to embrace her newfound talent, and ended up lending her skills to the U.S. government.

But her work for them has taken a terrible toll, and Jess resurfaces months later a shadow of her former self, her powers gone, Lightning Girl no more. Her only hope is starting over in a new place, a big city where nobody knows her.

It's only when Rob Wilkins unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep that she's forced to face her past. Rob, all the way from back home, needs her help. But how can Jess, her powers gone, find anyone, let alone the sister of a man she once loved . . . when she can't even find herself?

Missing You, the fifth and final book in the 1-800-Where-R-You series. (From Goodreads)

Review: 4 stars
Publication Date: December 26, 2006
Publisher: HarperTempest
Shelf: Goodreads

Disclaimer: This is an old review (published last September 17, 2010) but this version is improved and edited.

This is a Twitteresque review (but I think exceeded 140 characters :P) so please bear with me and don't expect a lengthy one. Here we go:

Honestly, I was not satisfied and hooked with the story. It felt flat. The series started great and it should've been given a stronger ending but Meg Cabot wasn't able to do that. As for the characters, I think if the young adult characters, like Rob and Jess, were a little older and mature, I believe the plot would've worked better. Plotwise, I appreciate how the author tackled a worldwide issue that's still rampant nowadays. A bulk of it was still predictable but I wish it wasn't that easy for Jess to solve every single situation just to make it more real and relatable. Maybe if the difficulty of her obstacles were heightened, it could've also boosted the thrill and excitement of the readers--this applies to the second and fourth book of the series as well.

Overall, it was still a decent read and thank God it's over. I'm more than ready to move on to my next book!

Love lots, xx
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