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The Disappearance of Emily H.

by Barrie Summy

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Eighth grader Raine has an unusual skill; she can see the "sparkle" given off by the remnant of a memory, scoop it up with her hand, and then relive the memory.
This ability is going to come in very handy when she decides to try to figure out what happened to the girl who used to live in the house Raine now lives in.
As she tries to solve the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Emily Huvar, Raine comes across a number of memories that all point to a variety of suspects.
This was a fast and enjoyable read recommended for reluctant middle school readers. ( )
  JRlibrary | Dec 28, 2015 |
Quite a page turner. I'm surprised that this is not a YA book. It felt more like high school than middle school to me. I guess Nancy Drew was like this when I was a child. I liked the central character a lot. Some of the others were not as fully developed. ( )
  njcur | Jul 21, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385739435, Hardcover)

A girl who can see the past tries to save the future in this compelling tween mystery.
 
A girl is missing. Three girls are lying. One girl can get to the truth.
 
Emily Huvar vanished without a trace. And the clues are right beneath Raine’s fingertips. Literally. Raine isn’t like other eighth graders. One touch of a glittering sparkle that only Raine can see, and she’s swept into a memory from the past. If she touches enough sparkles, she can piece together what happened to Emily.
 
When Raine realizes that the cliquey group of girls making her life miserable know more than they’re letting on about Emily’s disappearance, she has to do something. She’ll use her supernatural gift for good . . . to fight evil.
 
But is it too late to save Emily?

Sparkling praise for THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EMILY H.:

The Disappearance of Emily H has everything—a quirky, believable heroine, a complex mystery that keeps you guessing, and even a touch of the paranormal. Readers won’t put this one down until the final sparkle.” — Gordon Korman, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“An extra-special extrasensory suspense story with unexpected twists and turns.” —Eric Walters, author of The Rule of Three

"An involving mystery thriller with a touch of fantasy and just a hint of romance."--Booklist

"Realistically captures the quiet horror of bullying . . .  the mystery of Emily’s whereabouts unfolds with gripping tension and a dramatic conclusion."--PW

"Magic exposes the extent of vicious school bullying in this arresting middle school mystery."--Kirkus Reviews

"Will be well received . . . a scary exposé on the power of cell phones and the Internet in high schools." --VOYA

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