Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Losing Leah by Tiffany King - OPTIONAL

Losing Leah by Tiffany King, 312 pages.  Feiwel and Friends, 2018.  $18.  

Content: Language: R (48 swears; 4 “f”); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13.  



Ten years ago, Mia was kidnapped from her front yard at six years old.  The kidnapper, Judy, insists that Mia calls her “Mother” and locks Mia up in the basement and abuses her often, but when Judy takes it too far, Mia has to muster the strength to escape her prison or she will die.  At home, Mia’s twin, Leah, has always felt a deep loss for her sister, but lately she can’t hardly function without obsessing about the dark shadow that is following her.  Leah knows the shadow has to do with Mia but doesn’t know where to turn for help.  The two sisters’ lives are about to come together with unexpected consequences.  

Holy mercy, I couldn’t put this book down!  I would escape to this book throughout the day to see what was going to happen and I audibly commented on different events throughout the book.  Mia is a great character and the story pulled me in from the beginning.  The violence is abuse and self harm and the language in the only thing keeping this from being essential.  

Reviewer, C. Peterson

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