Author:Thureson, Catherine
Position:Brief article - Book review - Young adult review

Sasha Dawn; BLINK; Carolrhoda Lab (Children's: Young Adult Fiction) 17.99 ISBN: 9781512439779

Byline: Catherine Thureson

Adolescent Josh is not fond of his life in Sugar Creek, Illinois, a small town where not much happens. When he learns that his mother has been seeing his ex-stepfather again despite an order of no contact, things get worse.

But then an intriguing girl, Chatham, walks into his life, claiming that she's in town to find her runaway sister. There is more to her story than what she's telling. Josh works with Chatham and begins to learn about her past, what brought her to Sugar Creek, and how she just might hold the key to finally discovering what happened to Rachel, a four-year-old who was kidnapped twelve years ago.

Blink is a tightly crafted and thoroughly satisfying mystery with a sympathetic lead who is driven by an instinct to help and protect those who need it. Josh has a troubled home...

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