Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced

Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced
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Publisher Name
The Parliament House
Age Group
12+
Published Date
May 01, 2018
ISBN Number
9788827573075
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Mystery surrounds the town of Summertime, Indiana, where fifteen-year-old Tommy Walker and his little sister are sent to live with relatives they’ve never met. Tommy soon makes friends with Finn Wilds, a rebellious local who lives with his volatile and abusive stepfather, who also happens to be the town’s sheriff. 

Finn invites Tommy to late night meetings in the woods, where Tommy gets to know two girls. He forms a special and unique connection with both girls. The meetings become a place where the kids, who don’t fit in at school, or home can finally belong. As the group of friends begin to unravel clues to a cold case murder and kidnapping— they learn the truth is darker and closer than they ever imagined. Even if they live to tell, will anyone believe them?

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Great Book!
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Give me a sinister tale full of twisty turns and I'm hooked. This book really did pull me into the lives of Tommy, Finn, Silence, and Annie. I kept visualizing this creepy teen movie that has music playing in the background telegraphing danger is near. I couldn't stop reading! I knew something sinister was brewing underneath the surface and boy oh boy was there. This is definitely a cautionary tale. One that just might have you questioning that crazy relative that is always telling wild stories that everyone dismisses. After reading this book, you might just start to pay attention.
I can't recommend this story enough. But once you start reading, you better buckle up buttercup because you are in for the long haul. And you can forget about sleep! Even after the story concludes. I know I'm sleeping with the lights on tonight.
And if you have ever seen that movie, "The Visit" by M. Night, use that as a reference point. One reviewer had it right, this is definitely some "Flowers in the Attic" (insert word).
On a sweet note, I did enjoy the romance element too. I loved that it wasn't the insta love but rather a slow sweet realistic build from friendship to love. It really pulled at my heart. :)
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Friendship, mystery, and suspense!
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This YA contemporary story opens with intrigue(like its interesting cover!) and adds suspenseful layers all the way to the tumultuous end.

Tommy is a realistic, likeable character who’s concerned for his mother (newly arrested for drug abuse) and his littler sister as they are sent to stay with an uncle and aunt they don’t know, in a small town in Indiana.

Once they arrive, Tommy ends up making new friends and getting himself involved in the investigation of a cold murder case from years before. The answers are closer to home than he ever assumed, putting him and his family in danger. But the group of friends won’t just sit back and do nothing.

The rag-tag cast of characters, budding friendships, mystery and wonderful writing pulled me along to the end. R.J. Garcia's writing style makes every scene feel tangible and genuine.
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I read some lines over and over because I really liked the writing style.
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This story started off so interesting and then I couldn't stop reading! I liked the beginning because it let you get to know each of the four main characters before all the madness goes down. The kids are all misfits in their own way. They bond in a small town during late night meetings in the woods. The love story wasn't over the top like a Bella and Edward, but it was more realistic and adorable. It was one of those kisses that you are waiting and waiting for. There are so many twists and turns. When the mystery was finally revealed it made my mouth drop.
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