They want me back...I don't want to go. Piper Winslow’s life is destroyed when her mother is arrested for kidnapping her as an infant. With her mom in jail and her real family trying to reclaim her as Greta—her birth name—she runs away. Despite close calls and an illegal border crossing, Piper and an unlikely passenger are on the adventure of a lifetime, while eluding authorities and dominating headlines Unfortunately, her birth parent’s have unlimited resources. Piper is discovered and returned to her real family as Greta… but not everyone is happy to see her. As Piper struggles to cope in her new life, she hits one obstacle after another. This family that appears so perfect on the outside harbors secrets, and nothing is as it seems. Will she ever be fully accepted? Will she ever fit in? Will they stop calling her Greta?
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I loved Piper/Greta as a character. She’s strong and isn’t afraid to stand up for herself. She’s clever too. I couldn’t believe how long she was able to evade the police when she was on the run. I devoured this book! The drama was intense and the characters were interesting and complex. Her bio mom was absolutely horrible and so was her older sister. They were awful to Piper. Her bio dad was incredible and was one of the best parts of this story.
The romance could have been a bit better. I didn’t feel that strong of a connection between Finn and Piper. It almost felt like they were going through the motions. I was more interested in the drama going on with her family. That was what kept me turning the pages. When the story focused on her relationship with Finn, it felt like the pacing slowed way down. I just didn’t care as much about their relationship. I wanted more of the kidnapping drama.
DON’T CALL ME GRETA is a fast-paced story of a girl whose life gets turned upside down. Her tale is unforgettable and will stay with the reader for a long time. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves to read suspenseful stories for teens.