Nov 15, 2019

You Must Not Miss.

you must not miss.
katrina leno.

Publisher  Little Brown Books.
Publication Date:April 23,2019.
Genre: YA Contemporary|Fantasy.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|304
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Magpie Lewis started writing in her yellow notebook the day her family self-destructed. That was the night Eryn, Magpie's sister, skipped town and left her to fend for herself. That was the night of Brandon Phipp's party.

Now, Magpie is called a slut whenever she walks down the hallways of her high school, her former best friend won't speak to her, and she spends her lunch period with a group of misfits who've all been socially exiled like she has. And so, feeling trapped and forgotten, Magpie retreats to her notebook, dreaming up a place called Near.

Near is perfect--somewhere where her father never cheated, her mother never drank, and Magpie's own life never derailed so suddenly. She imagines Near so completely, so fully, that she writes it into existence, right in her own backyard. It's a place where she can have anything she wants...even revenge. 



Wow, I am not even sure if there are words to describe this book. It was unlike any book that I read before, which was one of my favorites about this book. I could not get enough of the story, unable to put the book down even if I knew that I should because it was getting late. YOU MUST NOT MISS is the third book that I read by KATRINA LENO whose writing style I am already in love with. I love that YOU MUST NOT MISS went back and forth between the real world and the magical world, near. After some time, I felt as if Near became real to me, the way that it was described, I could picture it. It gave me feeling being there along with Magpie. This story is unlike any other young adult book that I read, at least not this year. YOU MUST MISS is a story that you will always remember, but then with everything that happens there, how can you?

There are some disturbing scenes there; even I did not see it coming. Those were the only scenes that were hard for me to read, but then they were pretty graphic in a way. I did not agree with what Magpie did, even if I did understand why she felt that she had to do it. I did like the idea of Near, a place where Magpie could escape, and after what happened with her, I could not blame her for wanting to escape. The descriptions, the emotions in this book were breathtaking. As a reader, I felt as I could feel all the feelings that she was feeling, fear, sadness, anger. All of them were so vivid. You cannot help but wonder what is going happen next and that is what keeping you turning the pages, until the very last page.

I loved that this book was different, it made it unique. I know that if I did not have a hectic schedule I could read it in one day. I did not want to stop and there were few times that I couldn’t. I loved the title, how can you not help but with the title like YOU MUST NOT MISS . I know that the title itself will make you pick up the book, that what drew me to the book, besides the author. If you love contemporary with a mix of fantasy then you should check this book out now. I cannot wait to see what KATRINA LENO has in store for us next. An author that is worth checking out. Her books will take your breath away.


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