“Ellie Frias has never wanted to be popular, she just wants to blend in, to be accepted. But then Caleb Breward, tells her she’s beautiful and makes her believe it.
Ellie loves Caleb, but sometimes she’s not sure she likes him that much – his awkward smile, the possessive way he touches her, his harsh tone, how he ignores her one minute and can’t get enough the next. And then, on one black night, Ellie discovers the monster her boyfriend really is.
Ellie wasn’t the first girl Caleb raped. But she was the first he murdered.
Now, trapped, unable to move on, she witnesses him shatter the lives of other girls again and again. Powerless and alone, Ellie tries to keep hold of happier memories, always waiting – hoping – that someone will find her.
But no one searches for a girl they never noticed in the first place. ”
Genre: Young Adult
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Quote: “I disappeared before I actually did. And now, I’m trapped here. Forgotten.”
This was an extremely strong and very powerful story about rape. The concept is so so important and the story is just incredible.
The story focuses on our main character, Ellie. Ellie is instantly likeable and we follow her through her experience, all her thoughts and feelings too. It allows the reader to understand why some rape victims don’t tell anyone and how their experiences effect them.
The pace of story was very fast. It had short chapters and short sentences which I loved because it made it so easy to read and follow.
I didn’t want to put this book down, I wanted to keep reading and it was such an easy page turner.
Downfalls of the book were that some parts got repeated at times but this wasn’t enough to put me off. It’s also listed in the thriller genre which I wouldn’t agree with. This book isn’t a thriller, it’s a very suitable book for young adults but definitely not a thriller.
Overall I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it. It was so insightful and as I said, extremely powerful.