The Stranger Game is a dark, suspenseful, and twisty young adult novel—perfect for fans of Lauren Oliver and E. Lockhart—about fifteen-year-old Nico Walker, whose sister returns home after a four-year disappearance.
When Nico Walker's older sister mysteriously disappears, her parents, family, and friends are devastated. But Nico can never admit what she herself feels: relief at finally being free of Sarah's daily cruelties.
Then the best and worst thing happens: four years later, after dozens of false leads, Sarah is found.
But this girl is much changed from the one Nico knew. She's thin and drawn, where Sarah had been golden and athletic; timid and unsure, instead of brash and competitive; and strangest of all, sweet and kind, when she had once been mean and abusive. Sarah's retrograde amnesia has caused her to forget almost everything about her life, from small things like the plots of her favorite books and her tennis game to the more critical—where she's been the last four years and what happened at the park on the fateful day she vanished. Despite the happy ending, the dark details of that day continue to haunt Nico, and it becomes clear that more than one person knows the true story of what happened to Sarah. . .
This book was so fantastic to read! A story about a missing girl, and then the girl coming back! That was so great, and yeah, it was strange because, well, part of it was the title. But part of it was what was happening, because the girl that came back was not like the one that left!
The way this story was told was really fantastic! We got Nico in the present, and then we got Sarah in the past. And yeah, that gave a really great look at the full story! And yeah, it added to the creep factor, that the present was pretty great, and the past wasn't!
The Sarah that left, she wasn't a nice person. She was abusive, both verbally and physically, to Nico. And there were all the differences between the Sarah that left, and the one that came back. And yeah, there were questions there!
Finally, we were told what had happened, on both sides, and things came together! You could guess what had happened, because it's happened before. But the details, those were what made this story great, and I loved reading it!
This book was creepy, even the ending, but it was also fantastic! Loved it!
Author: Cylin Busby
Read: November 30th, 2016
Reason Why: Sounded really great! And it's a SAC 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: October 25th 2016