Synopses & Reviews
KIRKUS called this heart-pounding YA mystery "gripping...Sibling loyalty, quirky characters, misplaced trust and the very questionable kindness of a stranger guarantee a riveting read."
Nina was beautiful, wild, and adored by her younger sister, Ellie. But one day, Nina disappeared. 2 years later, everyone has given up hope that Nina will return, but Ellie knows her sister is out there. If only Ellie had a clue where to look.Then she gets one, in the form of a mysterious drawing. Determined to find Nina, Ellie takes off on a crazy, sexy cross-country road trip with the only person who believes she's got a chance - her hot, adventurous new crush. Along the way, Ellie finds a few things she wasn't planning on. Like love. Lies. And the most shocking thing of all: the truth.
Praise for 17 and Gone:
“This is ingeniously crafted” - BCCB, starred review
“Suma writes beautifully, drawing readers into Laurens story and her psyche with painstaking care until the storys jolting conclusion” - Publishers Weekly
“A compelling, skillfully written page-turner” - Booklist
“An engrossing read” - VOYA
“Sumas exquisite sentence-level writing and fine eye for creepy detail are in abundant evidence” - Kirkus Reviews
“Elegant, riveting, powerful, and poignant, this suspenseful, supernatural tale slips under the skin, inking out a haunting tapestry of menace and madness. Nova Ren Suma is, quite simply, a masterful storyteller and one of my favorite writers.”
- Libba Bray, Printz Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of The Diviners and A Great and Terrible Beauty
“17 and Gone is a sharply compelling story of what happens when we stop seeing whats in front of us and start looking for whats already gone. Intricately plotted and surreally imagined... Suma breaks reality and twists it back together in a devastating and beautiful new form.”
- Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy and Mind Games
Nina is beautiful, wild, and adored by her younger sister, Ellie. But one day, Nina disappears. Two years later, everyone has given up hope that Nina will return, but Ellie knows her sister is out there. If only Ellie had a clue where to look. The book contains illustrations that serve as clues.
Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common—they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And . . . is she next? As Lauren searches for clues, everything begins to unravel, and when a brush with death lands her in the hospital, a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.
About the Author
Nova Ren Suma has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and a BA in writing & photography from Antioch College, and has been awarded a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is the author of Imaginary Girls as well as Fade Out (formerly titled Dani Noir).