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For those of you who don't know me, I'm a bookseller, post graduate job seeker, avid reader, and a blogger. :)
Before I get into the book, I just like to say that I wasn’t a bit fan of the formatting on my Nook ebook version. I’m not sure if it’s different in the printed version, but the ebook version didn’t have very good breaks in between time jumps. So I got a bit confused at times, but not too much so. I’ll probably purchase a paper back version of The Rules for Disappearing though when it comes out in April. & Now on to the book.
I absolutely loved The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston. It was a bit predictable, but I totally loved all the characters. Plus I’d imagine the stress of being placed in the witness protection program would be similar to what Ashley Elston depicted in The Rules for Disappearing.
“Meg,” the female protagonist, was someone I definitely connected with. Although she was a bit more mature for her age, trying to take care of her sister, she was still very much a teenager. I loved that! She felt more real to me that she wasn’t all adult-like. She was protective, a bit rebellious, and just extremely tired of moving.
I also adored Ethan, the male protagonist. He was much more observant than I thought he’d be, but I’m glad he never truly gave up on “Meg.” He was exactly what she needed. Gosh though, is hog hunting really a date option? That was an interesting development in the story. I must say. I did not see that coming at all.
The one thing I go really annoyed with was that “Meg” at times trusted too easily. This fault made certain aspects of the story predictable, but it also left an opening for a sequel. The ending was a bit much though, in my opinion. It made a sequel blatantly obvious. I’m more fond of subtle hints for a sequel. Regardless, I can’t wait to start reading The Rules for Breaking!
So overall, I loved The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston. I loved reading “Meg’s” story. I also loved the whole witness protection idea. I don’t think I’ve read many stories that feature that. I did find the story a bit predictable, but it didn’t keep me from enjoying it. I’d give 4.5 stars to The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston.