Want to Go Private?
Abby and Luke chat online. They've never met. But they are going to. Soon. Abby is starting high school--it should be exciting, so why doesn't she care? Everyone tells her to "make an effort," but why can't she just be herself? Abby quickly feels like she's losing a grip on her once-happy life. The only thing she cares about anymore is talking to Luke, a guy she met online, who understands. It feels dangerous and yet good to chat with Luke--he is her secret, and she's his. Then Luke asks her to meet him, and she does. But Luke isn't who he says he is. When Abby goes missing, everyone is left to put together the pieces. If they don't, they'll never see Abby again
I first heard about Want to Go Private? On Proud Book Nerd She always reads the most interesting books and we have very similar taste. I knew I wanted to read this book right after I read her review but I wanted to wait until I was feeling safe. If that makes any sense.
Part 1: I understand why Abby did what she did. I understand the feelings. I suppose this is why I am very thankful that my family never allowed computers in bedrooms and it was always out where everyone can see it.
Part 2: Faith - I couldn't imagine getting home and getting that phone call. I can understand why Faith just couldn't believe this would happen they are best friends, who tell each other everything
Part 3: Lily surprised me and she is actually on of my favorite characters in the book. I also found Grace to be surprising because she took what Faith said and didn't gossip or judge she decided to stick to her friend and accept Abby.
I really like how the story is told in three parts. It makes you feel the emotions more than if you would have just read it from one person's perspective. I kinda wish there was a end note letting us know how Abby was in ten years, what happen to Luke, did things move forward for Billy, did Graces relationship turn out, did Abby's parents marriage last.
Weird part is I don't know how this book came up again. Heather wrote about it in June of 2011. That's over two years ago.