Book Review: The Missing Pieces Of Me by Jean Van Leeuwen

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Age Recommended: 13 and up

This book is an ARC courtesy of NetGalley. It will be published on September 2, 2014 but you can preorder it here:  The Missing Pieces of Me

The missing pieces of me


Grace Louise is my real name, but nobody calls me that. They all call me Weezie.

My mother calls me a bad girl but I’m not. My mother thinks I’m just like my good-for-nothing father, but I’m not. My mother thinks that I’m just a useless girl in her house, but I’m not.

My mother is wrong.

I am good, and kind, but do I have a bad habit of telling lies. I don’t tell lies for a bad purpose. I tell lies to ensure that I am still accepted in school and I tell lies to make people think I’m better than my arch-nemesis, Ruby. Ruby does everything she can to make my life miserable and one day she asked me the million-dollar question, “Where’s your dad?”

I never had an answer for her so I made up some more lies that turned out to be partly true. But, Ruby’s question had sparked a couple more. Who was my dad? Was he bad? Why did he leave us?

I had no answers to any of these questions so I went investigating with one of my friends, Calvin. You won’t believe what I found…


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