ARC provided by Albert Whitman & Company via Netgalley - thanks!
I really thought I had written a review for this one during winter break, but since it has been sitting on my Kindle App shelf since I read it and there are no signs of its existence on the blog, Goodreads, or Netgalley…. I mean, that says something, right?
(I hope my notes are somewhat helpful…)
Girl Last Seen, despite the fact the story is primarily focused on the characters trying to find Kadence, isn’t just about looking for a YouTube sensation. Kadence I couldn’t care less about (I know that sounds really insensitive) - she’s a spoiled brat who likes to get what she wants and doesn’t let anything stop her, but she also likes to use people like little puppets on a string.
I cared far more about the other characters: Lauren, Mason, Jude, and how they all related to each other or to Kadence. Their relationships with each other and Kadence were complex, and I really liked how they all connected. Girl Last Seen feels much more along the lines of relationships and finding oneself without constantly looking towards someone else as support than a mystery (though that is certainly a bonus).