Flynn’s girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own?
Flynn’s girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can’t answer, and her friends are telling stories that don’t add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January’s boyfriend, he must know something.
But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January’s disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.
Published: October 4th 2016 by Feiwel & Friends
Source: ARC paperback copy from publisher
Rating: 5 stars
What I Think:
Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. -Edna St. Millay
Last seen leaving is about the disappearance of Flynn’s girlfriend, January. When discovering the truth to this strange mystery, Flynn deals with his sexuality. Also, he struggles to find the truth in all the secrets and contradicting rumors flying around the community. The disappearance turns out to be more than what it seems.
“Where is January?”
Although most of the books these days seem to mainly focus on a brave female protagonists, Last Seen Leaving portrays a strong male main character. Also, usually I don’t read LTBTG books, but this one I enjoyed. It isn’t heavy on romance, but more of a suspenseful book. It’s actually quite interesting! I enjoyed the twists and turns and I adored the mystery to this novel. I would totally recommend this book for quick reading!
Growing up across the street from each other, Scott and Cath have been best friends their entire lives. Cath would help Scott with his English homework, he would make her mix tapes (it’s the 80’s after all), and any fight they had would be forgotten over TV and cookies. But now they’ve graduated high school and Cath is off to college while Scott is at home pursuing his musical dreams.
During their first year apart, Scott and Cath’s letters help them understand heartache, annoying roommates, family drama and the pressure to figure out what to do with the rest of their lives. And through it all, they realize that the only person they want to turn to is each other. But does that mean they should be more than friends? The only thing that’s clear is that change is an inescapable part of growing up. And the friends who help us navigate it share an unshakable bond.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: November 1st 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Source: paperback ARC from publisher
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
What I think:
We are still tornadoes is a very sweet and heartwarming novel. This novel takes place in 80’s with mix tapes and a 80’s vibe. Scott is an”under achiever”, because of this, he didn’t get into a college. Instead he is working for his dad at his shop. Meanwhile, Cath is an “over achiever” and is attending Wake Forest University. The two best friends are suddenly apart, and this is where the story begins. The story is full of family drama and heartace, as both Cath and Scott grow an even closer bond.
At first, I was very hesitant. A book about two best friends writing to each other-how boring! Then, I started reading the book. I didn’t regret reading it one bit. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I laughed so much while reading We are still tornadoes. The characters are so down to earth and are just so close. I’m sure that many people will fall in love with Scott and Cath.