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The Rules for Disappearing de Ashley Elston
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The Rules for Disappearing (edició 2013)

de Ashley Elston (Autor)

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High school student "Meg" has changed identities so often that she hardly knows who she is anymore, and her family is falling apart, but she knows that two of the rules of witness protection are be forgettable and do not make friends--but in her new home in Louisiana a boy named Ethan is making that difficult.… (més)
Títol:The Rules for Disappearing
Autors:Ashley Elston (Autor)
Informació:Hyperion Books (2013), 312 pages
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The Rules for Disappearing (Rules, The) de Ashley Elston

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She's been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she's been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.

Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they've given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do-or see-that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all of the Suits' rules-and her dad's silence. If he won't help, it's time she got some answers for herself.

But Meg isn't counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who's too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there's only one rule that really matters-survival.
  Gmomaj | Sep 18, 2022 |
Interesting, nail-biting story about a teen girl in the witness protection program. The mystery surrounding why the family was in protection was a surprise. A good read for those interested in a bit of mystery, adventure, and a little romance. ( )
  DebCushman | Aug 25, 2022 |
Meg Jones and her family are in the Witness Protection Program because of something her father did, but nobody will tell Meg what he did. They have been placed 5 different times into different cities with different names. Meg's younger sister has started to shut down and her mother is drinking a lot. With this latest move, Meg vows to follow her plan to go unnoticed and not make any friends, but that plan is put to the test when she meets Ethan Landry and his sister Emma. Emma becomes a thorn in Meg's side, but Ethan interests Meg in a different way. Meg starts to believe she is being followed and is determined to find out what her father did, but all the while, she fears that her family will have to move again, and if that happens, Meg isn't sure she will survive it.

This story not only deals with the practical aspects of constantly moving, but also delves into the feelings of depression, anger, and loss that go along with this kind of life. In addition, there is a nifty mystery of what landed them into Witness Protection in the first place leading to some surprising answers. Overall, a well written story with lots of emotion. ( )
  ftbooklover | Oct 12, 2021 |
Quick and Dirty review:

Was annoyed when I went to get the cover picture ahead of finishing my review, to discover that there is a sequel

Not a cliffhanger ending; more like a bad horror movie, in that the bad guy isn't really gone

Moved quickly

My teens will like it better than I did

Some loose ends are not tied up, which sets up the sequel

I thought it was fairly easy to figure out who the " bad guy" was, but I don't understand how he was able to track things, perhaps that will be answered in the next book

Not sure if the bad guy is really bad, or just creepy.

Definitely on my to buy list for the HS ( )
  readingbeader | Oct 29, 2020 |
(This review can be found on my blog The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl).

When I first read about The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston, I knew I had to read this book. I was thrilled when I won an ARC copy from a blog giveaway. I was even happier that the book was even better then I thought it was going to be.

Thankfully, the book synopsis does an excellent job in describing what the book is going to be about. I'm super thankful because a lot of book blurbs these days tend to just give you the bare minimum of what the book will be about or something completely different. Anyway, since you've read above what the book is about, I won't try to tell you again since most people find it boring.

I absolutely love the title! It screams out at you to check this book out (okay, it did to me). The title is also what the chapter names are called. With each chapter, you also get a rule for disappearing, so this title is perfect!

Whilst I loved the title, I wasn't thrilled with the cover. I just felt that with what this books about and everything contained within the pages, the cover would've been better. Yes, I get that it's about up and leaving, but just showing a pair of legs running is a bit too bland. In fact, I wasn't going to bother with this book when I saw the cover, but I thought I'd give the book blurb a read which is what changed my mind. So please don't let the cover fool you into thinking this is a dull book because it's not.

I thought the world building was fantastic. I enjoyed reading about how it'd be living in the Witness Protection Program, and I must say, I'm glad that I never had to do something like that even if it would be cool to pick your own name. Elston gives us an up close and personal look into the life of someone who has to deal with this. I felt, at times, that it was me in the place of Meg. That's how real the world building felt. One thing that bothered me though was how trusting one of the adults was in this book. I won't go into details because I don't want to go into spoilers, but I just couldn't imagine any adult would let someone take off with hardly any questions asked.

The pacing was absolutely perfect! This whole book was one big page-turner. I kept telling myself I'd only read one more chapter and then get back to real life. Before I knew it, I'd finished the book. I had to know what was going to happen next. Not once does the pacing become dull.

The plot was fantastic! I'd never read a book that had to do with the Witness Protection Program. I loved the way the plot was written and the predicament of Meg getting close to Ethan. It was very interesting to read about everything and to see how things would play out. I did, however, predict who the baddie really was, and I was right. I had pretty much seen it coming since that character was mentioned, but the story was still interesting to read. I just wish the ending would've explained a bit more, but I've just read that there will be a sequel out next year so hopefully things will be explained more then.

I absolutely loved the characters! Meg was a very strong character throughout the whole book. The way she handled things was very interesting to read about. I liked how she was torn and how she'd rationalize things especially when it came to getting close to Ethan. I enjoyed how much Ethan was willing to put on the line to get close to Meg. He was a true gentleman, but not over the top like you get in cheesy romance novels. I loved his dedication to Meg. Teeny seemed to act like that of an 8 year child instead of an 11 year old girl. The book says she acts younger because of what she's been through with having to move house and change lives every so many weeks. I just didn't buy it. She acted too young almost all the time! While I did enjoy the character of Teeny, I just wish she would've acted her age a little more throughout the book. Pearl was definitely my favorite character, and while she isn't mentioned a lot, I still loved whenever she'd show up in the book. I loved her sweet nature and how she was willingly to help anyone out.

The interactions between the characters was very believable and never felt forced. Even the swearing never felt forced. The dialogue is very enjoyable, and I enjoyed it the most when Meg was forced with a problem. I loved reading about how she was going to solve it. Like I said, there is some bad language, but I'd say it's only moderate.

Overall, The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston is an interesting, refreshing read as well as a book that keeps you hooked until the very end.

I'd recommend this book to those aged 14 who just want a good book to read.

I'd give The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston a 4.5 out of 5. ( )
  khal_khaleesi | Nov 16, 2019 |
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High school student "Meg" has changed identities so often that she hardly knows who she is anymore, and her family is falling apart, but she knows that two of the rules of witness protection are be forgettable and do not make friends--but in her new home in Louisiana a boy named Ethan is making that difficult.

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