Title: Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced
Author: R.J. Garcia
Publication Date: May 1st 2018
Publisher: The Parliament House
Genre: Suspense, Young Adult
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Mystery surrounds the town of Summertime, Indiana, where fifteen-year-old Tommy Walker and his little sister are sent to live with relatives they’ve never met. Tommy soon makes friends with Finn Wilds, a rebellious local who lives with his volatile and abusive stepfather, who also happens to be the town’s sheriff.
Finn invites Tommy to late night meetings in the woods, where Tommy gets to know two girls. He forms a special and unique connection with both girls. The meetings become a place where the kids, who don’t fit in at school, or home can finally belong. As the group of friends begin to unravel clues to a cold case murder and kidnapping— they learn the truth is darker and closer than they ever imagined. Even if they live to tell, will anyone believe them?
About the Author
R.J. Garcia is a wife and proud mom. She earned her MSW and worked with foster children and as a school social worker. Writing has been her other great love. She has published several non-fiction pieces. She has been writing short-stories for as long as she can remember. To her amazement, those short stories became novels!
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Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced by R.J. Garcia is a book about a group of friends who meet up late at night in the woods.
Tommy, with his little sister Izzy is sent to live with his uncle and uncle’s wife due to his mom having failed drug testing. There, he meets Finn, his neighbor who’ll later become his bestfriend.
The author successfully developed strong characters, each of them having their own uniqueness. Tommy and Finn are really friendship goals! Have you ever meet someone and you just knew that you just met your bestfriend for life? Well, that’s Tommy and Finn for you. I loved how Tommy cared for his little sis. It made me want a big brother! He’s like this knight and protector in the eyes of Izzy and its sooo adorable!
Finn is as strong as he can be. Although, not physically. I really admire him for standing up to what is right and for always being there for his friends. He’s my fave character in the book! Silence is a tough girl. She takes care of her mother in an old house and she isn’t afraid to do something. She literally is not scared to do anything + not scared to express her feelings! Annie is the same age as Finn and Tommy and I wish she got more spotlight. Among the 4 friends, she’s the least known and I wish I could’ve known her better. She seems interesting.
“Annie, you’re the best kind of weird, like Luna Lovegood weird.”
The book was easy to read. I’ve got nothing against the writing. Although, the first part is a little slow which I understood since that’s the time for introductions and adjustments. There was a time that I had no idea what was happening and what to expect but there’s something in the book that made me continue reading it until the end. It turned out to be so great, once I reached the second half, I couldn’t put it down!
They’re like this group of young detectives in search for the truth behind a cold-case murder and kidnapping. It actually reminded me of Detective Conan, lol. (Hello to the fans of the anime!)
The plot twists literally got my mouth hanging open because I didn’t expect it at all and all the pieces kind of finally fit together. The latter part kept me at the edge of my seat and I just couldn’t stop reading! It was so great I just lied down and stared at the ceiling when I finished it.
I recommend this to fans of mystery and contemporary! Overall, I rate Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced by R.J. Garcia, 4 out of 5 stars.
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