Review: If You're Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser

If You're Out There
After Zan’s best friend moves to California, she is baffled and crushed when Priya suddenly ghosts. Worse, Priya’s social media has turned into a stream of ungrammatical posts chronicling a sunny, vapid new life that doesn’t sound like her at all.
Everyone tells Zan not to be an idiot: Let Priya do her reinvention thing and move on. But until Zan hears Priya say it, she won’t be able to admit that their friendship is finished.
It’s only when she meets Logan, the compelling new guy in Spanish class, that Zan begins to open up about her sadness, her insecurity, her sense of total betrayal. And he’s just as willing as she is to throw himself into the investigation when everyone else thinks her suspicions are crazy.

Then a clue hidden in Priya’s latest selfie introduces a new, deeply disturbing possibility:
Maybe Priya isn’t just not answering Zan’s emails.
Maybe she can’t.
Yes to well represented, well written and absolutely adorable female friendship. Yes to a contemporary book with a main character that makes a series of not-always-right decisions in pursuit of that friendship. yes to authentic dialogue. Yes to plot progression and vibe building and all of the things that kept me hooked to this book.

Yes, yes, yes to Logan and instant connections and funny chats and support and some kind of natural growth for a teen romance.

Honestly, I was expecting a reallu dark mystery, but in reality this book was super absorbing but also light and funny and heartwarming whilst also keeping that more sinister tone of mystery there. 

I loved Zan as a character, honestly I was so hooked on her friendship with Priya that I belived her so much. I believed that Priya wouldn't just ghost her and that something must be wrong because she was so strong and unerring in her own convictions. She was a character that I absolutely adored to read, and I would recommend If You're Out There for that reason, but for many more.

Book released 5th March 2019 by Balzer and Bray
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review

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