Released: September 24, 2012
Source: Goodreads win!
You can read the Goodreads summary here.
It's been such a long time since I won a Goodreads Giveaway and I was so excited to win something from one of my favorite publishers, I was so sure this book was going to be a hit. Alas. It was not. But, let's start with the positive! I loved Wick and her sister. Both characters, despite their inherent differences and outlooks at life, seemed extremely realistic given their circumstances. On top of that I loved Wick's computer skills. Was she breaking the law? Yes. Was it for a good reason though? Yes. But beyond that, I love a YA novel that shows off that a girl can do anything they want. Wick had mad computer skills and if we could get more young girls interested in computers, math, and science in the U.S. we would be in a much better place. *steps off soapbox*
So why wasn't this book my cup of tea overall? This first thing that struck me right away was the lack of character development and plot set up. I wasn't looking for an info dump - please, we all hate those - but a little more information up front would have been helpful. I read the first two pages two or three times before deciding to plow ahead and eventually it all fell into place.
A couple other things about the book threw me off, as well. The overall plot sounded interesting me, but as I read it felt disjointed. I get that it was supposed to be a mystery, but that plot mixed with Wick's subplot about hacking was too much, I felt like both storylines were fighting each other for dominance. Interesting concept, but meh execution with this book.
Two stars. Find Me was okay, but the lack of character development and what felt like a choppy plot at times detracted from the promise of a good story. Still, if you're intrigued, it might be worth a look.