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Watch Me Disappear: A Novel by [Mulligan, Diane Vanaskie]
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2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Award Finalist for YA Literature

"By balancing the often-confusing themes of growing up with witty, sarcastic humor, Mulligan creates a memorable, insightful work of young adult fiction that will resonate strongly with the teen audience." --IndieReader

"What I am most fascinated by with this book is the writer's ability to capture the mood of being sixteen, something I look back at now and trivialize. Her writing elevates how we remember high school by taking us back and showing us what it really felt like to be there" -- Amazon Reader Review

"Watch Me Disappear is an awesome read, both for YA readers and adults." - Amazon Reader Review

"I found myself quickly absorbed into the life of the main character, Lizzie, and the trials and tribulations of being 17-years-old and trying to adjust to a new life after having moved to Massachusetts the summer before her senior year of high school." - Goodreads.com Reader Review

"Lizzie was a very nuanced and nicely written character. I liked her foibles and insecurities, as well as the fact that she was aware of those parts of her personality. Despite having low expectations, she can't stop herself from having slightly higher hopes. Her internal reactions to the people around her are amusing and insightful. I think Lizzie is a character that will resonate with a lot of readers, both young and old. " --Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarterfinal Expert Reviewer

From the Author

Thanks for giving Watch Me Disappear a try. I know it can be a leap of faith to buy an indie novel. I appreciate your support. I began working on this novel in 2007. In the spring of 2012, when I finally felt it was ready for publication, I began researching and querying agents. After a while, I felt like I was spending a lot of time on a task that wasn't especially productive. I decided that I'd rather spend my time getting my book in front of readers. This summer I proofread my text (with the help of some sharp-eyed friends) and learned about ebook and print book design. I am proud of the result, and I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please consider writing a review, and share it with your friends (lending is enabled for the Kindle edition!).

Product Details

  • File Size: 2169 KB
  • Print Length: 187 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: January 17, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008XM0MC8
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WATCH ME DISAPPEAR is an awesome read, both for YA readers and adults. Lizzie is a complex young woman with whom many readers, young and old, will identify. The issues in the novel are timeless - belonging versus standing out, accepting yourself, learning to deal with conflict, negotiating difficult and complex relationships - but presented in a thoroughly modern context. Parents will find that it can serve as an enthralling read and the impetus for rich discussion with pre-teens/tweens, and older readers will at once feel nostalgic for "simpler times," utterly heartbroken for the unique challenges faced by the characters, and totally relieved to no longer be a teenagers negotiating the difficult teenage landscape. (As a side note, its also a very welcome reprieve from the vampire/wizard/zombie novels that seem to dominate the YA lit world these days.)

In a few words, beautiful, smartly, and complexly written characters, nuanced plot, and thoroughly compelling and enjoyable. A fantastic novel from a promising new writer!
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This novel reflects the author's keen sensitivity to the pressures confronting young adults as they approach the end of high school. The reader is exposed to the tension-filled life of teens dealing with the anxiety of whether they will be accpeted or rejected by their peers, exposure to drug and alcohol use, sexual activity, and the college admission process. It is a book worth being read by both young adults now having to deal with those same anxieties as well as the parents of those young adults.
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This is a superb novel. I was hooked during the first chapter and I believe I'd read 50 pages before I even looked up. I just could not put it down. Ms. Mulligan does a nice job of presenting standard high school stereotypes (e.g. the popular girl, the valedictorian, the charmer, the bookish shy girl) and then smashing those stereotypes. Her characters are complicated and defy categorization, and the plot is filled with a pitch-perfect understanding of adolescent interactions. You find yourself rooting for her anti-heroine, Lizzie, in spite of yourself. This main character is equally sympathetic, vexing, cringe-inducing, and ultimately endearing as she grows during 1 year at her new high school. "Watch me Disappear" is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys well-written fiction. My only complaint was that the book ended and I wanted to follow the adventures of Lizzie, Missy, Paul and the rest for a longer time!
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Young adults and parents alike will find much to which they can relate in Diane Mulligan's debut novel, Watch Me Disappear. Mulligan deftly leads readers through the perilous minefield traveled by teens as they struggle to find their identities while seeking out others with whom to share their path.

Lizzie and her friends are real teens - flawed, uncertain, and often faced with obstacles they're not prepared to navigate. Their parents are equally flawed. Adult readers will sympathize with the struggle the young characters' parents face while trying to protect their children from the realities of an unpredictable world. Teens will recognize themselves and their friends amongst Lizzie and her class-mates.

Ms. Mulligan writes perceptively of the universal themes of friendship, acceptance, and loyalty by giving the reader realistic characters driven by insecurities, love, and family dynamics at a time in their lives when nothing and no one can be taken at face value.
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I read everything or try to, I'm an avid reader, always searching for something fun, interesting, and a good read. This coming of age story following Lizzie who has moved around a lot which usually has left Lizzie lonely, bored, and out of the loop. It is a story the unfolds a complex character in Lizzie that is all so human and reminds me of the girls I knew in my high school days. The complications of youth, the decisions we all had to make, and the choices that are always presented, are weaved into this story, to make a fun and compelling read that keeps you turning the page to learn more.

I enjoyed Watch Me Dissapear, even as a guy, because it made me thankful I was no longer in school anymore, and yet, at the same time, it made me nostalgic for those years passed. This is a good story that captures the feel of high school, the angst for popularity and friendship, the choices of standing out and belonging. You're going to enjoy this book.
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Watch Me Disappear, by Diane Vanaskie Mulligan, is a wry, entertaining portrayal of modern teenage life through the eyes of Lizzie Richards, a senior starting a new life at yet another school. Lizzie's strict parents have sheltered her from what she calls the "normal teenage experience" by keeping tabs on her friends, interests, and online social life. But when Lizzie connects with her new neighbors and finally gets the life she's always wanted, she finds that she gets more than just the cell phone she bargained for.

One of the most appealing and unique qualities of this story lies in the frank, sarcastic storytelling technique of the main character. Told in the present tense and first person, this story allows the reader to experience the joy and heartbreak of high school right alongside Lizzie. Her cynicism and brutal honesty about both herself and those around her provide depth and insight into her character not often found in young adult fiction. Several times Lizzie acknowledges that she is "superficial" and "self-centered," qualities, which both humanize her character and help her connect to the young adult audience.

This novel also is unique in its relevance to today's youth and accurate depiction of the life of most modern suburban teenagers. Even when dealing with the classic "mean girl," Maura, Mulligan makes sure to steer clear of the many archetypes that permeate most pop culture surrounding high school life. Instead she develops complex, entertaining characters in a realistic setting, all which contribute to the overall appeal of Lizzie's story.

While this work's realism mainly serves to connect the story to the reader, it does lend itself to a few problems.
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