Picture Me Gone – Meg Rosoff

Title: Picture Me Gone
Author: Meg Rosoff
Published by: Puffin

Publication date: 2013
Pages: 195
Genres: Mystery; Adventure
Format: Hardback
Source: Library



picture me gone


Mila has a gift. She can read a room, a person, a situation – and tell if you’re happy or pregnant, or having an affair.

When her father’s best friend, Matthew, goes missing, Mila joins in the search. She sees clues no one else notices, facts everyone else overlooks.

But the answers refuse to line up and Matthew refuses to be found. Is there something Mila has missed? Something closer to home than she ever imagined.


I feel like I’ve wasted a day of my life reading this book – a few months ago I read How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff and I gave it a 3/10. However, the lack of speech marks in dialogue is still rendering me confused and I find it a bit strange that this vital punctuation is missing from every one of Rosoff’s books. It isn’t unique, it’s irritating.

To make matters worse, I found the plot line dull, very dull. It was incredibly hard to follow despite it being aimed at a much younger audience (12-13 year olds) and I just couldn’t wait for the end to come to be honest.

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