Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Official Blog Tour, Giveaway & Review: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EMILY H. by Barrie Summy

by Barrie Summy
Official Blog Tour
Hosted by MMSAI Tours

Author: Barrie Summy
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Publisher:  Delacote Books For Young Readers


A girl who can see the past tries to save the future in this compelling tween mystery.

A girl is missing. Three girls are lying. One girl can get to the truth.

Emily Huvar vanished without a trace. And the clues are right beneath Raine’s fingertips. Literally. Raine isn’t like other eighth graders. One touch of a glittering sparkle that only Raine can see, and she’s swept into a memory from the past. If she touches enough sparkles, she can piece together what happened to Emily.

When Raine realizes that the cliquey group of girls making her life miserable know more than they’re letting on about Emily’s disappearance, she has to do something. She’ll use her supernatural gift for good . . . to fight evil.

But is it too late to save Emily?



"The Disappearance of Emily H. has everything--a quirky, believable heroine, a complex mystery that keeps you guessing, and even a touch of the paranormal. Readers won't put this one down until the final sparkle." ~Gordon Korman, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Magic exposes the extent of vicious school bullying in this arresting middle school mystery." ~Kirkus Reviews

"In this mild action-adventure, readers will value the captivating, emotional roller coaster young girls experience with friendships and new beginnings." ~School Library Journal


Barrie Summy grew up in Canada on a steady diet of books and tobogganing. She tries to read a book a week and always breaks for tea and cookies at three oclock.
Barrie lives in California with her husband, their four children, a veiled chameleon, and Dorothy the Dog.

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1 Grand Prize Winner: copy of The Disappearance of Emily H., bookmark, signed bookplate, t-shirt and tote bag from the i so don't do series.

3 runners up: a copy each of The Disappearance of Emily H., bookmark, signed bookplate

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!
I loved this book! I read it so fast in under four hours, and despite it being for tweens I think it is great for any age group! I really hope this one is even made into a movie, I think it would be awesome!

Raine is having another fresh start, thanks to her mom. I knew how Raine felt as I often moved around myself a lot as a child. Also, Raine is an only child just like me! Raine was very easy for me to relate to. Then Raine finds out that Emily H went missing, and was bullied by the same girls who bully her.

This is a great book for teens to read about the effects of bullying, especially bullying in cyberspace. Also there are some great feelings of friendship. Raine sticks up for her friend Shirlee, day in and day out.

This book was very well written, I could feel what Raine was feeling. I also loved the paranormal aspects to this book. Unfortunately for Raine usually her gift makes her seem more awkward than help her. Her gift does come through for her though at times. I think it would be so interesting to have a paranormal gift, even if it made me look terribly awkward.

I would definitely read this book at any age, it reminds you all about the pesky time of middle school, and the mean girls most girls have to deal with. Also, this book is great to give someone courage if they are being bullied. If I had a daughter this age I would buy it for her if she was bullied and/or being bullied. Sometimes if we can find a character to relate to during a tragedy it makes such a big difference in our lives.


  1. Thank you so much for this review! You made my day!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Barrie. I look forward to reading more by you :)

  2. Sounds a great read, I'm going to add to my Goodreads list!

    1. I hope you get a chance to read it soon, it's great :) The giveaway also is giving away a free copy.