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See Jane RunI know who you are.
When Riley first gets the postcard tucked into her bag, she thinks it's a joke. Then she finds a birth certificate for a girl named Jane Elizabeth O'Leary hidden inside her baby book.
Riley's parents have always been pretty overprotective. What if it wasn't for her safety...but fear of her finding out their secret? What have they been hiding? The more Riley digs for answers, the more questions she has.
The only way to know the truth? Find out what happened to Jane O'Leary.

Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Pages: 288 pages
Release Date: January 7, 2014

I haven’t read too many thrillers, mainly because of the fact that I get scared super easily, but I thought it’d be fun to give See Jane Run a try. Unfortunately, despite having a few super intense, action-packed moments, unrealistic plot elements and the unlikeability of the main character took away from the book and led to me not enjoying See Jane Run as much as I hoped to.

The main character, Riley, was unbelievably frustrating. Several very sketchy things kept happening to her, and although she was super concerned, she never decided to mention it to her parents or anyone else, like the police. The things that happened to her were significantly scary, and I was surprised she didn't do anything about them. 

Regarding her parents, I was hoping for more background on her relationship with them. When she finds the birth certificate for "Jane O'Leary", she starts to completely distrust them, although she still continually mentions that they’re good parents. That didn’t make a lot of sense to me, and I think it would have just solved a lot of problems if Riley had just gone to her parents first.

The one thing that redeemed this book for me was how intense and exciting the mystery itself became! There was a point where I was scared to find out what was going to happen next and I was glued to the pages. Unfortunately, that part didn’t happen until almost the very end. If it had happened earlier and been longer, I feel like I would have enjoyed See Jane Run a lot more.

The ending was really rushed after all the crazy events that had occurred. Things were resolved so quickly, considering the mystery and events surrounding it had taken up almost the entire book. 

I wouldn't necessarily recommend See Jane Run, but the mystery is still a great one. Overall, I’d give See Jane Run 2 out of 5 flowers. 


12 comments:

  1. Sorry you didn't like this one more, it was a different sort of mystery but I did like that it kept me guessing most of the time.

    Great honest review!

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  2. It sucks that you didn't enjoy this one but I think most people didn't because of the same reason--the mian character is really flat. I am going to skip this one but great review!

    P.S. I LOVE the Gallagher Girls series. best. Girls. Ever.

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    1. Thank you! The main definitely wasn't the best. The Gallagher Girls series is awesome :)

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  3. Hi, Montana! Happy New Year.

    I don't think I've seen this book around until now. I does sound very interesting, but the things you mentioned are things that would frustrate me. I might still give it a try, but not anytime too soon. Great review!

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    1. The mystery itself is great, but a bunch of other things took away from the overall book :(

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  4. I thought this concept sounded so cool, so I'm sad that it ended up being disappointing! The mystery does sound interesting though, so I'll see if the library has this instead of buying it.

    Great review! :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. The concept was pretty cool. Thanks so much, Alice! :)

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  5. I haven't heard the best things about this book and now after your review I'm convinced I won't like it at all. The main character doesn't sound like someone I would remotely enjoy. She sounds quite terrible if she doesn't trust her parents despite them being kind and loving to them.
    Anyways, I've read another YA mystery book by this author and I had similar issues with the MC. She was frustrating. At least the mystery was good.
    Lovely honest review, Montana!

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    1. I have the author's other book, but I'm not sure if I'll be reading it now. I'm considering giving it a try. Thank you! :)

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  6. I hate it when you find a main character who's this frustrating! It sounds like the author had a few plot holes she was studiously ignoring - like if she just tells someone, everything get resolved pronto. Such a shame, because the premise of the book is kind of awesome. I felt the same way about that Taylor Lautner action film though (the one with the actress who plays Clary from City of Bones in it). :-(

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    1. I saw the same film, Abduction, and completely agree with you about that. There were a few similarities in the way things ended.

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