Picture Me Gone

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  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • Picture Me Gone
  • Meg Rosoff
  • English
  • 23 September 2019
  • 0399257659

About the Author: Meg Rosoff

Picture Me Gone PDF Æ Picture Me PDF \ picture kindle, gone free, Picture Me ebok, Picture Me GonePicture Me Gone KindleMeg Rosoff was born in Boston and had three or four careers in publishing and advertising before she moved to London in , where she lives now with her husband and daughter Formerly a Picture Me PDF \ Young Adult author, Meg has earned numerous prizes including the highest American and British honors for YA fiction the Michael L Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal.


Picture Me GonePicture Me Gone PDF Æ Picture Me PDF \ picture kindle, gone free, Picture Me ebok, Picture Me GonePicture Me Gone KindlePrintz Award winning author Meg Rosoff s latest novel is a gorgeous and unforgettable page turner about the relationship between parents and children, love and lossMila has an exceptional talent for reading a room Picture Me PDF \ sensing hidden facts and unspoken emotions from clues that others overlook So when her father s best friend, Matthew, goes missing from his upstate New York home, Mila and her beloved father travel from London to find him She collects information about Matthew from his belongings, from his wife and baby, from the dog he left behind and from the ghosts of his past slowly piecing together the story everyone else has missed But just when she s closest to solving the mystery, a shocking betrayal calls into question her trust in the one person she thought she could read best.

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10 thoughts on “Picture Me Gone

  1. Lisa says:

    Not everything you want to know is explained properly on Google Just for featuring that sentence, I love this book But apart from containing that sentence, which I have quoted unknowingly a million times to my googlaholic children, it is also a beautiful story about a girl confronted with the problems of the grown up world, set up as a quest to solve a mystery There are brilliant, wonderful language reflections, showing the importance of finding the right words and translating not only betw Not everything you want to know is explained properly on Google Just for featuring that sentence, I love this book But apart from containing that sentence, which I have quoted unknowingly a million times to my googlaholic children, it is also a beautiful story about a girl confronted with the problems of the grown up world, set up as a quest to solve a mystery There are brilliant, wonderful language reflections, showing the importance of finding the right words and translating not only between different languages but also from one human being s mind to another It is a book about reading other people I ve noticed that the magic of getting along with someone isn t really magic If you break it down, you can see how it happens You say something a bit off center and see if they react If they get it, they push it a bit further Then it s your turn again And theirs And so on, until it s banter Once it s banter, it s friendship I loved the use of text messages to show the fragmentary way of communication we use in the era of all powerful cell phones.And it is a nuanced description of how old relationships can break and new ones be formed, sometimes through spontaneous random occurrences, and sometimes slowly, over time.And it is a a book of tiny bits of hope and wisdom I will not always be happy, but perhaps, if I m lucky, I will be spared the agony of adding pain to the world And I got all of that by accident, expecting nothing, reading for work Sometimes you receive a little gem when you least expect it In times like these, I have learned to appreciate that

  2. Sarah says:

    This reads like the sort of self consciously literary book that wins awards and ends up on school curriculums to be dutifully read by bored middle schoolers, forced to explore the themes of adulthood vs childhood or friendship and communication I admired most of the writing and kept reading to find out what happened without really connecting emotionally with any of it The voice of the main character was consistently appealing but I found her unconvincing as a twelve year old and her special p This reads like the sort of self consciously literary book that wins awards and ends up on school curriculums to be dutifully read by bored middle schoolers, forced to explore the themes of adulthood vs childhood or friendship and communication I admired most of the writing and kept reading to find out what happened without really connecting emotionally with any of it The voice of the main character was consistently appealing but I found her unconvincing as a twelve year old and her special powers seemed superfluous much of the time The big revelations where the missing friend is and what happened the night of the car accident are underwhelming in the extreme I appreciated the sophistication of what the writer was saying about life and our perceptions and expectations, but mostly felt let down by the anticlimactic ending

  3. Jenn Estepp says:

    My first Rosoff I am underwhelmed I didn t quite buy Mila s special abilities and I found the voice to be, while consistent, way older than twelve.

  4. Syndi says:

    DNF Can not continue Do not connect with the story.

  5. Lynn says:

    I ve read the issues people have had with Picture Me Gone but I don t share them I found this book completely engaging and I liked the way my assumptions were turned upside down How often in life does the exotic and exciting turn out to be farmundane than we imagine Daily life is full of those split second actions and decision that can turn tragic in the blink of an eye How we manage those is the real stuff of life as Mila realizes Her expectations and ours as readers of some dramatic I ve read the issues people have had with Picture Me Gone but I don t share them I found this book completely engaging and I liked the way my assumptions were turned upside down How often in life does the exotic and exciting turn out to be farmundane than we imagine Daily life is full of those split second actions and decision that can turn tragic in the blink of an eye How we manage those is the real stuff of life as Mila realizes Her expectations and ours as readers of some dramatic mystery meets the reality of how life can change in an instant, how what is left unsaid can change a relationship and how connecting to the people you care for has to be continuous and purposeful in the face of life s capriciousness I understand the criticism of Mila s too old voice but it was not something that bothered me as it was consistent, unique and, for me, absorbing Rosoff gave me enough reasons to accept and believe it I appreciated the counter balance Mila s struggles with her on again off again friendship with her childhood friend and the sweetness of her attraction to Jake.Incredibly thought provoking themes and Rosoff s craftsmanship and use of language make this one of my favorites of the year

  6. Shannon says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here From page one, when Mila describes how she was named after a dog, and recognizes her own special doglike abilities, it is obvious this book will not be like any other you ve read before.Mila is a child thrown into an adult world She has never before considered her parents past lives, their previous relationships, or any mistakes and regrets that led them ultimately to their current content lives She doesn t want to consider these things either, but she is forced into doing so when her fat From page one, when Mila describes how she was named after a dog, and recognizes her own special doglike abilities, it is obvious this book will not be like any other you ve read before.Mila is a child thrown into an adult world She has never before considered her parents past lives, their previous relationships, or any mistakes and regrets that led them ultimately to their current content lives She doesn t want to consider these things either, but she is forced into doing so when her father s best friend goes missing and Mila is along for the mystery Everything that unravels is the undoing of childhood innocence grief, guilt, alcholism, infidelity, depression, abandonment, lifelong secrets, growing older, and growing apart from friends and family Mila does not have the emotional maturity to understand her situation, particularly her parents attempt to protect her through lying, even while she s physically in the thick of the mystery She wants to leave, go home, move away from this situation and the inexplicable feelings she s experiencing for the first time But home is different as well Her erratic best friend reveals her parents are divorcing This book shows Mila open Pandora s box, and awareness of all the world s evils floods into her life The only hope is that all of these evils happen to Mila indirectly Her own family is fine, her own life merely interrupted, perhaps not irrevocably altered But awareness changes everything when you are 12 It s like a speaker turns on the first time you hear adult conversations around you So who wants to read this What teen or child wants to read an anticlimactic mystery that s populated nearly 100% with adult characters and adult concerns Who wants to be immersed in this bleak look at what adulthood might be like It s a philosophical gem and rightful award nominee, but it is also perhaps a book for discussion, not for enjoyment

  7. Chris says:

    Have you ever seen a terrier at work It stands stock still, quivering all over with anticipation, waiting for the moment the slip collar comes off Then there s a fraction of a second where it seems to explode, launching itself forward at its prey And a terrible snarling and growling and shaking and squeaking as it gets to grips, quite literally, with the rat It s not nice, but it is impressive And quick.It is not a sense of responsibility or a desire to please that makes a dog do this It s Have you ever seen a terrier at work It stands stock still, quivering all over with anticipation, waiting for the moment the slip collar comes off Then there s a fraction of a second where it seems to explode, launching itself forward at its prey And a terrible snarling and growling and shaking and squeaking as it gets to grips, quite literally, with the rat It s not nice, but it is impressive And quick.It is not a sense of responsibility or a desire to please that makes a dog do this It s what they re bred to do They can t help it If I were a dog, I d be part terrier. This is a coming of age novel of an unusual sort Mila goes on an adventure and learns about herself and the world, but she is not the central character of the adventure She is not the main focus of the other characters and does not propel the action, but is in fact rather peripheral to the mystery at hand She s a passenger on the journey She s an observer.Fortunately, she s the keenest of observers Almost a Sherlock Holmes, you could say She sees a situation and she knows where everything stands Where everyone stands.Usually This mystery involves the disappearance of her father s old best friend right as she is about to join him on vacation to visit the friend for the first time in years This mystery involves things that can t be learned through simple observation because they are intentionally hidden behind lies, omissions, and deceptions This mystery involves complications and contradictions that teach her adulthood may not be at all what she has thought.So, observant readers may have gathered that this book is not one of great action and monumental happenings It is a story of character and voice The excitement and tension are muchinternal than external And yet the character and voice are so brilliantly realized, the excitement and tension so believable and compelling, that I loved everything about this book from cover to cover It was fascinating and captivating Marieka notices the world in what she calls a Scandinavian way, which means without a lot of drama I register every emotion, every relationship, every subtext If someone is angry or sad or disappointed, I see it like a neon sign There s no way to explain how, I just do For a long time I thought everyone did .Gil says human capacities are vast and varied He doesn t understand how people can speak just one language Certain combinations of chords make Marieka wince I peer into souls I know because I know Sometimes I can say, Aha An empty bottle of nail varnish That s how I know Meat in a can no woman eats meat in a can A dozen empty beer cans, the cheap sort, there s a hint But usually it s nothing so obvious I look at a picture and I see the things that aren t visible at that moment It s not that I m some sort of mystic I just see a constellation of tiny facts too small for other people to notice I don t specifically register each element of the constellation but the overall impression will be clear Despite the fact that I can sweep a crime scene for rats like a terrier, I frequently have trouble putting clues together due to gaps in my knowledge of the world I could do with a middle aged accomplice What I like about Jake is how much he observes and how little any of it seems to ruffle his feathers It s like he s taken the entire adult world on board and decided it s mildly amusing and mildly irrelevant I cannot picture me grown up I cannot picture me any different from the me I am now I cannot picture me old or married or dead.

  8. Cheryl says:

    A bit of a mystery novel, as a teen and her dad fly from London to New York to search for his missing friend Emphasis is on the characters relationships, rather than being a fast paced thriller It was a bit slow in the middle, but held my interest to the end.

  9. Sara Grochowski says:

    Rosoff, as always, delivers a stunning, emotional read with PICTURE ME GONE 12 year old Londoner, Mila, has accompanied her father, Gil, to New York where is estranged best friend, Matthew, has disappeared Mila notices things An observer with a keen eye, she connects small details others dismiss or overlook She s puzzled by Matthew s disappearance, and as she and Gil attempt to unravel the mysteries of Matthew s life his motives, his relationships, his guilt Mila comes to realize big ide Rosoff, as always, delivers a stunning, emotional read with PICTURE ME GONE 12 year old Londoner, Mila, has accompanied her father, Gil, to New York where is estranged best friend, Matthew, has disappeared Mila notices things An observer with a keen eye, she connects small details others dismiss or overlook She s puzzled by Matthew s disappearance, and as she and Gil attempt to unravel the mysteries of Matthew s life his motives, his relationships, his guilt Mila comes to realize big ideas about life, trust, and the things that define who we are Absolutely brilliant and beautifully written, PICTURE ME GONE is Important with a capital I

  10. Tomoko Miyakoshi says:

    Full of mysteries, full of secrets Who knew translating was such an emotional process.Mila s ability to read into people deeper than normal somewhat connected to her father s job Not sure if I liked where the story was left, but I did enjoy this as a binge read.