Missing At 17 really wasn’t the right book for me. First of all, I was expecting an intense thriller, but the story was more of a relaxed contemporary. That would be fine if a) I had been expecting it, and b) it was written well. But it wasn’t.
I also hated the romance in this book. The male love interest comes off as controlling and overbearing, and I couldn’t get over my dislike for him. I was expecting the author to address these character traits and have the main character grow from the relationship, but instead it was portrayed as an epic and tragic love story. I wasn’t happy with that at all.
Missing At 17 was a pretty standard contemporary, with no twists or turns, and a disappointing ending. The whole thing felt very emotionless and linear, and it doesn’t offer anything new.