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Disappeared By Francisco X. Stork Disappeared Four months ago Sara Zapata s best friend disappeared kidnapped by the web of criminals who terrorize Ju rez Four weeks ago Her brother Emiliano fell in love with Perla Rubi a girl whose family is

  • Title: Disappeared
  • Author: Francisco X. Stork
  • ISBN: 9780545944472
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Disappeared By Francisco X. Stork Four months ago Sara Zapata s best friend disappeared, kidnapped by the web of criminals who terrorize Ju rez.Four weeks ago Her brother, Emiliano, fell in love with Perla Rubi, a girl whose family is as rich as her name.Four hours ago Sara received a death threat and her first clue her friend s location.Four minutes ago Emiliano was offered a way into Perla Rubi s worFour months ago Sara Zapata s best friend disappeared, kidnapped by the web of criminals who terrorize Ju rez.Four weeks ago Her brother, Emiliano, fell in love with Perla Rubi, a girl whose family is as rich as her name.Four hours ago Sara received a death threat and her first clue her friend s location.Four minutes ago Emiliano was offered a way into Perla Rubi s world if he betrays his own.In the next four days, Sara and Emiliano will each face impossible choices, between life and justice, friends and family, truth and love But when the criminals come after Sara, only one path remains for both the siblings the way across the desert to the United States.
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    1. Emily May on said:

      Getting dirty means doing what we have to do for our families and for those around us, given the realities of where we live, in this mess of a life that is good and bad This is not a bad book, but it is my least favourite Stork book to date and I think that s at least partially because I feel like I ve read this story a couple of times before and I liked those books better I m thinking of Saint Death and Signs Preceding the End of the World The book s main theme is a timely issue, especially for [...]

    2. jv poore on said:

      Existence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico requires a combination of courage, vigilance and restraint The typical work day commute equals exposure to potential harassment and harm Truly dangerous, totally unavoidable Students don t have the luxury of focusing on academics or sports Families need financial support.Emiliano attends his high school classes and participates on his soccer team, but he focuses on family and his Jiparis Intelligent, innovative and driven, Emiliano creates a small business of c [...]

    3. Michael Justine on said:

      2.5 starsThe ending was a total cop out I liked The Last Summer of the Death Warriors open ending, but this one was unsatisfactory on so many levels, with many loose ends left.Character wise, it s also the weakest out of all of Stork s books Sara needs to be fleshed out further and while Emiliano s viewpoint was compelling, his romance with Perla Rubi should ve been better constructed.

    4. Cheryl Klein on said:

      Francisco s brilliant writing meets THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO as Sara Zapata searches for her best friend, who was kidnapped by the Juarez mafia It all unfolds over four days, and it s amazing.

    5. Jenna Iden on said:

      I finished this book ten minutes ago and I m still reminding myself to breathe It s so intense, beautiful, moving, and oh my gosh it got intense again I m particularly impressed with how Stork talks about dark topics addiction, cartels, crimes against women with enough nuance to inform the story, but not enough to ever be graphic or disturbing For a book as gripping as this, that s quite a feat.

    6. Cherie on said:

      A young journalist is struggling to find her missing best friend and the other missing women of Juarez when she begins to get warnings to stop she doesn t want to give up the hunt for her best friend but things quickly become very, very dark At the same time, her younger brother finds his world turning very dark in promises that things will become lightera fast paced read.

    7. Leonard Kim on said:

      Characters are sympathetic, though perhaps a little stock I agree that there is some authorial artifice employed here to make the book suspenseful but safe for younger readers despite the older protagonists perhaps a little like Gratz s Refugee in that respect Wish the ending offered closure, but that seems to be a trend these days.

    8. Kaitlyn Roberts on said:

      Disappeared is a very suspenseful book, I could never predict what was going to happen When I did predict what was going to happen it was always wrong Disappeared is also a mysterious book, there was a lot of it The one thing I didn t like about it was the ending, it made feel mad, upset, and made me think.

    9. CaptainKitten2004 on said:

      I loved the fact that this doesn t just tell a sad story to tell a sad story, but it tells a true sad story This book helped me understand why there are lots of Mexicans coming to the U.S I feel like this book showed the conflicts of man v.s self As in one of the main characters his is in a pickle with his own life.

    10. Desiree Sotomayor on said:

      Augh, this one broke my heart in so many waysed to analyze it I thought the action pacing was phenomenal, and kinda made me think of if House of Cards government corruption , Mr Robot hacking tracing using technology , and Breaking Bad drugs, doing things for sake of family all rolled into one Can Netflix HBO buy thiseeaase

    11. Isabella on said:

      This was a really good book It held me in suspense and would recommend it to everyone.

    12. Jessica Brooks on said:

      The book Disappeared by Francisco X Stork absolutely amazed me It took me on a adventure through Sara s dilemma with her friend Linda disappearing and her brother Emiliano having a tough time with his business They story is told in third person point of view and switches between what s happening with Sara and Emiliano What will happen when these two stories cross paths with each other I love the suspense in this book and the way the characters react I also love the story line and how the readers [...]

    13. American Mensa on said:

      Disappeared, by Francisco X Stork, is a thrilling novel about a girl named Sara and her brother Emiliano in the Mexican city of Juarez Each chapter alternates the perspectives of the two characters, as they work at their goals and dreams Sara writes for a newspaper, and desperately wants to locate her kidnapped best friend, Linda Fuentes Her articles about lost girls like Linda strike a chord, but with them comes death threats to her and those she loves On the other hand, Emiliano works selling [...]

    14. Amy on said:

      I went back and forth on this one To be fair, the following things influenced my rating and review 1 This is not my favorite or typical genre to read and I ve read quite a few of them lately, so maybe I m getting burned out.2 The content of this book centers on Juarez abducted girls, drug trafficking, and the cartel These are all HEAVY topics, and the thought that the promo items sent to me for a Middle School book fair dealt with them was a bit of a conundrum for me In the same promo box I also [...]

    15. Mary Louise Sanchez on said:

      Sara Zapata is a journalist in Juarez, Mexico and has written about the Desaparecidas, or girls who have disappeared Her best friend Linda is one of those girls But now Sara is receiving death threats if she continues to investigate and the criminals are also targeting her mother and younger brother, EmilianoEmiliano is a standout high school soccer player and has a small folk art business selling pinatas to tourists to earn money for his mom and sister He s enticed by the criminal lifestyle bec [...]

    16. Linda Owen on said:

      Supposedly the first sentence should indicate what to expect from a book On the morning of November 14, the day she was kidnapped, Linda Fuentes opened the door to my house and walked into the kitchen, where my family was having breakfast so starts this amazing story Sara Zapata is a journalist who has been writing about girls disappearing in Juarez since this happened She receives a threat, to her and to her family, and in her subsequent investigation finds that Linda is still alive Meanwhile, [...]

    17. Adam K on said:

      First personMexicoSara is a writer Her best friend was kidnapped and she wants to help Emiliano is a young business man He sells mini paper maches to make money Sara s life is threatened by the people who kidnapped her friend and she has to hid to save her life.Emiliano life was ruined by Sara s work to save her friend He wants to stay in his home like his sister, Sara But, they have to go to America to stay safe instead Emiliano had plans for the rest of his life with his girlfriend Rubi Sara w [...]

    18. Barbara on said:

      Bringing to mind Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick, this book by one of my favorite authors does an excellent job of dispelling many of the assumptions others hold about citizens of Mexico and about immigrants who leave their country to come to the United States While the book does indeed explore the seedy side of Juarez, drug and human trafficking as well as corrupt police officials, it also portrays many individuals going about their lives in quiet heroism The story is told from the point of view [...]

    19. Jackie on said:

      Juarez, Mexico, with its reputation for rampant criminal activity, drug dealings, corruption, and dangerous streets, is nonetheless home to siblings Emiliano and Sara Zapata Their father left them to immigrate to America a few years ago leaving bitterness in Emiliano, but compassion and understanding in Sara Sara knew her parents had a relationship that was not meant to be, although they loved each other They live with their mother in Juarez.Sara, a journalist, is determined to find out what hap [...]

    20. Kinsey on said:

      First of all, I really liked the premise and think it is an important topic and perspective for teen readers I like the strong family connections, and making difficult decisions concerning right and wrong The story had action and suspense that flipped its genre in my opinion from what I at first thought was going to be a realistic fiction story There were shootings, bloody injuries, and chases that gave it the action flavor that might interest reluctant readers, though that action might have com [...]

    21. Lesley on said:

      Juarez, Mexico kidnappings of young women, sex and drug trafficking, the cartel, murder, poverty, betrayal, abandonment Francisco Stork s newest novel is about all of the above but also about conscience, personal responsibility, taking care of others, moral choices, and doing what is right, not what is easy or even safe.Sara, a reporter for a local paper, is committed to finding and saving the young women who are being kidnapped, especially her best friend Linda, despite the warnings of her boss [...]

    22. Melissa on said:

      Overall I enjoyed the story, it was intense and grabbed your attention throughout and always kept you on the edge of your seat, wondering the fate of the main characters, siblings Sara and Emiliano It was fast pace yet calm as it explained everything of the plot You did a lot of moral digging yourself as you entered their minds, what they were going through How to do the right thing Only thing I didn t really enjoy was the ending, it sped through the last couple chapters and then left you wantin [...]

    23. Sarah on said:

      Sara and her brother Emiliano live in Juarez, Mexico, and both are getting into trouble Sara is a writer at the local newspaper, and she just won t let the public forget the local disappearing women she writes a weekly column about the women It hits close to home for her her best friend Linda was one who was taken, and Sara hopes that she s still alive and not being too badly abused trafficked When Sara is threatened to NEVER write about her friend Linda or else her family will be hurt, she is t [...]

    24. bjneary on said:

      I have read loved all of Stork s compelling book, Disappeared has me wanting I hope Stork continues with the story of Sara and Emiliano Juarez, Mexico really scared me it was good to see the home of Sara Emiliano from their viewpoint, but you would never find me living there and loving it Sara is an investigative reporter for the newspaper, El Sol, but she has been following, researching, and broadcasting the disappearance of girls from their community, especially once her best friend, Linda va [...]

    25. Mark Cervantes on said:

      The book disappeared by Francisco X Stork is a non fiction book it takes place in Ciudad Juarez and its about Sara, Zapata, and Emiliano who face impossible choices but they get through it together and they are trying to get to the united states No the book does not belong in the series This book is 326 pages long it was a challenging read The author is an expert in the field The book is written in normal pose Sara and Emiliano are the main characters in this book they help each other out They g [...]

    26. Rummanah (Books in the Spotlight) on said:

      Disappeared is an intense thriller and an eye opening read The novel chronicles the lives and decisions of the Zapata siblings The story is told in dual perspectives and are both equally suspenseful and nail biting as Sara and Emiliano are constantly faced with making tough decisions and the line between right and wrong is unclear.The book kicks off with Sara Zapata s best friend, Linda s disappearance and being an another victim of human trafficking Sara, a rising star reporter at Juarez, Mexic [...]

    27. Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book* on said:

      Stork, Francisco X Disappeared, 326 pgs Arthur A Levine Books Inc , 2017 Language PG13 36 swears, 0 f , Mature Content PG Violence PG The Zapata family is barely getting by on paying their bills, and they are just doing the best they can along with everyone else In unrelated but concurrent events, both Zapata children, Sara and Emiliano, are confronted with life changing problems concerning illegal activities They are forced to ask themselves difficult questions what is really important to them [...]

    28. Ryan on said:

      In the town of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Sara Zapata, a news reporter for El Sol, has realized that her best friend, Linda Fuentes has gone missing One day at work, Sara finds a mysterious letter at work, which turns out to be a death threat, saying that she will be killed if she doesn t stop asking about her missing friend Along with that, there is a clue telling where her friend is hidden At that same time, her brother, Emiliano, falls in love with somebody, it feels as if he has turned from his [...]

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