Book Review: A Girl Named Anna by Lizzy Barber @ByLizzyBarber @HarperCollinsCa @HarperCollins #AGirlNamedAnna #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #partner #booksonthebookshelf



PUBLICATION DATE: September 3rd, 2019


Thank you to the publisher for gifting me an ARC copy of this book to read and share my review.



If your whole life is a lie, who can you trust?

Raised in a quiet rural community, Anna has always been taught that her Mamma’s rules are the only path to follow. But, on her eighteenth birthday, she defies her Mamma for the first time in her life, and goes to Astroland. She’s never been allowed to visit Florida’s biggest theme park, so why, when she arrives, does everything about it seem so familiar? And is there a connection to the mysterious letter she receives that same day—a letter addressing her by a different name?

Rosie has grown up in the shadow of the missing sister she barely remembers, her family fractured by years of searching without leads. Now, on the fifteenth anniversary of her sister’s disappearance, the media circus resumes as the funds dedicated to the search dry up, and Rosie vows to uncover the truth herself. But can she find the answer before it tears her family apart?



This book! Wow, where to begin! This book is so addictive, amazing, and all around edge of your seat thrills! I loved flipping through the chapters of this book, and reading about the life of Anna as she grew up with her Mamma, who is very over protective of her not-so-little-anymore daughter Anna. Why is Anna’s mom so against Anna going to Astroland? It is just an entertaining amusement park… and why does Astroland seem so familiar to Anna when she has never been here before?

Anna was a very likable character. She was witty, charming, endearing and loveable. I loved how she was determined in everything that she did, and how she wasn’t afraid to chase after what she wanted, despite the consequences. I also enjoyed Rosie’s character. Like Anna, Rosie was very likable, endearing, and fought for what she believed in. Rosie’s sister Emily had disappeared many years ago when she was just a little girl, seemingly without a trace, and despite all these years that have passed looking for her sister, Rosie is determined to keep looking for her long lost sister, believing that one say she will find her sister.

I enjoyed how the chapters alternated from Anna’s and Rosie’s POV to bring about the full story. A gripping story that you must add to your TBR right now!


MY RATING: 5/5 stars




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