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If You’re Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser
Balzer & Bray; Harper & Collins
Publication Date: March 5, 2019
Zan and Priya have been best friends forever. That’s why Zan thinks it is so strange that after Priya suddenly moves to California it is as though she has dropped off the face of the earth. Zan never hears from her best friend. Priya ghosts her, even though Zan sends her loads of emails, texts and makes tons of phone calls. Priya’s Instagram account has some really weird posts that Zan thinks sound totally off. While Priya’s stepdad assures everyone that all is fine, Zan tries to convince her loved ones that something is seriously wrong with Priya. Why won’t anyone believe her?
This exciting mystery features a very strong heroine, multicultural characters, and a cool romance between Zan and the only guy willing to believe that she might be right about Priya, making this a fun, fast read.