Monday, May 10, 2021

Bibliophile's Corner

The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S.
by David Levithan

Flap Copy Description:
The day Aidan disappears, his family looks for him in every room, under every bed, behind every door. By the third day, the police are questioning family members and friends. Neighbors and strangers organize searches, and Aidan's face is all over the news.
Then, as suddenly as he vanished, Aidan reappears. Leaving everyone to ask: Where has he been?
No one wants to  know the truth more than Aidan's brother, [Lucas]. When [Lucas] asks him what happened, the story Aidan tells is simply...impossible. Now [Lucas] has to figure out: Can you believe in the impossible when everything and everybody is telling you not to?

My Thoughts:
This middle grade novel by David Levithan is imaginative and thought-provoking. The story kept me turning each page until I'd completed the book in one setting. The premise and plot are extraordinary, and as in other Levithan books, the dialogue is to die for. I highly recommend The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. to readers aged eight and above!

Click here to learn more about the author, David Levithan.

(Note: the name [Lucas] is in brackets in the review since that is the name of Aidan's brother in the story. For some reason, Liam is used in the flap copy.)