[The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone] EBOOK READ


The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

Felicity McLean ✓ 3 review characters Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Felicity McLean The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone review Ù 3 Let them slip away like the words of some half remembered song and when one came back she wasn't the one we were trying to recall to begin with'Tikka Molloy was eleven and one sixth years old during the long hot summer of 1992 the summer the Van Apfel sisters disappeared Hannah beautiful Cordelia and Ruth vanished during the night of the school's Showstopper concert at the. This book is so rich and lush in atmosphere I could feel the heat wave of this Australian summer as the hot sun kissed my skin I could hear the birds chirping and the insects buzzing and I almost felt as if I was walking hand in hand with Tikka as she told me the story about the Van Apfel girls We lost all three girls that summer Let them slip away like the words of some half remembered song and when one came back she wasn t the one we were trying to recall to begin with Hannah Cordie and Ruth Van Apfel live under the thumb of their strict and often cruel religious father so Hannah and Cordie make a plan to runaway during the schools Showstopper concert The plan doesn t go accordingly yet the girls manage to disappear leaving their best friends and neighbors sisters Tikka and Laura wondering what has become of them even all these years later We thought we d seen the worst when those girls disappeared but seeing and not seeing is a funny old thing Even now I don t know which is crueler in the end This book is being marketed as a mysterythriller and I think that is a huge disservice to this wonderful coming of age novel Yes there is the mystery of the Van Apfel girls disappearance but it remains unsolved so mystery lovers looking for resolutions may be disappointed and so with that being said there isn t really anything thrilling happening either Where this book succeeds is in character development and drawing a sense of place These characters came alive to me and were portrayed so realistically The conversation among the girls and their behaviors were so on point that it brought me back to my own early teen years I loved spending time with Tikka and this book If you enjoy coming of age tales then this is one not to be missed 4 Sultry Stars Thank you to NetGalley Edelweiss and Algonuin Books for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review

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Felicity McLean ✓ 3 review characters Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Felicity McLean The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone review Ù 3 Part mystery part coming of age story The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone is set in a distant suburb on the encroaching bushland over the long hot summer of 1992 It's the summer of the school's Showstopper concert The summer Tikka never forgot The summer the Van Apfel sisters disappeared Blackly comic sharply observed and wonderfully endearing 'We lost all three girls that summer. My initial impression of this book was uirky Tikka returns home from Balti to the suburbs outside Sidney Australia The trip brings on an onslaught of memories from the year she s 11 the year her neighborhood friends three sisters disappear And what s apparent and obvious to an adult is not to an eleven year old So her impressions are just a tad off leading to a slightly offbeat telling And the secondary characters are not your average folks either There s Mr Apfel a religious fanatic who leads the girls in Bible study and prayers and punishes those that don t get the message correctly There s the teacher whose actions just don t seem appropriate McLean does a wonderful job of getting the kids just right the weird discussions the picking on siblings the not uite understanding how things work But as the book goes on it gets and poignant My heart just ached for those girls All of them Even as adults when Laura and Tikka still wonder if they did the right thing I had no idea how this would play out It s a wonderfully ambiguous story Don t go into this story expecting answers or you ll be disappointed My thanks to Algonuin Books for an advance copy of this book

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Felicity McLean ✓ 3 review characters Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Felicity McLean The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone review Ù 3 Amphitheatre by the river surrounded by encroaching bushlandNow years later Tikka has returned home to try and make sense of the summer that shaped her and the girls that she never forgotBlackly comic sharply observed and wonderfully endearing this is Picnic at Hanging Rock for a new generation a haunting coming of age story with a shimmering unexplained mystery at its hear. To me this darkly themed story had a slight literary fiction feel and I don t love that genre In saying that I was okay with it Set in the early 1990 s this tale of three sisters who simply go missing on the night of the school concert leaves the reader with a lot of pondering to do Full of Aussie collouialisms and extremely well told we witness the young Van Apfel sisters bought up in a disturbingly warped religious household Tikka I loved this name is their precocious whip smart neighbour and mate is our narrator she s a feisty girl and oh so smart A strange and frightening river town full of even stranger characters we never really get the full gist of what is going on An ungodly holy man with a spineless wife a teacher who is not straight up and families just being families in the suburbs gives us a confusing sense of some misdirected young girls without bearings nor an anchor to give them any sense of safety I was listening to this audio read with such intensity at the very end that I missed my freeway exit one Sunday night but I do remember driving along thinking I need to know please Australian literature fans will be sure to like this beguiling offering

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  • The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone
  • Felicity McLean
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  • 17 February 2020
  • 9781460709429

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    review The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone Felicity McLean ✓ 3 review characters Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Felicity McLean look who came all the way from australia and braved a biblical downpour just to sign books for our book club They had six femurs ninety nine vertebrae three skulls and thirty fingernails Six kneecaps forty eight carpal bones and than three million strands of blonde hair all tinged alien green by the chlorine in their pool which up until the day they went missing we’d swum in almost every single day that summerAnd yet all of thes

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    Felicity McLean ✓ 3 review characters Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Felicity McLean review The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone 35 StarsThe Van Apfel girls grew up with an extremely strict religious fatherTikka Molloy can't forget the summer of 1992 It was the summer that the Van Apfel sisters disappeared all three of them The story is set in Australia in an eerie river valley suburb with an awful unexplained smell The night of the Showstopper co

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    [The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone] EBOOK READ review The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone My initial impression of this book was uirky Tikka returns home from Balti to the suburbs outside Sidney Australia The trip brings on an onslaught of memories from the year she’s 11 the year her neighborhood friends thr

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    characters Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Felicity McLean Felicity McLean ✓ 3 review [The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone] EBOOK READ This was a different sort of mystery crossed with coming of age and I loved it ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Tikka Malloy’s playmates the Van Apfel sisters disappeared when she was eleven years old It’s a mystery haunting her and her sister L

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    [The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone] EBOOK READ This book is so rich and lush in atmosphere I could feel the heat wave of this Australian summer as the hot sun kissed my skin I could hear the birds chirping and the insects buzzing and I almost felt as if I was walking hand in hand with Tikka as she told me the story about the Van Apfel girls We lost all thr

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    review The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone characters Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Felicity McLean Felicity McLean ✓ 3 review EXCERPT The ghost turned up in time for breakfast summoned by the death rattle of Cornflakes in their box She arrived on foot Bare feet Barelegged and white knuckled in a pale cotton nightie that clung to her calves and slipped off one shoulder as jaunty as a hat Her hair was damp with sleep sweat whose wasn't that summer? and stiff strands of it fenced in her thirteen year old face like blinkers strapped to

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    [The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone] EBOOK READ characters Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Felicity McLean To me this darkly themed story had a slight literary fiction feel and I don’t love that genre In saying that I was okay with it Set in the early 1990’s this tale of three sisters who simply go missing on the night of th

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    Felicity McLean ✓ 3 review characters Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Felicity McLean review The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone On the night of a school concert in an ordinary 1990s Australian suburb the three van Apfel girls disappeared Hannah 14 Cordelia Cordie 13 and Ruth 7 Despite extensive searches only one of them is ever found Twenty years later their neighbour a

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    [The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone] EBOOK READ Felicity McLean ✓ 3 review review The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone is well written easy to read easily devoured in an afternoon It’s slick but conventional it’s too easy to see the film adaptation playing out in your head Set mostly in 1992 there is plenty of nostalgia for Gen X Aussies sunnyboys by the pool; a slumber party complete with half arsed séance; the

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    [The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone] EBOOK READ Now here's a strange thing I usually complain when a book finishes without telling me what happened to everyone Yet the ending of this

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