Watch Me Disappear

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Starting over at a new school for senior year of high school doesn't have to be a nightmare--if you friend the right people and aren't afraid to break a few rules. And if there's one thing Lizzie wants as she walks into the halls of her third high school it's a senior year she'll always remember. More
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Words: 84,930
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301361113
About Diane V. Mulligan

Diane Vanaskie Mulligan began writing her first novel, Watch Me Disappear, during an after-school writing club she moderates for high school students. She published it in August 2012. In 2013, it was a finalist in the Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Book Awards in the Young Adult category. Her second novel, The Latecomers Fan Club, was released in November 2013. It was named a 2014 IndieReader Discovery Award winner.

Diane holds a BA in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College and a Master’s degree in teaching from Simmons College. When she isn’t teaching or writing, she’s the managing editor at The Worcester Review and the director of The Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writers’ Conference You can also find her occasionally strumming her guitar and singing at various bars in central Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband.


In this video, Diane Mulligan, author of WATCH ME DISAPPEAR, reads two excerpts at Annie's Book Stop in Worcester, MA.

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Review by: Stephanie Ziegler on June 23, 2013 :
Wow! I could not put this book down. I felt like I was reliving my younger years.

The book is written in Lizzie's point-of-view. It is fast reading and is exactly like a teenager's mind. Pure honesty of mind versus speaking words that people only wanted to hear.

The title, Watch Me Disappear, applies not only to Lizzie, the main character, but to Maura as well. This book teaches important lessons through Lizzie, but pay attention to Maura. Sometimes issues are far greater and easier to hide than my best friend stole the boy I like.

I felt so many emotions reading this book. Happiness reflecting on my first kiss, anger remembering the popular girl who made my middle school years hell, pity and sadness knowing what these kids were going through and no one recognizing any of it to help. My mother is a mirror of Lizzie's mother. And I was Maura. I felt great empathy and understanding and I hope this book opens the eyes of teens and their parents.

Until next time, live life one page at a time!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Joanne Molay on Dec. 19, 2012 :
This was an interesting and well written YA book. It's about a high school senior that is finally breaking out of her shell and learning about life. I enjoyed reading the book because it made me reminisce about my high school experience. I recommend this book to my friends that enjoy Young Adult novels.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Megan on Dec. 18, 2012 :
I wasn't sure what to expect what I started this, but I absolutely loved it. Lizzie is starting senior year at a new school and has never quite fit in. She is very real and very honest. She calls herself out on selfishness and being quick to judge, acknowledging that she's disappointed in herself. She goes through making and losing friends, popularity and all that entails. She actually reminds me a lot of my high school self, and a lot of people could probably relate.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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