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USA TodayKirkus ReviewsAJC
USA Today
Robin Covington
Sept 12, 2013
Kirkus Reviews
Staff Writer
July 1, 2013
Writers Digest
Chuck Sambuchino
October, 2013
Jill Vejnoska
May 26, 2012

Publishers Weekly | 09/16/2013
Here are some things Wick Tate knows: how to hack into almost any system; that, between her mother’s suicide and her abusive drug-dealing father, she’s responsible for keeping her sister, Lily, safe; and that no matter how loving their new foster parents seem, she can’t trust them or anyone else. Wick isn’t even sure she can trust herself—what if she’s too much like her father? Although Wick and Lily now have nice clothes and a stable living environment, the cop looking for their father keeps coming around, and their father’s partner can still force Wick to work for him. Then there are the memories churned up when a childhood friend kills herself, and her diary ends up in Wick’s hands. While Wick’s fears and suspicions initially seem overwrought, they grow to become entirely reasonable as she’s forced to make some very adult decisions. Throw in Wick’s burgeoning romance with classmate Griff and a genuinely suspenseful ending, and Bernard’s debut is effective as both high-intensity action novel and character study, and ripe for a sequel. Ages 13–up. Agent: Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary. (Oct.)

Fast-paced and full of twists, FIND ME will leave you breathless. Bernard is an exceptional new voice in YA. – Sophie Jordan

FIND ME is a thriller that keeps picking up speed. I needed to follow this tough heroine through grim revelations to find out if everything would be okay! – Jay Asher

Kirkus Reviews
Wicket Tate kicks into high gear with her hacking skills when her little sister is threatened following another girl’s suicide. Wick and Lily’s father is an abuser and a criminal, and it’s been up to Wick to protect the naïve Lily ever since their mother jumped to her death; well-to-do foster parents Bren and Todd have given the girls a second chance, but Wick is still in survival mode. Classmate Tessa’s death becomes personal when Wick finds a copy of Tessa’s diary on her front porch in the middle of the night. Carson, the cop who’s still looking for her dad, and Griff, an attractive fellow student, are pulled into the plot, along with Tessa’s parents and sister. It’s clear from the diary that Tessa was in an abusive relationship with an older man, but how to identify him and why there are threats against Lily remain murky. Wick’s hacking activities are integral to the plot but are not as fully fleshed out as they should be, resulting in some telling rather than showing, distancing readers. Romance blossoms between Griff and Wick despite her resistance, adding a vulnerability to Wick’s tough-cookie persona. The pace is so swift that there’s no time for readers to examine minor inconsistencies or to wonder why such a smart hacker would sometimes give up so easily. A thriller chiller with some hot moments. (Suspense. 12-16)

School Library Journal | 10/01/2013
Bernard’s debut is notable for its readability, genre-crossing blend of thrills and romance, and its something-for-everyone qualities. (Grades 9 and Up)


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