I can remember reading this book as a teenager in school and I loved it.
I recently re-read it and I still love it!
Missing follows Maxine and her family as they each in their own way try to come to terms with the disappearance of Derek, Maxine's big brother.
The family are slowly starting to rip apart and Maxine is feeling more and more left out as her parents ship her off to anyone who will have her to chase down the next lead.
When the news comes that a body has been found, and Maxine's father identifies it as Derek, Maxine starts to think things will finally pick up, now that they can all put Derek to rest.
But then she starts to receive strange phone calls from someone calling them self Derek!
I really enjoyed re-reading this book, I had totally forgot how great this book was! It is pretty short, and can easily be read in one sitting.
I really loved the suspense that was built up throughout the book, that itself kept me glued to the story for the whole day! I also really liked seeing how each of the different family members coped with both Derek's disappearance and then later his death. It is a great way of letting younger readers know that everyone reacts differently and finds their own ways of dealing with these types of situations.
To me, the ending of the book was brilliant and was completely worth getting caught up in all the drama and suspense in the book!