A Missing Piece by Beth Fred is a YA novel is set in the military town of Killeen, Texas and revolves around the lives of Caleb Miller, a young army brat and Mirriam Yohanna , an angry, seventeen-year-old Iraqi war refugee who hates her new life in Killeen. On their first meeting Mirriam turns Caleb down in front of everyone and in order to regain his pride and status, he makes a bet with his friends that Mirriam will go to prom with him.
To win the bet, Caleb tries to get close to Mirriam by becoming her project partner and later a friend. As their relationship progresses and they both start to have real feeling for each other, a secret threatens to make or break their ever growing bond and with everything against them-will their love beat all the odds?
Missing Piece by Beth Fred has one of the best plots of all the YA novels I have read this year and the way it is writing is easy to understand. The editing could have been better but I am not complaining because I loved everything else overall.
The character of Mirriam is not easy to understand at first, but as I kept turning the pages and started getting more in the story, I could understand her character sketch. Caleb was much easier to understand. Missing Piece is not a smooth and straightforward story; you will find many conflicts on the road to happily after ever. While the plot is good, the writing and editing fell a little Short.
Overall Missing Piece is a good novel with enough material to make it a page turner. Plus it has a nice cover..!! Go for this if you are a fan of YA but stay away if you want a quick, easy and smooth romance because this book is so much more than just romance. While the plot is good, the writing and editing feel a little Short.
Publisher: Escape Publishing – Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd (September 1, 2013)
A turbulent, emotionally charged YA novel that breaks down barriers and challenges the status quo…
Angry, seventeen-year-old Iraqi war refugee Mirriam Yohanna hates her new life in Killeen, Texas, where the main attraction is a military base, populated with spoiled army brats like Caleb Miller.
Caleb has much to be angry about too, including Mirriam who turns him down flat in front of everyone. Eager for retribution, Caleb agrees to a dare that will see him take Mirriam to the prom and regain his pride.
But their relationship soon moves beyond high school antics. Mirriam and Caleb are bound together by more than location, and as they are forced to work closely together on a school assignment, they start to uncover an explosive story that has the potential to ruin lives — and both of their futures. One single truth changes everything and strengthens their bond.
When Mirriam’s family discovers their relationship, they decide it’s time to arrange her marriage to a proper Iraqi man. Caleb must convince Mirriam that he is in it for forever — or risk losing her for good.