Dead To You by Lisa McMann. New York: Simon Pulse, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-4424-0388-8
He was abducted when he was 7. He is now 16.
He doesn't remember anything from the first 7 years of his life...That happens, right? Or does it?
I could not put this book down. It is a pretty intense book that explores what happens when a missing child is reunited with their family. It's painful, there's anger, but there is also hope and understanding.
I don't want to say more except that it is worth picking up. I would say this is for a mature 8th grader. There is some explicit language but it's not used excessively like in Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist where the F-Bomb was used all the time!!!