Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel

Posted June 2, 2015 by Spetzi in Book Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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Charlie, Presumed Dead” by Anne Heltzel is a story that starts at a funeral, and ends in a third world country jail. If you liked the “Pretty Little Liars” series by Marrissa Meyers, you will simply LOVE this book.

In this book, Charlie Price is presumed dead after a exploded plane that he was piloting is found and his bloody blazer is all that they find as a body. At his hastily arranged funeral, his two girlfriends collide. Lena, Charlie’s girlfriend for 3 years, meets his second and long distance girlfriend, Aubrey, who he has been with for a year. Together, they set off to find Charlie’s secrets.

(Spetzi has placed the rest of this review behind a spoiler tag. Major plot points may be revealed. One note, a transgender character encountered in Thailand is referred to as a “Ladyboy”. This may or may not be a correct term for the country but required a conversation about the terms use in this country.)

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