The Girl with the Wrong Name, Barnabas Miller

The Girl with the Wrong Name, Barnabas Miller

The Girl with the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller should be on the radar of readers looking for a thrill ride of a book. It is an intense psychological thriller that has an aspiring filmmaker as its protagonist. Also, the plot is so unpredictable, it leaves the reader in a constant state of wonder.

The Girl with the Wrong Name, Barnabas MillerTitle: The Girl With the Wrong Name
Author: Barnabas Miller
Publisher: Soho Teen
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Ever since “The Night In Question” left her with a hideous scar and no memory of what happened, Theo Lane has been hiding. An aspiring filmmaker, she uses a hidden button cam to keep the world at bay. She spends the entire summer in a Manhattan café, secretly documenting random “subjects.”

Once school starts, Theo finds her best friend has morphed into a flirtatious, short-skirt-clad stranger. Everyone ignores the scar. As if that will make it go away. The café remains her lunchtime refuge.

Her most interesting subject is the Lost Boy, a stranger who comes in every day at the same time. When she finally gets up the courage to talk to him she discovers why: the Lost Boy, Andy, is waiting for someone who said she’d meet him there…four days ago. Intoxicated by Andy’s love for this mystery girl, Theo agrees to help him find her, and her unhealthy obsession pulls her into a perilous, mind-bending journey. But is it really Andy’s world she’s investigating? Or is it her own?

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Review: The Girl With the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller

❀ Full of Suspense

Barnabas Miller has created an amazing whirlwind of book that is full of suspense! Lately, I have been really into this genre, which is probably why I enjoyed this book so much. It honestly has it all, a mysterious scar, a night in question, a creepy sanctuary, everything that makes an interesting thriller. This is the kind of book that will blow the reader’s mind!

❀ An Enjoyable Main Character

Theo, in The Girl with the Wrong Name, is such an enjoyable main character. She is brave and curious, and goes with her instincts. Theo’s name is also really interesting, since it has an interesting backstory. One of my favourite things about her is how she wants to be a filmmaker. I always love books with film/TV components, so this book was quite entertaining for me.

❀ An Unpredictable Plot

The plot of The Girl with the Wrong Name is so unpredictable. This is the kind of book with a powerful and shocking ending that the reader won’t even see coming (think We Were Liars). However, I did feel like there were some loose ends in the book, and I have so many questions after reading it. This was sort of disappointing, because I grew pretty attached to the characters, and want to know more about what happens to them. Other than that, the plot is so fast-paced and thrilling, making this book impossible to put down.

❀ Unputdownable

The Girl with the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller is a thriller with a curious main character and a twisty plot. It is a book that readers will find unputdownable, as it is so fast-paced. Fans of We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean should definitely read this book, as there are many similar components that will leave readers breathless.

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8 thoughts on “The Girl with the Wrong Name, Barnabas Miller

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I just went to Goodreads and added this book to my TBR. It sounds really good, and I am all about YA thrillers that are ACTUALLY thrilling. A lot of them just…. aren’t. Thank you for this awesome review, and giving me another great book to look forward to!

  2. kdaziz says:

    It seems so good, but I tend to shy away from thrillers…I did well with daughters unto devils though, so I might give this one a shot.

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