The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
Alright, normally, I try not to read this kind of book because it usually has too many scary elements to it or the character completely ignores how the real world works and substitutes their own.
Amazon summary, "She's been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she's been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.
Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they've given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do-or see-that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all of the Suits' rules-and her dad's silence. If he won't help, it's time she got some answers for herself.
But Meg isn't counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who's too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there's only one rule that really matters-survival." AMAZON LINK OF WHINING
So I'm going to sum up 'Meg'/Anna/female narrator: "OMG, LIKE MY DAD REALLY SUCKS, WITNESS PROTECTION REALLY SUCKS, I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF MY MOM AND SISTER BUT I DON'T REALLY BUT I'M GOING TO COMPLAIN AND ACT LIKE I DO, UGH, LIFE IS HARD, BOYS ARE DIFFICULT, HOW DO I DO THINGS? WAHHHH"
....no really, that's basically her through the entire book. There are plenty of FASCINATING insightful things happening around her but she's like NO *mopes*.
So to give a background; Sissy (Meg/Anna/Female narrator), Teeny (little sister of female narrator), Mom, and Dad are all placed in the witness protection program for some reason and Sissy automatically assumes it's because her Dad did something awful. She's such a darling daughter.
They get moved around to different places because someone slips up and accidentally reveals where they are or because of some unknown reason. The book begins when they're being moved to Louisiana and the family simply doesn't care anymore since it's their sixth(?) move.
The Mom becomes a raging alcholic, the Dad is like DERP WON'T SAY ANYTHING, Sissy is like WAH LIFE SUCKS WAHHHHHHHHHHH, and Teeny is like OMG PANIC ATTACKS ALL THE TIME, I'M ONLY ELEVEN, WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.
...yeah, so the family is a huge screaming mess.
Basically the book boils down to how Sissy tries to make her life seem normal and gives herself a set of rules to follow in the new placement (which she completely disregards for the most part) and makes the whole show about how her life is so awful. She meets a boy and she's like OMG I SHOULDN'T....BUT HE'S LIKE SOOOO HOTTTTTTTTT. So she befriends him inevitably and their 'love' story doesn't make sense at all, but whatever, it's TWU WUV (all the gagging).
So, if you were like me and were like, "Oh man, witness protection program, I kind of wonder what that would be like..." This book does not answer your question. And seems to be part of a series.
The main character seems to have this notion of, "If I believe it I can do it!" while trying to have logic but basically just making bad plans and then her TWU WUV swoops in to rescue her from her "Too Dumb To Live" syndrome. Seriously.
It's not worth it to delve into spoiler land on this one.
I finished the book.
The ending is not a 'true' ending and everything rushes together from the (spoiler) sudden shucking of amnesia.
The action isn't really action, it's just watching main character be paranoid.
The book should be called, "PARANOIA: PLEASE DON'T LET YOUR CHILD BE LIKE THIS".
None of the characters are well developed or grow. They all seem to be mutant cardboard animatronic things.
The book boils down to the main character whining about how life is hard, having a sudden stroke of dumb and concocting a plan that will fix everything, and then nothing happens.
Everything about this book is forgettable.
I aggressively slept at it quite a few times.
If you have a choice, you should probably pick up something else.