by Laura Kasischke
I am sixteen when my mother steps out of her skin one frozen January afternoon—pure self, atoms twinkling like microscopic diamond chips around her perhaps the chiming of a clock, or a few bright flute notes in the distance—and disappears. No one sees her leave, but she is gone.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book, I requested it from the library after watching the trailer. It's a pretty quick read, for some reason I expected this sappy young adult book, but the book plays out the mystery of Kat's mother dissappearence which made it pretty interesting and a page-turner. It's a short novel, and little by little the reader can put the pieces together before Kat' does.
A pic of the book
Also you can watch the trailer from the film adaptation with Shailene Woodley as Kat and Shilo Fernandez as Phil (I can't believe this guy is still playing teenagers!)