Leo and Paris were sisters, only one year apart in age. They were opposites, yet did almost everything together. Leo was the smart one, the one who loved math and science and wanted to be a doctor. Paris was the artsy, wistful optimist, always having a smile on her face and dreaming about something fun. One night, they went to the restaurant where Paris worked, and ordered a coconut cream pie. That was the first time that Leo met Max, and it was also the last time that she saw Paris. Leo quickly found out that Paris had left her notes, and wanted her to go on a scavenger hunt with Max to find her. The notes were cryptic, and caused Leo to think back to her past, hoping that the clues would eventually lead her to Paris.
If you like books that are mostly contemporary, with a couple of dark and mysterious twists/turns, this will be a good book for you. I must admit, when I read the beginning, I only thought that it was okay. I was considering giving it 2.5-3 stars. It just wasn’t grabbing my attention. Sure, it was cute, but nothing really stood out to me. With that being said, I did like the writing style, and wanted to know what happened at the end, so I continued to read.
I am very happy about my decision because the last 30ish percent of the book was great! There were a ton of twists and turns that I did not see coming. I was able to guess a couple, but the majority were big surprises to me. Also, I will say this- the very end of the book had a huge plot twist containing a very serious subject. I am not going to say what it was, for fear of spoiling it, but I do think that it is important to mention.
Overall, I enjoyed Finding Paris, but I wasn’t thrilled with it. I give it 3.5stars.