The Gravity of Missing Things | Review

Title: The Gravity of Missing Things
Author: Marisa Urgo
Pages: 320 pages
Version: Ebook
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Release date: 7 June 2022
Rating: ★★★★


Flight 133 disappeared over the ocean. No wreckage. No distress signal. Just gone.

Suddenly, everyone on the news and social media is talking about whether the pilot intentionally crashed it – everyone but me. Because I know her. The pilot was my mom, and there’s no way she would hurt anyone. No one else knows that before she left, she wrote me a note. Trust me, it said.

Now it feels like someone split my world—and me—in two, and the only person who believes me is Landon. I want to trust him, to let him see who I really am, but I can’t. I have my secrets, the same way Mom has hers. All I know is falling for him will only make things more complicated.

Just as I start to open up, the answer to what really happened to Flight 133 could rip my world apart all over again – for good this time.


This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Entangled Teen!

The Gravity of Missing Things
is a standalone Young Adult Mystery about Violet who’s trying to find out why Flight 133, and her mum, disappeared.
The Gravity of Missing Things was interesting yet hard book to read. Our main character, Violet, is trying to solve the mystery of Flight 133 disappearing, while dealing with mental health issues and grief. Although this book seems pretty heavy, there’s some humour and some fun moments too. This book also has some great representation with queer characters and characters dealing with anxiety, etc. There’s also a bit of a romance story line in this book, which I really enjoyed.

Violet is our main character. She’s a bisexual who struggles with her mental health. She’s trying to solve the mystery of her mum’s disappearing flight while struggling with grief and falling for a guy. The Gravity of Missing Things also shows Violet’s relationship with her sister, her father, her best friend and her crush. A lot of things happen in this book, there are a lot of subplots, and sometimes it was a bit too much. But overall, I really liked reading Violet’s story.

I enjoyed reading The Gravity of Missing Things, but a content warning would’ve been nice. This book talks about self-harm and some other mental health issues, and it would’ve been nice to read a content warning. There was a link to a content warning but it said that there’s no content warning available for this book. Self-harm is always a bit hard to read about for me and it would’ve been nice to be prepared. But besides that, I really liked this book and I recommend it if you’re looking for a YA Mystery with LGBTQ+ characters.