THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING was an excellent mystery/thriller. The main character who had just been renamed Meg Jones by the Witness Protection Program and relocated to Natchitoches, Louisiana is a wonderful, well-rounded character. She and her family have been moved around a lot by Witness Protection and it has done great harm to their family. Meg's mom has turned to alcohol and her younger sister Teeny has become fearful and clingy. Meg herself is plagued by nightmares. She has determined that this time she won't make friends or get involved because it hurts too much to leave them behind when they are relocated.Ethan Landry doesn't fit into her plans though. She first meets him in the school office where he is bruised from fighting. He keeps making approaches to Meg through all her various rebuffs. When Meg gets an after-school job at a pizza place, she is surprised to learn that his aunt owns it. But constantly running into Ethan there and at school, has Ethan growing on her. He is a great character -- honest, caring, cute and persistent.Meg has been blaming her father for the disruption in the family's life and keeps asking him what he did or knows that caused them to enter the Witness Protection Program. It is only gradually that the memories come back to her of what she saw and she learns that she is the one who is in danger because she saw a man kill a family friend and the boy she had a crush on. The killer saw her too but let her live when she said she knew the whereabouts of some ledgers that he wanted. Now, in order to get the killer off their trail, Meg hatches a plan to go back to Arizona to recover the ledgers. Her plan was to go alone but Ethan convinces her to let him come along. Not only are they trying to stay ahead of the criminals who want Meg dead but the US Marshal's Service too. This story was an exciting thriller and a really nice romance too. I liked the twists and turns. Young adult thriller fans will like this one too.