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When Leena Thomas gets her wish to live in an old Victorian house with her two closest friends during their senior year at boarding school, the unexpected arrival of another roommate--a confrontational and eccentric classmate--seems to bring up old anxieties and fears for Leena that may or may not be in her own mind.
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION BAE
Characteristics: 396 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780061799495


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May 31, 2017

Love the cover of this! Certainly has an appeal to it and is eye catching.

This book had all the potential to be a suspenseful creepy novel. It certainly had it’s moments because it kept you guessing, was this something supernatural? Or something else entirely? So it had that going for the novel, but it falls pretty short.

The plot itself just seemed long winded and long. A little too long to get the ball rolling. As a result, it got boring and anticlimactic. By the time you got to the ending you were barely interested in the book and just wanted it to end. Which is unfortunate considering the book had some potential.

The character themselves were alright but had nothing special going. Celeste really bothered me as a character. She was pushy, erratic, and a complete drama queen. Overall annoying in the novel. Leena herself wasn’t so bad to read although she’s a people pleaser, yet at the same time alienates them and in the end, well, she sort of had it coming didn’t she? I wasn’t too happy with the way Abby and Viv treated Leena but you did have to understand where they were coming from. So in a way, their behavior towards Leena made sense.

I wish this book was much better. It had all the characteristics of a good novel but fell really short. I don’t regret giving it a try but it’s just not what I hoped for. Not really worth the read.

Jun 03, 2014

Great book! Suggest for anyone looking for a good book to get into.

Jul 16, 2012

this book was a major letdown, I was very disappointed in how the story turned out. Leena was a strange and not a very good character.

Jun 29, 2012

This book was a spooky read. I thought the characters were interesting and well-developped, but I felt like the book was missing something. I found the ending unsatisfying.

Jun 20, 2012

I guess I'd call this a ghost story except there aren't any ghosts - it's more like a spooky story where it's up to the reader to decide why everything is happening. The relationships seemed more or less realistic and I couldn't put it down. I do wish there was a better explanation for why everything was happening but even without that it was a good suspenseful, spooky story.

Jun 19, 2012

pretty good slightly spooky story with a lot of twists. suspenseful, and will keep you intrigued.


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Jan 08, 2012

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