Author: Jeannine Garsee
Release Date: July 17, 2012
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Summary: Sixteen-year-old Rinn Jacobs has secrets: One, she’s bipolar. Two, she killed her grandmother.After a suicide attempt, and now her parents' separation, Rinn and her mom move from California to the rural Ohio town where her mother grew up. Back on her medications and hoping to stay well, Rinn settles into her new home, undaunted by the fact that the previous owner hanged herself in Rinn's bedroom. At school, her classmates believe the school pool is haunted by Annaliese, a girl who drowned there. But when a reckless séance goes awry, and terrible things start happening to her new friends—yet not to her—Rinn is determined to find out why she can’t be "touched" by Annaliese...or if Annaliese even exists.My Favorite Lines:
With the help of Nate Brenner, the hunky “farmer boy” she’s rapidly falling for, Rinn devises a dangerous plan to uncover the truth. Soon reality and fantasy meld into one, till Rinn finds it nearly impossible to tell the difference. When a malevolent force threatens the lives of everyone she cares about--not to mention her own--she can't help wondering: who should she really be afraid of?
Annaliese? Or herself?
“I loved the ‘high’ part of being bipolar. I loved being able to research, write, and print out a term paper in one evening, not that anything I wrote made sense. I loved staying awake for days on end, talking to anyone about everything.”
“When I slide the switch, the smoky beam swings over the faces of my friends. Meg, Lacy, Tasha, and Dino. Faces frozen. Eyes unblinking. Mouths stretched in soundless screams.”
Who Should Read It: For those readers, kind of like me, that really love contemporary books that deal with real issues like Ellen Hopkins, but also get really into some of the paranormal books, you should check this one out. It's not too intense paranormal-wise, so if intensity is a must have, this book may not be enough for you. It's perfect for that before bed reading time.
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