Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Review: Ruined.

Paula Morris
Paperback, 304 pages
Scholastic, Incorporated
August 31, 2009

" Ghosts didn't exist in her world: They were just made up things, like gremlins and elves and unicorns."

Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to spend the year while her dad is traveling. She's staying in a creepy old house with her aunt. And at the snooty prep school, the filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey seems to give Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda. Then one night, in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to talk to Rebecca, and to show her the nooks and crannies of the city. There's just one catch: Lisette is a ghost. A ghost with a deep, dark secret, and a serious score to settle. As Rebecca learns more from her ghost friend -- and as she slowly learns to trust Anton Grey -- she also uncovers startling truths about her own history. Will Rebecca be able to right the wrongs of the past, or has everything been ruined beyond repair? (goodreads.com)


I picked up this book on one of my many book store exertions and really didn't know much about it. Needless to say I was glad I did. Ruined is a fantastic book filled with Ghosts, murder, and a deep dark secret that will change Rebecca's life forever.

I really love the way that this book was set in New Orleans, And it touches Base with some of the real life problems that they are having. It also goes into the history and some of the legions that have been sounding the city for centuries.

Rebecca is a normal girl that has been moved from her home and forced to live with an Aunt she doesn't know it New Orleans. Pretty quickly she comes to realize that everyone thinks she is an outsider and they look down on her for it. Rebecca is left to face this new lifestyle on her own, until she gets lost in Lafayette cemetery and runs in to Lasette.... Who just so happens to be a ghost. Rebecca comes to befriend Lasette and is pulled in to her world, life changing secrets and all.

I really like Rebecca, she is a quiet but strong girl and really doesn't care that people in her new school don't like her. She really just wants the time to go by fast so she can go home. She comes to find out that making it home is going to be harder then she thinks. She is a great character with strong opinions and a strong heart.

Overall Ruined has many twists and turns, and it kept me guessing till the very end. I really don't have any poor things to say about the book except for the fact it may not have a sequel...I would really love more. I give Ruined 4+ Hoots, This is a great book and I recommend it to all who love a little mystery. 


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