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.
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?
This may not be the most accurate review, because I read this book around two months ago. But I’ll do my best. This is a fluffy
ghost story. Well it actually has more fluff than ghost. There was one ghost than appears fairly late in the book. It’s more about the guy across the street than the scary ghost tunnel. The reason this scared me a bit more is because my mother had something like that in her school.
I don’t know why Rinn had to be bipolar because she’s not. She’s a really normal person who takes medicine. Yes, I get that the medicine has a big part in the plot, but why does it have to be bipolar? RINN IS NOT BIPOLAR; SHE IS A NORMAL PERSON!
The book wasn’t the best book.
Rinn was annoying from what I remembered. She was constantly complaining about her life. Yet, she was instantly popular with tons of friends. Instantly. Can I say jealous?!? She was a Mary Sue, with a slight, tiny twist. She has all the friends, is super-duper nice and pwetty, and has the PERFECT boyfriend. I don’t think so.
Nate, the love interest, was nice, perfect, and wonderful. And I quote: I hated him the moment I saw him. Just change “saw” to “read about”.
Rinn’s friends were annoying from what I remember. I don’t remember much about them other than they were all cruel, unkind, and airheads. The author could have done much, much better with them. I really couldn’t stand them. There was one who the readers had to hate. She was so stereotyped it wasn’t even funny.
The blurb made it sound like it was a ghost story. It’s a high school story with a hint of paranormal activity. It wasn’t exactly AMAAZHING or anything. It was OK, I guess. I liked it at first, I really did. Then I thought more about it. It’s not as good as it was at first. It was predictable at times and had a lot of boring moments. It had too little ghost, and too much snogging.
The medicine thing could have been better. There would be more than two people who take similar medicine. ADHD anyone? Yeah… I’m pretty sure more than one person has ADHD in a school.
What I liked and disliked:
- The Ghost Elements
- The Non-Ghost Elements
- Perfectness of everything
I honestly don’t see what I saw in it a few months ago. I definitely don’t recommend it. Sorry again for the shorter post, I don’t remember every detail from this book. Just… no.
Favorite Character: N/A