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Possessions by Nancy Holder
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Mar 22, 2011

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Read from March 04 to 09, 2011

Possessions was a very creepy book (do bear in mind that I’m a wimp when it comes to scary) and had me quite jumpy for a few days after finishing it. The setting is Marlwood Academy, a boarding school for rich girls and Lindsay, the main character got in on a scholarship. In the middle of nowhere and surrounded by forests and a lake, Marlwood seemed like the perfect place for Lindsay after her breakdown. Nobody knew her and what had happened. She could make a fresh start.

I liked Lindsay. I totally ‘got’ her, but I can’t say that about most of the characters in this book. Of course, some of them were meant to be mean and nasty and totally freaky (even the teachers were freaky!), but others who were meant to be Lindsays friends, just didn’t seem that sincere at all and I didn’t warm to them.

The plot itself was fascinating and towards the middle of the book I had a hard time putting it aside. Although it creeped me out a lot, I was totally intrigued and really had to know what was going on. At this point I would have given Possessions 4 stars. Then, all of a sudden we were at the end and I was confused. Like what the heck happened there? I went back and re-read it and the second time it did make a little more sense, but was not what I’d call a great ending. The plot had so much promise and I felt a little let down. Saying that though, I will probably pick up the second book in this series, The Evil Within, at some point.

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