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Ruined by Paula Morris
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Jun 28, 2011

bookshelves: read-in-2011, young-adult-fiction, ghosts, ya-paranormal
Read in June, 2011

Ruined is my very first read by Paula Morris. I was thrilled that it finally came in at the library so I could read it.

The characters are pretty likeable. Of course, there are some you just love to hate anyways. The main character, Rebecca, was pretty likeable. She wants to fit in at her new home and new school, but she really doesn’t seem to care when she doesn’t. I really didn’t see much of a connection between Rebecca and Anton, unfortunately. There’s definitely not a lot of romance in this book, and I found myself wanting more. I think Anton would have been an easy character to like, if we had seen him more, and knew more about him. The only other character I really liked in the book was Rebecca’s ghost friend, Lisette. The other characters were just so-so for me.

I thought this book was an interesting take on the ghost story genre. The back story on the characters and the history of New Orleans was interesting. The plot was simple and the writing style was easy to follow. The place was a little slow in some areas.

Overall, this was a really interesting read.
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