The Ruining

The Ruining

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Still feeling guilty over the death of her little sister leaves eighteen-year-old Annie vulnerable when she takes a nanny job in beautiful Marin County, California, and meets her very controlling employer.
Publisher: New York : Razorbill, c2013.
ISBN: 9781595146168
1595146164
Characteristics: 312 p.

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gusmcrae
Jul 13, 2015

"meh" just about sums up how I feel about this book.

It pulled me in and then in the last hundred pages it just dropped me. The dialogue became so unrealistic and I found myself just not caring anymore.

JCLChristiH May 18, 2013

I wanted to like this book more than I did. It came close to being a very good creepy psychological thriller; but, while it seemed to take itself seriously in the build up, the last few chapters of the roller coaster ride felt more like a parody of the genre.

bandblair Apr 17, 2013

Very suspensful. Good if you liked the O.C.

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kubiak458
Mar 19, 2013

I was really into this story right until the last 50 pages or so. Then the drama became boring and cliché when the main character’s setting changed. I felt like the author just summarized the ending, it reminded me of Velma highlighting the clues when solving a Scooby Doo Mystery. It’s not the first novel I’ve read where the author builds up the plot only to call it quits, and wrap it up. Now, I'm glad I didn't stay up late and lose sleep to finish the book the night before.

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