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The Unquiet - a Review
The Unquiet, written by Jeannine Garsee, is a ghost story that is both thrilling and mysterious. This book is so awesome that I read through it in only one afternoon. My internet was out, and I wasn't in the mood to do laundry or clean house, but the book was so good that I think I would have read through it just as quickly anyway.
Many people are curious as to where authors come up with the ideas for the books they write. Ms. Garsee writes a note at the end of the book that tells where the idea for this story originated. She first heard the basis for the story when she was only five years old. You can get ideas for stories at any age.
Corinne and her mom are in the process of moving back to the town where her mom is from. They left her step-dad for some reason not yet mentioned, though you are led to believe that it is somehow Corinne's fault. After all, Corinne is on anti-psychotic medication.
Her mom is upset when she finds out that the house they are supposed to live in belongs to this man she went to school with. Apparently they have some pretty major history. They still end up renting the house. He does have a cute son, and Rinn is attracted to him.
Rinn is shown around her new school by Meg, another student there. She makes friends with Meg, Lacy, and Tasha. The girls are a bit snobby, but Rinn friends them anyway.
Rinn is told that the pool area is fenced off. Twenty years ago, a girl named Annaliese drowned there, and her grandmother sued. The spirit of this girl is rumored to haunt the pool area. Is that the real reason that it is fenced off? Is that the reason no one is supposed to go in there?
During homecoming, the girls decide to sneak into the pool area and hold a séance. Something happens while they are in the midst of it, something unexplainable that no one except Rinn has any memory of. Did it really happen or is her mind playing tricks on her?
Then strange things begin to happen and many of the people around her—her friends, her mom—begin acting strangely. And Rinn begins hearing voices again.
Why is Annaliese haunting this school? Or is Rinn imagining it all?
Why does Annaliese seemingly want to torment and/or murder some of the kids at school? Does she want to destroy their lives? Is she just mean? Or does she have a much better reason? I mean, she died 20 years ago. She never knew these kids.
This book, sent to me free of charge by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, is one that will hold your attention until the very last page. If you would like your own copy of this book to read and enjoy, I have included an Amazon link for it below.
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