I am terribly sorry for my absence these past few weeks. My life just got busy. No other excuse, just busy. Anyway, here’s something that’s coming out in September that I thoroughly enjoyed!
What better way to celebrate your senior year in high school than by rooming in a Victorian house on the edge of campus with your three best friends? That’s exactly what Leena thought when she set it up at the end of her junior year. But things get complicated when the campus eccentric gets assigned to her room because Celeste broke her leg over the summer.
Leena decides she can put up with it, since it IS only for a semester, but then things start to get weird. Things keep happening to Celeste’s stuff, and she blames the other three girls who swear they’re not doing anything. Leena is repeatedly shoved in the middle, especially after she starts dating Celeste’s brother David. As the tension in the house rises, things keep getting weirder, and it’s all Leena can do to keep herself together.
I really liked this book. Since it’s told from Leena’s point of view, the reader has to keep guessing where it’s going. And we all remember those heightened emotions from high school, so coupling them with a spooky house and a paranoid roommate just makes the book all the more fun.
I don’t want to give too much away, since that would spoil it. Suffice to say that it’s a great book for Halloween!
Highly recommended for 8th grade and up!