by Christina Leigh Pritchard
Seventeen year old Lisa Brown’s life is falling apart. First, her mother and father divorce, then their house forecloses and now, her mother has decided to commit herself to a psychiatric hospital.
If that weren’t enough, she must leave sunny south Florida to attend a boarding school full of geniuses in cold, Lynn, Massachusetts. The city where the locals chant “Lynn, Lynn, city of sin; you never come out the way you went in.”
And, they aren’t kidding. Lisa must live in a tiny shack with two strange teenagers, a dog named Pig who growls when you look at him and a cat named Rat. “Mind the cat,” everyone says. What the heck is wrong with this place?
Lisa thinks she’s landed in her own house of horrors with the anti-social Alex and his facetious sister Ally. But, the real drama begins the day she is struck by lightning…
About the Author:
Christina Leigh Pritchard was born and raised in South Florida. Her first stories were written at the age of nine in $0.15 wide ruled, spiral notebooks (which were supposed to be used for class), and in the various diaries she kept. Stories she wrote from age nine to twelve fill about four storage boxes!
Since she's upgraded to a computer, she's completed over fifty books and still going strong. Her genre's include dark fantasy, young adult, drama, suspense, historical romance, multicultural, comedy, poetry and many more.
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Lisa Brown has not had an easy time of life and things just got worse. This book starts of feeling like a YA contempory novel, though once Lisa arrives at CIN that all changes. That's when the mystery starts to build and then build some more. For a little while I had no idea what was going on I just knew that some strange shizz was happening.
Alex and Ally the kids that live next door are so strange and a bit creepy. Lisa's aunt keeps disappearing, and you can't touch the cat or dog, what? Pritchard starts dropping some hints about them along the way, and then I started thinking I was figuring things out (except for the dog and cat thing, that took me a while).
All in all I enjoyed this novel, however it definitely wasn't perfect... like there should be contractions in a book. Especially when people are talking. Things jumped around a bit more than I thought they should have. I almost think that the book should be longer giving more time to delve into the story. A great idea with a few technical flaws. A few things are left unanswered but of course there are more books to come.
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