Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook

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A darkly comic novel that “combines the perfect mix of mystery and romance to create a delightfully creepy chick lit-y ghost story” (School Library Journal), from the author of The Education of Hailey Kendrick and Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood.

Isobel’s life is falling apart. Her mom just married some guy she met on the Internet only three months before and is moving them to his sprawling, gothic mansion off the coast of nowhere. Goodbye, best friend. Goodbye, social life. Hello, icky new stepfather, crunchy granola town, and unbelievably good-looking, officially off-limits stepbrother.
     But on her first night in her new home, Isobel starts to fear that it isn’t only her life that’s unraveling—her sanity might be giving way too. Because either Isobel is losing her mind, just like her artist father did before her, or she’s seeing ghosts. Either way, Isobel’s fast on her way to being the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons.
 

About Eileen Cook

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Eileen Cook spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. She is the author of The Almost Truth, Unraveling Isobel, The Education of Hailey Kendrick, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood, and What Would Emma Do? as well as the Fourth Grade Fairy series. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and dogs. Visit her at EileenCook.com.
 
Published January 3, 2012 by Simon Pulse. 306 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Veering between breezy, humorous teen and shivery paranormality, Isobel’s voice—that snarky tone of humorous exasperation so common in YA literature—clashes with the increasingly serious, violent subject matter: troubled ghosts, brutal crimes and “lessons learned” about mental illness, standing u...

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By Sherie Posesorski You could argue there have been bad boys in literature since Samuel Richardson published Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded, back in 1740. In that case it was Mr. B., a nobleman attempting to seduce a poor servant girl.

Mar 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Unraveling Isobel

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I tore through this book.

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