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Up for today: THE SUMMONING by Kelley Armstrong
Why I bought it? Actually this time it was not me who picked out the book. My daughter did while we were running errands at Target. We ended up with about 7 books on that trip. She said I should read it.
Synopsis: Chloe sees dead people and can hear them and talk with them. She gets sent to a group home for kids who have "issues" and is diagnosed with schizophrenia. She wonders what is up with the other kids there. Things get interesting as she learns what the other kids problems are.
What I thought? I enjoyed it pretty well. The story is engaging, and I was entertained. Some parts put you right on the edge of your seat. I didn't love it though. There were some really slow spots, too. It is the first in a series, and the second one is out already. The ending does not wrap anything up. I was disappointed with that. You're left completely hanging. I liked it enough to want to read the 2nd. My daughter will want it, I'm sure. She said the first was slow in a few spots but still really good.
My daughter's rating: ****1/2
My rating: ***1/2
Cleanness Score: 4: It has some gruesome ghost descriptions, but no language or sexual situations.