One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies

Paperback - 2004
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Following her mother's death, Ruby is reluctantly reunited with her estranged movie star father in this stunning free verse novel featuring a new cover and larger trim size.

When Ruby's mother dies, she's dragged three thousand miles away from her gorgeous boyfriend, Ray, to live in LA with her father, who she's only ever seen in movies. He's a mega-famous actor who divorced her mom before Ruby was even born, and while the rest of the world may love him, Ruby definitely does not.

But as time passes and pages turn, Ruby comes to understand that circumstances are far more complicated than they seem, and sometimes forgiveness is found where you least expect it. This award-winning and bestselling novel in verse weaves a gripping narrative that is accessible as it is compelling.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2004.
ISBN: 9781442493834
Branch Call Number: Y Fic
Characteristics: 268 p. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 12, 2014

I actually really enjoyed this book, it was a fun quick read that was perfectly in the middle of being surprising and predictable. For a novel told in verse it was extremely easy to follow. It also dealt with more issues than coping with her mothers death.

KRockstar10 Jun 10, 2013

I was shocked by how much I enjoyed this book. I picked it up with some hesitation...I'm not a big fan of novels-in-verse, and by the title I thought it was going to be depressing. Instead, I was immediately sucked in by narrator Ruby's snarky, humorous tone. I found that the verse format made the book a ridiculously fast read. I finished it in just over an hour.

Jun 10, 2013

i was suprised at how much i actually enjoyed this book, it was funny and made smile. the downside was it was a bit predictable, but in it's defense there were still a few parts that suprised me. Overall, i would say it was worth staying up until 3 in the morning reading it.

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Aug 12, 2014

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