Sunday, June 12, 2011

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Release Date: June 14th, 2011
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352
Buy This Book: Amazon
In this subtle little horrifying nightmare of a book, Nova Ren Suma explores the relationship between sisters while gradually entering the world of horror and paranormal. This novel starts as our narrator, Chloe, is asked by her older sister, Ruby, to swim across a resevoir to prove her unique water abilities. Ruby and Chloe share the tightest bond-through all their lives, they have lived and survived together, never counting on their always drunk mother to depend on. Not only that, but they admire each other, and Chloe to Ruby especially. Everybody admires Ruby-they will do whatever she asks them to do, and boys and girls flock to do her every bidding. So it doesn't come as a surprise when Chloe accepts, and starts swimming across the Resevoir, even though her sister tells tales of a town called Olive that resides deep in its watery depths, wanting revenge because of their people's watery death...

And then Chloe sees a dead body in the water, and she realizes its London, her old classmate, and that night, everything changes...

Chloe is sent to live with her father, while Ruby remains in their little town. After two years of complete isolation, however, Chloe runs away back to her sister, and it is there she discovers that all might not be right with their 'little town' after all-and Chloe suspects it has to do with Ruby and the night she discovered London, the memory still haunting both of their consciences.

Though eerie and grim, Imaginary Girls is a one of a kind book that you will never forget. It lays in your heart, no matter when you put it down, and it stays, much like the people of Olive stayed in the Resevoir of Chloe and Ruby's little town. And you will always remember the story of their sisterhood, their undenying love to each ther-you will always remember the beauty of family.



I think it's so funny how some people love books and others don't like them at all, while I adored this cover I was not too crazy about the book itself. Thanks for the review!

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