The Uninvited by Tim Wynne-Jones

I honestly wasn’t sure what I would think of The Uninvited, as it has mixed reviews online. (Say whaaa? A book reviewer who reads book reviews??) Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised.

Following Mimi Shapiro’s STUPID affair with her creepy college professor, she decides to escape to her dad’s Canadian cabin to let things settle in her mind. But “getting away from it all” proves to be harder than Mimi anticipated when she arrives on the doorstep and finds someone already wynne_jones_theuninvitedliving there. Jay–a young musician–immediately accuses her of snooping around the property and leaving strange tokens–a snakeskin, a dead bird, etc…

But since Mimi just arrived, who could the stalker be?

I actually really enjoyed The Uninvited and it most DEFINITELY kept me turning pages. The alternating points of view gave a better perspective of the whole story, and really really added to the creep factor. To be inside the stalker’s head and feel him watching… Yikes. I read Flowers in the Attic a good decade ago and I feel like this story had me squirming with discomfort just as much as I did back then. Ugh.

Mimi was kind of an annoying character, mostly because she reminded me of someone I work with. Jay was much more tolerable and let’s all just say a huge THANK YOU BABY JESUS for his girlfriend. Without her this book would’ve been absolutely revolting. And the stalker… well… let’s just say he isn’t who you’d imagine him to be…

Let’s just say I’ll definitely never donate my eggs…

4 hole-riddled canoes of 5

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About Chelsea McDonald

As an avid reader since I was big enough to hold a book, I continue to enjoy losing myself in the thrall of a good story on a daily basis. Since many of my cohorts do not share the same passion, Cracking Spines will be the perfect outlet to express my adulation or frustration concerning the books that cross my path. In this way, my loyal followers will be able to enjoy the stories that are worthwhile and avoid the duds altogether. I also have a Shelfari account at http://www.shelfari.com/chelseamcdonald15 View all posts by Chelsea McDonald

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