The Uninvited

 
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The Uninvited
Age Range
14+
Release Date
May 12, 2009
ISBN
0763639842
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A gripping thriller
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When Mimi Shapiro has to escape New York and an obsessed professor, she flees to her dads cottage in Canada.  Her dad tells her the cottage is uninhabited, but when Mimi arrives she finds a guy named Jay living there.  Shortly after meeting each other, and after some initial tension, Mimi and Jay discover that they have the same dad and agree to share the house.  However, there are some strange things happening.  Jay discovers small things left in the house, and other small things missing.  Mimis videocamera is stolen from her car and used to record her standing in the house, then replaced in her car.  Mimi and Jays story is interspersed with, and connects with, the tale of Cramer.  Cramer is a young man with a dysfunctional home life who longs to get away from his disturbed mom and her abusive boyfriend.  The arrival of Mimi causes Cramers jealousy of Jay to spiral out of control.  Cramers obsession with Mimi and Jay explodes into a thrilling climactic finish.


The Uninvited is a suspenseful story that explores family dynamics and the nature of obsession.  Wynne Jones has created a robust set of characters and places them within a disturbing story that will keep you reading non-stop until the end.  There are also plot twists and turns, adding up to an unpredictable turn of events.  You may think you have the story figured out, but Wynne Jones keeps the story from veering into predictability.  Recommended for anyone looking for a  good thriller with some depth.

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Creepy
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Reader reviewed by Jessica

When Mimi moves away from New York city to escape the dangers that had been presented to her, she never expected to meet up with Jay, who, though quick talking, she discovers is her half brother. The pair of them, while hanging out, discover strange happenings at their house on the snye, as though someone had been intentionally trying to scare them off. From weird noises recorded into Jay's music tracks to a secret tunnel into the house, there are endless possibilities as to what or who is doing this.

But there is a strong under story which slowly reveals secrets to the reader which the main characters never know about. In this chilling story of haunting, Tim Wynne-Jones keeps the reader guessing until the very end with plot twists and turns that shock the reader and keep them at the end of their seats. A thrilling ride for all readers.
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A creepy mystery that will keep you guessing!
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Reader reviewed by Library Lounge Lizard

An interesting plot and with varied and likable characters, this book
was enjoyable from the start. A definite departure from the books that
I normally read but I have to say it was a pleasure read!

Mimi
has just left college in NYC on break from both academics as well as
the married professor she has been having an affair with. Needless to
say things did not end well and she needs to get out of Dodge! She's
heading to her fathers lazy summer house in Canada to get away from it
all and spend some time with herself to sort things out. Supposedly the
house has been empty for the last twenty years but Mimi finds out quite
the contrary. Upon her arrival she finds someone else living there,
someone pretty cute! Jay and Mimi are fairly close to the same age and
they soon find out that is not all they have in common.

A
mystery unfolds as someone keeps breaking in and leaving weird things
around the house including a dead bird. When the trespasser goes too
far and starts stealing things, expensive things, Jay and Mimi know
they need to figure out what is going on. As their plan unfolds they
have no idea what is in store for them and the secrets revealed will
change both their lives forever.

If you like a good mystery with
a dose of creepiness this book is for you! I would recommend this book
for high schoolers and above. There is nothing more than a few
expletives but middle schoolers may get lost in the plot and various
narratives.


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