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Apr 3, 2011

"The Raising" Book Review & Giveaway CLOSED

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About the Book:
"Last year Godwin Honors Hall was draped in black. The university was mourning the loss of one of its own: Nicole Werner, a blond, beautiful, straight-A sorority sister tragically killed in a car accident that left her boyfriend, who was driving, remarkably—some say suspiciously—unscathed.

Although a year has passed, as winter begins and the nights darken, obsession with Nicole and her death reignites: She was so pretty. So sweet-tempered. So innocent. Too young to die...unless she didn’t. Because rumor has it that she’s back. "

About the Author:
"Laura Kasischke was raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan, where she now teaches in the MFA program and the Residential College. She has published seven collections of poetry, and seven novels, including the recent bestseller In a Perfect World. Her writing has won numerous awards, and two of her novels have been made into films, including The Life Before Her Eyes (2007) starring Uma Thurman. She lives with her family in Chelsea, Michigan."

My Take
The Raising is a chilling, thriller novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The characters are all so real, that you become fully invested into what happens to each of them. You wonder, right along with them, what actually happened the night that Nicole Werner died...if she really did die.

The plot of the book is completely captivating, and by the end of the book you will be so engrossed that you cannot put it down. You will imagine that you are living on this college campus, and you will feel that you are back in your 20's. I only wish that the ending had been different... People's lives are forever changed by the happenings in this book, but it's not "happily ever after."

Cost: You can buy The Raising for $8.99 from Amazon.com. ($$$)

Overall: We give The Raising an 8/10.

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We were sent The Raising free of charge for the sole purpose of this review; no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

56 comments:

debbie said...

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

one of my favorite books is "The Mountain Between Us" by Charles Martin

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jenny_sikes said...

I just finished reading the YA novel Looking For Alaska by John Green and absolutely loved it.

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Julie said...

Picking an all-time favorite book is tough, but one of my favorites in the past few years is The Help by Kathryn Stocket.

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