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Imaginary Girls

Imaginary Girls - Nova Ren Suma The authorNova Ren Suma is the author of the YA novel Imaginary Girls, which was published in 2011 by Dutton, and will be out in paperback June 2012 from Speak. Her tween novel Dani Noir (Simon & Schuster / Aladdin, 2009) will be reissued for a YA audience in a newly updated trade paperback edition as Fade Out from Simon Pulse in June 2012. 17 & Gone, her new YA novel, is forthcoming from Dutton in 2013.Nova has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and a BA in writing & photography from Antioch College. She’s been awarded fiction fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony, and will be a resident at Djerassi Resident Artists Program in spring 2012 and at the Millay Colony in fall 2012. She grew up in small towns across the Hudson Valley and now lives in New York City. For more information visit http://novaren.com/The synopsisChloe’s older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can’t be captured or caged. After a night with Ruby’s friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers a dead body floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away—away from home, away from Ruby.But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns home at last, she finds a precarious and deadly balance waiting for her. As Chloe flirts with the truth that Ruby has hidden deeply away, the fragile line between life and death is redrawn by the complex bonds of sisterhood. Imaginary Girls is a masterfully distorted vision of family with twists that beg for their secrets to be kept.The reviewI read the first 100 pages of this book and after I noticed I started to scan the rest of the pages. This book could not entertain me in any way. The character description was done somewhere but not in a way that made it easy to visualize them or connect to them. The beginning of the book already gave me the feeling I was dropping in half way trough a story and missed out on a lot of details and this just went on. This story missed all turns going left to right without a clear path highly disturbing.