Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Status: Available now
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Description: (by goodreads.com)The Shevvingtons are perfect. Mr. Shevvington is the charming, handsome principal of Christina’s school. His wife is a dedicated English teacher. When the Autumn fog rolls over the coast, Christian and Anya begin boarding at the Shevvington’s home, where Christina discovers that nothing is as it seems. Anya is slowly losing her mind, and Christina knows the Shevvingtons are behind it. But who will take her word against that of the Shevvingtons? This is book one in the Losing Christina series.
My Review: Wow. Creepy. Caroline B. Cooney is a really good author I’d say she’s up there with R. L. Stine. You guys may recognize the name from The Face on the Milk Carton/ the Janie Johnson series. Fog is a great mystery, but wow it did a number on my head sometimes I hardly believed this was a middle grade novel. It’s massively dark and extremely sinister things happen to girls in this novel. I really liked it, the main character, Christina was really relatable, especially considering she’s 12 from off an island on the coast of main and I’m 22 and from NYC. It left you off an a really grim cliff hanger. I wish all the suspenseful action was spread through out the book evenly rather than just being all at the end.
There are some really mystical elements in the novel, particularly when Christina’s describes her island or has these almost preternatural dreams. It’s as if Christina and the rest of the kids from her island are raised with their own mythology and it’s what ultimately keeps them together. I realize that sounds a little off, but that’s how I felt about the characters.
Overall Rating: 5/7
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