Mimi Shapiro had a disturbing freshman year at NYU, thanks to a foolish affair with a professor who still haunts her caller ID. So when her artist father, Marc, offers the use of his remote Canadian cottage, she’s glad to hop in her Mini Cooper and drive up north. The house is fairy-tale quaint,... show more
Mimi Shapiro had a disturbing freshman year at NYU, thanks to a foolish affair with a professor who still haunts her caller ID. So when her artist father, Marc, offers the use of his remote Canadian cottage, she’s glad to hop in her Mini Cooper and drive up north. The house is fairy-tale quaint, and the key is hidden right where her dad said it would be, so she’s shocked to fi nd someone already living there — Jay, a young musician, who is equally startled to meet Mimi and immediately accuses her of leaving strange and threatening tokens inside: a dead bird, a snakeskin, a cricket sound track embedded in his latest composition. But Mimi has just arrived, so who is responsible? And more alarmingly, what does the intruder want? Part gripping thriller, part family drama, this fast-paced novel plays out in alternating viewpoints, in a pastoral setting that is evocative and eerie — a mysterious character in its own right.
Publish date: May 12th 2009
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Young Adult Contemporary
Mimi Shappiro has had anything but a good year. An affair with an older professor (now turned stalker) in her freshman year has her wanting time to herself to “re-evaluate” (and hide). Her long estranged father offers her the use of his cabin in a remote part of the Canadian wilderness. Mimi jump...
The Uninvited is a well written book, but you can def. tell that it is for a younger (young adult) audience. It is still creepy though and I am enjoying it very much..I am just having difficulty with the characters...If this is that good though..I bet TW-J could write some kick butt adult graphic ho...
For once, I really don't like this cover art. It just doesn't do the book justice. Don't ask me what should be on it instead, but-this just isn't enough. There are too many elements swirling around in this vortex of a book for the cover to be right. This novel will trick you, by creeping the suspens...