Nothing is as it seems in this darkly romantic tale of infatuation and possession, inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca.Becca was the perfect girlfriend: smart, gorgeous, and loved by everyone at New England’s premier boarding school, Thorn Abbey. But Becca’s dead. And her boyfriend, Max,... show more
Nothing is as it seems in this darkly romantic tale of infatuation and possession, inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca.Becca was the perfect girlfriend: smart, gorgeous, and loved by everyone at New England’s premier boarding school, Thorn Abbey. But Becca’s dead. And her boyfriend, Max, can’t get over his loss. Then Tess transfers to Thorn Abbey. She’s shy, insecure, and ordinary—everything that Becca wasn’t. And despite her roommate’s warnings, she falls for brooding Max. Now Max finally has a reason to move on. Except it won’t be easy. Because Becca may be gone, but she’s not quite ready to let him go…
Publish date: May 7th 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, School Stories
, Boarding School
*DNFd at 100 pages*Now I've never read Rebecca, or seen an adaptation, but I do know a tiny itty bit from SRB's parody of it, which is 9856% better than this. However...This was just plain bad. Our main character, Tess, is vapid and about as deep as your average kiddie pool. Her main, and apparently...
Inspired by Rebecca, you say?Daphne Du Maurier is rolling in her grave right now. I love reading alternative retellings of my favorite books. Most of the time, they're pretty bad; in some instances, they're incomprehensibly terrible. This book would be an example of the latter.Rebecca holds a specia...
the second I started the first chapter, I knew I was not going to finish this. Thorn Abbey has a pretty cool prologue but other than that, it's the exact same as every other book I've read about spoiled teens attending a private boarding school with secrets to hide.
3.5 Stars I have never read Rebecca so I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I sat down to read Thorn Abbey. I think when I saw infatuation and possession I assumed it was an overbearing lover and I saw the ghost element but didn’t expect much of it. However I ended up really enjoying ho...
This book was one weird ass story. Mystery was definitely floating throughout.I didn't know what to expect, as my suspicions would be slaughtered all the time. It wasn't until near the end when I finally understood.It certainly did keep me interested.Tess is new at the school "Thorn Abbey" and she m...