Imaginary Girls

Reader: Sabrina K
Age: 17
Title: Imaginary Girls
Author: Nova Ren Suma
Publisher: Penguin
Pub Date: 6/14/11
Galley: Yes
Recommend: Yes
Convince us to read the book: This book shows the strong dynamic(s) between sisters. You may believe you know everything about your sister, but what is more powerful is the trust that one another gives without knowing the WHOLE bits and pieces of the other sister. This book wonderfully had this sisterly bond shown in the relationship between Ruby (the oldest sister) and her younger sister Chloe.
Compelling Aspect of the Book: This book makes you question the fine line between reality and dreaming. This was shown by the reappearance/ disappearance of London and then the "death" of Ruby. This "line" of reality and non-reality was shown threw deaths, reappearances, and attitudes of the characters which made the book all more intriguing.
Did you finish: Yes
Were you disappointed with the book at all: The ending was cut to the chase. I would have liked more explanation of how Ruby got down to Olive and where she is, or speculated to be. The ending left the book at a flat note, to say the least. It needed to leave the reader questioning where Ruby was, instead it just left the reader confused.
Comments: At times, Ruby's character seemed to contradict herself. One moment she would be all protective to Chloe, the next minute they'd be drinking together. It got me confused in the begging on how the relationship was set up.
Cover: The cover did tempt me to pick up the book, it was intriguing and seemed like the perfect beginning to a summer read! This image was comforting/soothing but and also mind boggling.
Age Range: 16 to 18 up
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal

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