Tuesday, August 18, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Edgewater by Courtney Sheinmel


BLURB:

Lorrie Hollander used to be a rich girl, but now she's lost everything because of the secrets and lies of the people around her. It's been 12 years since Lorrie's mother skipped town and left Lorrie in the care of her unstable aunt Gigi. Together they live in a neglected, decrepit mansion called Edgewater, the eyesore in a town of extraordinary wealth and privilege.

When Charlie, the son of an esteemed senator, takes an interest in Lorrie, her shame for her family and lifestyle runs deep. But what she doesn't know is that Charlie's family is hiding something, too, and that their secrets are inextricably tied. Now Lorrie must confront the truth about her family—and everything she ever thought she knew about herself.

REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 9 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS:

This book is a great book, but not one that satisfies my taste. Lorrie Hollander is a typical teenager, but has family financial issues. Her dad left her before she was even born and her mom left with her boyfriend. Now Lorrie lives with her wild and irresponsible Aunt Gigi and her sister Susannah who will befriend any creature. They live in a huge house, called Edgewater, that they can't seem to ever keep clean. Lorrie tries to find something/someone to take her mind off of her numerous issues. 

My favorite part of this book is when Lorrie's horse, Orion, comes back from Woodscape. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and older because it can be inappropriate for younger readers.