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Monday, January 26, 2009

Uninvited by Amanda Marrone

Jordan's life sucks. Her boyfriend, Michael, dumped her, slept his way through half the student body, and then killed himself. But now, somehow, he appears at her window every night, begging her to let him in. Jordan can't understand why he wants her, but she feels her resistance wearing down. After all, her life -- once a broken record of boring parties, meaningless hookups, and friends she couldn't relate to -- now consists of her drinking alone in her room as she waits for the sun to go down.Michael needs to be invited in before he can enter. All Jordan has to do is say the words....

I picked up this book on a whim. I was at Borders to buy the 4th book of the Morganville Vampire book but to my dismay they've nothing in stock, so I started browsing randomly (as usual). I knew the title from on-line book shopping, it was unique and caught my eye, I'm a huge fan of vampire books so once I saw the cover I kind of assumed what it was about. The back summary was funny. During the first few chapters I thought that focus on drug use was a bit too much, but than I realized- high school is like that (here in the U.S so I'm grilling my child on the possibilities of drug abuse as early as now). I have friends going to universities everywhere that partied every weekend just like Jordan and her friends. I may not be like the characters, but people like them do exist. Many could relate to the social anxieties that Jordan faces. I read between 12-18 books a month and their either super awkward, anti-social, overly popular but Jordan is a different story. But, never this. It's a unique take on the vampire genre. A quick and enjoyable read.

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