By Sarah Dessen
Ruby has been living alone for the past 2 months. Her mother just up and left one day—leaving Ruby to fend for herself. Oddly enough, though, Ruby finds this turn of events not unfortunate, but liberating. So when the police come to collect her—and send her to her sister Cora’s house—Ruby is NOT very appreciative. While adjusting to her new, perfect, fairy-tale-come-true lifestyle, there are many ups and downs Ruby experiences. This lovely novel takes us through the troublesome times, the emotional times, and the growing up times of Ruby, all while she still carries the key from the Yellow House of her past.
I really don’t feel very professional saying this, but…. This book was amazing, everyone in the world (at least all the teenage girls) should go out and buy this book as soon as it hits the shelves (4/17/08)! It is my new favorite breaking into the top five (which is very hard to do in my book), and I loved it. Plain and simple. I honestly can’t really say anything more about this!
Scale (1-10): 10