Morris, Paula Unbroken (a Ruined novel), 304 p. Point (Scholastic), FEBRUARY 2013. $18.
It’s been a year since Rebecca survived the incident in the New Orleans cemetery. Now a new ghost has contacted Rebecca and he needs her help – back in New Orleans. Luckily Dad is taking Rebecca and her best friend, Ling, to New Orleans for spring break. Rebecca is happy to go, but a little worried, because things haven’t been great between her and Anton. But someone wants revenge for last year’s death and a vengeful ghost will do anything to stop Rebecca from helping the blue-eyed boy. And Anton wants nothing to do with another ghost. This may tear Rebecca and Anton apart for good – if she can survive that long. While Dark Souls (the 2nd Ruined novel) was good, this one brings as back to New Orleans and Rebecca – so much more satisfying. The ghostly bits are really well written and the tension is palpable. Yum!
MS, HS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher