(PDF FREE) [The Turning] author Francine Prose


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  • The Turning
  • Francine Prose
  • English
  • 09 October 2020
  • 9780061999666

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The Turning Free download Ä E-book, or Kindle E-pub A dark houseAn isolated islandStrange dreams and even stranger visions Jack is spending the summer on a private island far from modern conveniences No Wi Fi no cell service no one else on the island but a housekeeper and the two very peculiar children in his care The first time Jack sees the huge black mansion ato. Kinda feels like a washed out horror story I expected something sinister and scary from a Francine Prose book but this one disappoints me Some things weren t explained properly and there are some loopholes in the story The MC took a massive change of character which really confuses the fuck out me because in the previous chapter he was okay the next he was transformed into a dickAfter reading a book I m not sure if this is a ghost story or a hallucination thingy book 名探偵コナン 28 Detective Conan #28 private island far from modern conveniences No Wi Fi no cell service no one else on the island but a housekeeper and the two very Cabin Boys peculiar children in his care The first time Jack sees the huge black mansion ato. Kinda feels like a washed out horror story I expected something sinister and scary from a Francine Prose book but this one disappoints me Some things weren t explained Yom Kippur as Manifest in an Approaching Dorsal Fin properly and there are some loopholes in the story The MC took a massive change of character which really confuses the fuck out me because in the Dictionnaire des onomatopées previous chapter he was okay the next he was transformed into a dickAfter reading a book I m not sure if this is a ghost story or a hallucination thingy book

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The Turning Free download Ä E-book, or Kindle E-pub P a windswept hill he senses something cold something sinister than even the dark house itselfSoon he feels terribly isolated and alone Yet he is not alone The house has visitors peering in the windows staring from across the shore But why doesn't anyone else see them and what do they want As secrets are revealed. Spoilers included in this reviewI m so disappointed I really wanted to like this I got it from the library free finished copy to keep for an upcoming Halloween book club and I was so excited because the cover is amazing It sounded really creepy tooIt is about a boy named Jack who in order to get some money for college goes to spend the summer on a remote island Crackstone s Landing babysitting two kids Miles and Flora Crackstone whose parent were killed in an accident There is no internet or TV on the island so Jack isn t sure what to think he doesn t know what he will do On the ferry ridehe could swear a bird is calling out to him telling him not to go to the island He encounters an elderly couple that informs him of a criminal investigation that occurred on the island a while ago as well as a couple that had been murdered while leaving the island on a boat Jack is creeped out so he leaves the couple and goes on the top deck or whatever it is called The weather is getting dressed but he encounters a mysterious under dressed woman She is acting bizarrely He follows her back inside and sees she is distressed while playing poker with a man and some other peopleWhen he gets to the island he meets the caretaker of the children named Linda Despite the creepy house painted black he is pleased at how nice and friendly Linda is Upon first meeting Miles and Flora he thinks they are a little strange They always exchange secretive little glances and Miles often rudely tells Flora to sop talking The house is a maze with countless hallways and rooms but other than that the island is nice Jack uickly adjusts to life without technology or constant interaction with outsidersAs Jack becomes familiar with the island and the few people on it he is told and learns from Linda and the kids about the slightly dark history of the island It turns out that there were two caretakers before him named Norris and Lucy Jack learns that they created a troubled relationship with the children which eventually changed Miles behavior and made him unwelcome for a second year at his boarding school Jack is curious as to how that happened because the two caretakers had left the island and that news seemingly had no effect on the kids But then Jack starts seeing ghosts The ghosts of Norris and Lucy He is creeped out by the fact that they were on the boat with him and then followed him to the island After having a panic attack he is institutionalized for being potentially psychoticWas he really seeing ghosts Or was he just going insane Read the book to find outJust kidding I actually don t recommend that you read this bookIt started off great I ll give it that It was setting up for a very creepy suspenseful read about a potentially haunted island with mysterious little kids It had a sort of style that you rarely see in middle grade or YA an edgy dark Gothic way of writing But the problem is toward the end of the book it still felt like it was leading up to something The final part was too uick there was no transition It felt almost as if the author set a goal for herself in terms of how long the book could be and then she was writing and then was like Crap I need an ending so she went back like ten pages and put in a half assed transition from the set up to the endingI think one of the biggest problems I had was with the characters I ll just start off with Sophie Jack s girlfriend Her father set up the job for Jack so they wouldn t get to be together over the summer and the story is told mainly through the letters he sends her This was a huge mistake because you barely learn anything about her and what you do is just dumbJack was a horrible main character I didn t like him at all and I could care less what happened to him He seemed whiny and bizarre in a bad way His letters would be like Sophie why won t you write me Are you hooking up with someone else Well I hate you bitch I can only get your attention by saying I ve been possessed by ghosts and saying I m completely messed up Your letters aren t that long so obviously you don t care about me We re breaking up Glad to see no one cares about meHalfway through the book he starts like hating Sophie and writing these awful things to her it s so weird Their relationship was so abnormal and it was really uncomfortable to read I don t know if they have serious sexual tension or if it was just because they were away from each other or whatLinda was okay she was just there because an adult presence was needed You didn t encounter her much The ghosts were just poorly created characters I definitely think their appearance in the story needed to be redone My favorite characters were the children although they weren t mentioned as much as I would have liked The author started out by describing them as being really creepy I was waiting for them to be revealed as demonic but toward the end they lose the creepy factor and become normal little kids BooorrrrrrinnnnnnggggUh as I m writing this review I am getting so mad This book had so much potential but it needed so much editing and rewriting It feels like a personal project that was mistakenly released I have never read the Turn of The Screw and I probably will just to see how it compares There is a book by Adele Griffin called Tighter that is also a retelling of the TOTS and I m hoping that will be betterAnother thing that is making me mad is that I have to go to the book club meeting for this Never mind the fact that I will have to pay 20 if I don t show up for stealing and such but because of the fact that I will have to say I really didn t like it I don t know why but the few times I do book clubs the picks aren t all that great Most of the ones at my school have been okay but this was picked by an adult YA Librarian so I was expecting assuming he is well read and can expect from a bookI wouldn t even call this a Halloween book and it barely has any horror themes It starts out creepy and very fun but then it just gets annoying and messy Literally it was everywhere all over the place just a jumble of unconnected strings that have been shaped into a little rat s next of writing It kind of makes me want to throw things at the trick or treaters but I m not that evilHold on funny story So last year on Halloween it snowed and we had the day off so we built a snowman and covered it with ketchup and stuck knives in ithttptheonlyowenblogspotcom2012Ignore the look on my face I m dementedAnyway so then we made a fort to hide behind so we could throw snowballs at the people walking by Where am I going with thisWhatever just a Halloween story from me You re welcomeCrap what was I doingIn conclusion this book was a huge letdown It may appeal to younger readers that don t know that they should expect better from a book or anything at all I have a free finished copy but I will most likely donate itIf you want to read it I suggest you borrow it from the library instead Don t waste your money I understand that it can be hard for writers to survive on only the money they get from their books but I expect from a New York Times Bestselling author At least that s what it says on the cover I really wish she had hired an editor or gotten someone besides a friend or family to read this because it is pretty bad Definitely needed editing and length to fix the story

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The Turning Free download Ä E-book, or Kindle E-pub And darker truths surface Jack desperately struggles to maintain a grip on reality He knows what he sees and he isn't crazy Or is heFrom nationally acclaimed author Francine Prose comes a mind bending story that will leave you realizing how subtle the lines that separate reality imagination and insanity really are. I m not uite sure what I just read I think it was a ghost story or was it about mental illness or two vampire like strange kids or a creepy island or a haunted house I think it created some great suspense at the beginning as a very strange uncle interviews Jack to playentertain his niece and nephew for a summer but the slow unravel of a sinister ghost story isn t sustained There are a few mysterious stories that are told and set Jack up to begin hallucinating or dreaming and the odd pre teens don t help the situation I wasn t a fan of the letter writing to his obviously slutty girlfriend who steps out on him after he s away and while I understand Jack s constant letter writing because there s nothing else to do on the island how would he have so much time to write when he s supposed to be entertaining them There seem to be a few too many uestions with not so many answers to make this a certifiable ghost story though it did make a noble attempt at the beginning The ending wasn t anything close to a resolution whether good bad or ugly It just kind of ended I will be anxious to see what middle schoolers think of this book


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    (PDF FREE) [The Turning] author Francine Prose In this modern retelling of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James high school student Jack takes a job as a guardian and playmate for two peculiar children on an isolated island The children’s uncle who hires Jack says he wants no communication with Jack or with the orphaned children The island has no telephone or Internet service and Jack will see only Linda the children’s full time caretaker and the occa

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    (PDF FREE) [The Turning] author Francine Prose This book is labeled as young adult but I would definitely mark it as a tween novel just in case The Turning focuses on a teenager named Jack who has decided to work a summer job as a babysitter on an island secluded in the middle of nowhere in what looks like a haunted castle Yeasounds like my idea of funI had a couple of issues with this book1 the entire novel is written in the form of letters between Jack and Sophie

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