Saturday, January 17, 2009

How It Happened in Peach Hill

Author: Marthe Jocelyn

First line: Mama taught me to lie.

Why you should read this book: Usually, Annie and her mom, Madame Catarina the clairvoyant medium, pull off their subterfuge with ease and profit, but after that nasty business in Carling, Mama settles on a new scam in Peach Hill. However, Annie is almost sixteen years old, old enough to bristle at being forced to play the idiot to her mother's omniscience, old enough to notice--and kiss--the handsomest boy in town, old enough to draw her own conclusions about her mother's clients and her mother's line of work. The only problem is that Annie herself is so deep into her mother's deception that truth and honesty are farther away than the spirit world, and much more difficult to contact.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You don't blow your nose without consulting your horoscope.

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