The Raising

The Raising

A Novel

Book - 2011 | First edition.
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Last year Godwin Honors Hall was draped in black. The university was mourning the loss of one of its own: Nicole Werner, a blond, beautiful, straight-A sorority sister tragically killed in a car accident that left her boyfriend, who was driving, remarkably--some say suspiciously--unscathed. Although a year has passed, as winter begins and the nights darken, obsession with Nicole and her death reignites: She was so pretty. So sweet-tempered. So innocent. Too young to die. Unless she didn't. Because rumor has it she's back.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2011]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780062004789
Branch Call Number: KAS
Characteristics: 16, 461 pages ;,21 cm

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Ulla11
Sep 20, 2011

I agree with redwallflower, the ending was anticlimactic and disappointing. I expected some sort of a resolution and explanation of the story's mysteries. Nevertheless, the penmanship is extremely good, the scenes are really well described, if somewhat excessively in places, and the study of the characters' emotional turmoil is fabulous. All in all the book is worth a read but don't expect a great reveal at the end.

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burleighsmith
Aug 07, 2011

One great yarn. Very well-designed. Caustic analysis of vagaries of campus life: hypocritical administrators, brutal sorority girls, and the tormented outsiders. The focus placed on the living seeing the walking dead is tenable for almost all of us. & it’s a most captivating premise. A hard book to put down—which is probably the key ingredient for popular success.

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redwallflower
May 02, 2011

It took me a while to get into this book and get used to the ever shifting perspectives and timeframes, but when I did I was hooked. And then I was disappointed by a rushed and murky ending. Definitely a let down.

debwalker Mar 19, 2011

Gripping story of the murder of a popular sorority member.
Chatelaine Book Club Pick April 2011: "A smart, dark and fun read that will make you relieved you never have to live through Greek Week again, as sister or regular student."

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