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  • The only problem is that D'Arcy might really be the ghost of a girl who once lived in the house and Teri isn't as nice as everyone thinks

    • by Julianne Jones

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      Recently I’ve gotten into the habit of re-reading my old John Saul books. Most of them I’ve had since high school, but haven’t read in several years and that was the case with Second Child.

      The book follows Melissa and her domineering mother as well as her loving father who all

      live in a fancy community on the east coast.

      When her half-sister Teri loses her entire family in a house fire, the teenager comes to live with them and is everything Melissa isn’t.

      Teri fits into the community really well and Melissa only has her imaginary friend D’Arcy to play with.


      • The only problem is that D’Arcy might really be the ghost of a girl who once lived in the house and Teri isn’t as nice as everyone thinks.

        This book was really hard to read because I spent the whole book feeling bad for Melissa and wondering when someone was going

        to catch onto Teri, which naturally never happened.

        It’s not like the older girl got away with everything, but it felt like she deserved more.

        The epilogue to the book was also confusing and made it seem like something completely different might have happened.

        I did think it was a pretty good book though.

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