Good Monday all . hope you all had a great weekend . Today we are going to review NEMESIS by Susan Marshall .
Dad has moved out and Mom has checked out, leaving the door wide open for the beautiful, erratic Rachel to torment her "loser, loner" younger sister, Nadine. With her family in full meltdown mode, Nadine is alone, trying to cope with Rachel’s increasingly unpredictable moods. Friendless, but determined to turn her life around, Nadine meets Anne, who introduces her to field hockey and to her hot twin brothers, Matt and Cameron.
As Nadine’s star begins to rise, however, Rachel plots to bring her back down, and the tension ratchets up when Rachel starts dating Matt just as Nadine is getting to know Cameron better. When Matt’s interest starts to fade, Rachel goes into overdrive. Is Nadine ready to risk it all in a final showdown with her sister?
This is a coming of age book about a young girl with a father who has walked out on her and a mother has checked out. She is a loner in school who eats lunch alone and hides in the library . She is constantly being tormented by her older sister . She is not giving up though, she is doing every thing in her power to try and turn her life around . The day she meets her friend Anne and field hockey . Her life turns around when she is introduced to Anne's twin brothers . With Rachel amping up her ways of bringing Nadine down. Will Nadine risk it all to get what she wants.
This is was actually a sweet story with some dark moments . The story has a Canadian flair to it and I liked reading of places that I know and have heard about . The story actually took me back to my school days and it brought back some memories . So I could so relate to the characters .
The story was a fast read and the characters were so much fun to get to know . Nadine is such a goo character . She has been through so much and comes back fighting for all that she wants and loves . At the beginning you want wrap her up in a warm blanket and hug her . As you read the story she becomes such a strong girl . Rachel is just a bitch on wheels , she is the classic bully and she needs to be brought down a few pegs . She is just evil . You will love to hate her .
Anne is the best friend that helps Nadine come out of her shell and helps her realize that she is stronger then most people think she is . I loved these characters all of the in my own way . You will too .
This is a fast read that will keep you turning the pages . You will laugh and cry, and cheer the characters on. The story is great and relevant for kids today . The romance is sweet . This book would be good for any kid in middle school and starting high school . So if you want a good read check out Nemesis by Susan Marshall