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THE UNQUIET

Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1st edition (July 17, 2012)

Sixteen-year-old Rinn Jacobs has secrets: One, she’s bipolar. Two, she killed her grandmother. 

After a suicide attempt, and now her parents' separation, Rinn and her mom move from California to the rural Ohio town where her mother grew up. Back on her medications (again!) and hoping to stay well, Rinn settles into her new home and school. She refuses to be daunted by the fact that the previous owner hanged herself in Rinn's bedroom, or that her classmates believe the school pool is haunted by Annaliese, a girl who drowned there. But when a reckless séance goes awry, and terrible things start happening to her new friends—yet not to her—Rinn is determined to find out why she can’t be "touched" by Annaliese...or if Annaliese even exists. 

With the help of Nate Brenner, the hunky “farmer boy” she’s rapidly falling for, Rinn devises a dangerous plan to uncover the truth. Soon reality and fantasy meld into one, till Rinn finds it nearly impossible to tell the difference. When a malevolent force threatens the lives of everyone she cares about--not to mention her own--she can't help wondering: who should she really be afraid of?

Reviews

"The Unquiet is a swirling, marvelous journey into madness...or out of it. You decide."—Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy and Cryer’s Cross

“Filled with romance, madness, and dangerous ghosts, Garsee’s The Unquiet is a haunting read you shouldn’t miss.” Melissa Marr, NYT bestseller author of the Wicked Lovely series.

“Since 16-year-old Rinn’s last manic episode resulted in the death of her grandmother, she and her mother have uprooted from California to relocate temporarily in her mother’s rural Ohio hometown. With her bipolar disorder under control for the moment, Rinn’s new life seems promising—until she discovers that a tunnel built to bypass the gym at her high school is rumored to be haunted by Annaliese, a teen who drowned in the school’s swimming pool 20 years ago… How can a bipolar teen, already known for hearing strange voices, seeing hallucinations and experiencing psychotic episodes, convince those around her of the ghost’s homicidal plans? …A steamy romance with the best catch at school adds just the right balance to the novel’s chilling effects. A shocking, spine-tingling ending proves that ghost stories never go out of style. --KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Garsee plays on our worst psychological insecurities in this eerie depiction of a new girl in town who is confronted with surreal events that force her to fear that her past mental illness is resurfacing. The authentic setting and breezy teenage repartee make the pool deaths, the bizarre parent personality changes, and the bully revenge even spookier. The Unquiet is a paranormal page-turner that will leave readers guessing as to what’s real and what’s imaginary, even after they close the book for the final time. --BOOKLIST

“…Truly creepy… The description of Rinn’s bipolar disorder and the frustrations she faces are accurate and believable… A good pick for teens looking for a little scare factor. --VOYA

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