Book 35 is a book called The Appearance of Annie Von Sinderen by Katerine Howe. Now I listened to this as an audiobook so it took me awhile to finish it. One thing with audiobooks that sucks is that it takes a little to get into because you are not reading at your own pace but at someone else’s. That is how it is for me at least. That doesn’t mean that is bad, just takes a little while to really want to know what will happen then with other books. So this book is about a kid, Wes, who is helping out his friend and fellow film school student. His friend, Tyler, is trying to capture a transcendent moment and so he films a séance trying to find that moment. Wes is the sound guy and he noticed this really strange girl who keeps walking around and moving, much to Tyler’s annoyance. Wes tries to get the girl to sit down and touches her on her elbow, which leads to this connection. Wes finds her again, not to long after, trying to get her to sign a release form so that Tyler could use the footage he had of her in is film project. Now why is this important? Because she is a strange girl and disappears at weird time. She says she hears her mother calling and tells Wes to wait, and then never comes back down. Strange.
So there is another girl that Wes meets at the séance and her name is Maddy, Wes likes both her and this mysterious girl. There is a connection here. I realized it when mystery girl and Maddy at one point bump into each other. This comes into play towards the end of the book but it was really cool learning more and more. Now mystery girl is Annie and she is, what she likes to call, a Rip Van Winkle. You know the story of a man who fell asleep and woke up like 100 years later (at least that is how I remember it. If you don’t remember or know, watch Wishbone. He did an episode on it). Anyways, the book goes back and shows the reader how Annie got to the séance and why she connected with Wes.
So the book has two parts in my opinion. Establishing who and what Annie is and then helping her find out the last couple moments of her life that led her to being in the time she isn’t supposed to. It was cute to see Wes kind of fall in love with her even though he knows there is no chance, but he also like Maddy so that is a little strange as well. All in all, it was a cute book about ghost (yes, if you didn’t get that she was a ghost by now, well now you know) Also, they never say the word ghost in the whole book…
Anyways, listening to book shows how some of the writing is a little corny, at least to me. I don’t know if all books are like that and I just don’t notice because I am reading them in my head or if it is just some author’s style. It doesn’t take away from the book, just makes you giggle sometimes. The way the people read the book was funny too. Even my husband chuckled at a couple of things (I kind of begged him to let me finish the audiobook with like 40 minutes left when we were driving home.) Well that is all I have for this book. See you guys next book.
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