Waiting on Wednesday: THE TURNING by Francine Prose

Jill at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on. 


This week I have selected THE TURNING by Francine Prose due to it's creepy cover and ominously wicked premise. I always enjoy a good scare and cannot wait to read this jem. That is my waiting on Wednesday and my curious mind wants to know about yours.

09/25/12
THE TURNING
by Francine Prose
ISBN-13: 978-0061999666
Harper Teen, 256 pages.
Amazon, B&N

Where does reality end and insanity begin? The Turn of the Screw reinvented for modern-day teens, by National Book Award finalist Francine Prose.

Jack is babysitting for the summer on an isolated island with no Wi-Fi, no cell service, and no one else around but a housekeeper and two very peculiar children. He immediately senses something sinister—and it’s not just the creepy black house he’s living in. Soon he is feeling terribly isolated and alone, but then he discovers there are others. The problem is, he’s the only who can see them. As secrets are revealed and darker truths surface, Jack desperately struggles to maintain a grip on reality. He knows what he sees, and he isn’t crazy…Or is he?

From nationally acclaimed author Francine Prose comes a mind-bending twist on the classic Henry James ghost story, with teenage characters and a young-love storyline. Chilling and thought provoking, Prose masterfully draws subtle lines between reality, imagination, and insanity.

5 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: THE TURNING by Francine Prose"

Little Miss Becky wrote: April 18, 2012 at 1:18 AM

This sounds creepy! I recently read another retelling of Turn of the Screw that I really enjoyed---hope this one is just as good!


Jessica@a GREAT read wrote: April 18, 2012 at 4:48 AM

OOOh that looks interesting!

Here's my WoW

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)


sarabara081 wrote: April 18, 2012 at 7:15 AM

OMG this sounds so creepy!!! I like it! lol

My W.O.W.


~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ wrote: April 18, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Creep-a-licious!~! Good choice. Interesting that there are more "remakes" of classics now. I hope this one lives up to Masque of the Red Death for me.

here is My Wow


Jasmine Rose wrote: April 20, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Uhm, why the heck haven't I heard of this before?! This is totally going on my TBR! Thanks for sharing :]


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