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The Unwanted

The Unwanted

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by John Saul
     
 

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Cassie Winslow is sixteen.  She has just lost her mother in a terrible accident.  Now, lonely and frightened, she has come to live with the father she barely knows and his new family in tiny False Harbor on Cape Cod.  For Cassie, the strange, unsettling dreams that come to her suddenly in the dead of night are merely the

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Cassie Winslow is sixteen.  She has just lost her mother in a terrible accident.  Now, lonely and frightened, she has come to live with the father she barely knows and his new family in tiny False Harbor on Cape Cod.  For Cassie, the strange, unsettling dreams that come to her suddenly in the dead of night are merely the beginning.  Very soon, Cassie Winslow will come to know the terrifying powers that are her gift.  And in the village of False Harbor, nothing will ever be the same.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553266573
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1987
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,194,741
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

House of Reckoning is John Saul’s thirty-sixth novel. His first novel, Suffer the Children, published in 1977, was an immediate million-copy bestseller. His other bestselling suspense novels include In the Dark of the Night, Perfect Nightmare, Black Creek Crossing, Midnight Voices, The Manhattan Hunt Club, The Right Hand of Evil, Guardian, and Faces of Fear. Saul divides his time between Seattle, Washington, and Hawaii.

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Unwanted 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was 14 I hated to read, but I had to pick up a John Saul book cause the cover dragged me to it. After reading it my parents can't (don't) take me away from reading books. The only author that I don't figure out how they write is John Saul. Normally after one or two books by the same person I notice they write the same. John Saul never writes the same and keeps everything intersting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of John Woodruff Saul's best books. That his novels hit so close to reality they must sometimes be put down is what is so enjoyable about them. THE UNWANTED is like his book SECOND CHILD in that a teenaged girl must live with her father and his new family on the opposite, or east coast, after the death of her mother. The title describes the girl's feelings about being unwanted by her new family and her father's cessation of visits when she lived in California with her mother. It also describes the neighbor's boy and her friend, Eric, who lives with a passive mother and his abusive father. The girl discovers, through the town's eccentric, that she has an ability to see events through animals and an ability to connect with them. It is like MONKEY SHINES in that the animals pick up on her friends, enemies, resentments...in short, they are kind to her friends and attack her enemies without any conscious command from her. The scene where she helps ruin the big dance is reminiscient of CARRIE a
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It was pretty good...got a little boring in the middle. The last couple chapter make it worth reading,however...especially the last ten pages or so. A nice twist!
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Wonderful!
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Pros: a good read and well written. Cons: A bit long and drawn out. It didnt really get interesting til near the end.
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lakisok More than 1 year ago
This was a good read, tense. A bit slow in some few areas, but definately recommend it
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Lindsie More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of John Saul, and his books are suspenseful & fun, but I couldn't help myself comparing this book to his other novel 'Black Creek Crossing.' The whole idea about a girl and a boy pretty much practicing 'witchcraft' and the cat who does strange things and helps murder people for their owners approval. Although some of the ideas and happenings were different it was also much like the other novel. Ill say if you are a John Saul fan you should pick this one up, especially if you have read the other one.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome, and it was a fun read. I liked the relationship between Cassie and her animals, and also Cassie. The suspense and action in the book was very enjoying, and made me want to read more and more. This book was rad and I liked it alot.