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Conversion

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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane comes a chilling mystery - Prep meets The Crucible.

It's senior year at St. Joan's Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys' texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can't.

First it's the school's queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: Seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan's buzzes with rumor; rumor blossoms into full-blown panic.

Soon the media descends on Danvers, Massachusetts, as everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Or are the girls faking? Only Colleen - who's been reading The Crucible for extra credit - comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago.

Inspired by true events, from seventeenth-century colonial life to the halls of a modern-day high school, Conversion casts a spell. With her signature wit and passion, Katherine Howe delivers an exciting and suspenseful novel, a chilling mystery that raises the question, what's really happening to the girls at St. Joan's?

©2014 Katherine Howe; 2014 Penguin Audio

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    Carol Lay 11-29-15
    Carol Lay 11-29-15
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    What did you love best about Conversion?

    Quite intriguing and kept my interest to the end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was thought provoking and found myself thinking about the story premise long after I finished listening to it.


    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brought the story to life with her vocal characterization of each person in Salem Village and Danvers, CT.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nadia 07-06-14
    Nadia 07-06-14 Member Since 2016

    Books are everything to me.

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    "good character wasted on mediocre story"
    What would have made Conversion better?

    Another ending.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Katherine Howe again?

    Maybe. But I read the summaries of her other book - once again about the Salem witches. Seems kinda repetative.


    Have you listened to any of Khristine Hvam’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. But I liked her. Especially when she did Wheez's (the main character's baby sister) voice. It was adorable.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Conversion?

    Anything that had to do with Emma. I really loathed her character. And everything that revolved around her.
    And the last sentence of the book. That's just messing with the reader.


    Any additional comments?

    I very much liked most of the book - the parts that were about modern times. but those interludes - they were boring! I almost audiably groaned, I think, every time when one of the started. It took self-control not to skroll past them.
    Also, I think the media-obsession unfolded too quickly. I mean - a couple of girls fainted - and people are talking about an epidemic?! Come on!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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