In this stirring prequel, New York Times best-selling author Mary Monroe returns to the “cold-blooded yet fascinating” (Publishers Weekly) character from her acclaimed novel The Upper Room. Ruby is a wild youth, with a thirst for boys and booze by the age of 15. When she discovers she’s pregnant, the only person she can confide in is her best friend Othella. But Othella talks Ruby into giving up the child, leaving Ruby emotionally shattered and adamant that Othella is to blame for her loss.
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I am disappointed!!
- dee dee J "soulgood"
Very good read
Yes. However, I would tell them to read this one BEFORE the read The Upper Room. I read both these books years ago, and just revisited this one today. It made a lot of sense to read it 1st
Not surprised. Though since I already read the Upper Room, it seems the book ended abruptly, and more detail could've been added.
The main character, Ruby. I found her funny and witty.
It typical Mary Monroe style, the overuse of sniff/sniffed and gasp/gasped is prevalent in this book as well. I really wish she would find different words to use.