The Embittered Ruby - Nicole O'Dell

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April 1st, 2012

"Join embittered sixteen-year-old Carmen Castillo on her journey to hope and healing as she leaves her hurtful world behind and moves into Diamond Estates, a home for troubled teens. This brand-new novel for teen girls will not only entertain, but also promises to capture your heart and challenge your faith."

This is the first book by Nicole O'Dell I have read. The is the "second" book in her Diamond Estates novel. This book was strong and powerful, giving you a glimpse into Carmen's world, one that she wants to leave behind.

To be honest, I felt like Carmen made too many bad decisions - I know that is what teenagers do, and that it is just a part of life but I felt like it was a bit too much. That said, I loved the way she handled it all, right until the very end. 

If you want a contemporary book, that is an easy but emotional read, then this is the book for you!

Claire <3

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student

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