Genre: Realistic Fiction
“Ruby, where is your mother?” Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she’s been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return.That’s how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn’t seen in ten years, and Cora’s husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believe he founded the most popular networking Web site around. A luxurious house, fancy private school, a new wardrobe, the promise of college and a future—it’s a dream come true. So why is Ruby such a reluctant Cinderella, wary and defensive? And why is Nate, the genial boy next door with some secrets of his own, unable to accept the help that Ruby is just learning to give?
I really liked this book and I honestly can't say anything bad about the story. The only thing I can actually pick at is that we never got much information on her mother. Of course there was no point in knowing information about her but it was an untied loose end and it bothered me.
Otherwise I loved the relationships between Ruby and the other characters. I loved that instant connection between Ruby and Jamie. Ruby really just needed somebody to care about her and Jamie was a wonderful brother/father figure. I also loved the growing relationship between Cora and Ruby. I was slightly annoyed with the way Ruby was rude to her neighbour's son but to my relief she eventually warmed up to him.
I really wish we had a definite ending as to what happened to Ruby and her love interest but I understand that it's better as a piece of literature if it remains the way it's written.
Dislikes: Ruby's mother, lack of information and Ruby's mother.