Ruminations

Ruminations Seventeen year old Josh Sandison has been waiting his whole life to go to university Gifted and bullied for being different he hopes moving away to study will mean a change for the better Instead he e

  • Title: Ruminations
  • Author: Debbie McGowan
  • ISBN: 9781910635278
  • Page: 244
  • Format: ebook
  • Seventeen year old Josh Sandison has been waiting his whole life to go to university Gifted and bullied for being different he hopes moving away to study will mean a change for the better Instead he encounters the unexpected, when strange things start happening in his room the blinds falling down by themselves and notes from an illiterate prankster.Add to this theSeventeen year old Josh Sandison has been waiting his whole life to go to university Gifted and bullied for being different he hopes moving away to study will mean a change for the better Instead he encounters the unexpected, when strange things start happening in his room the blinds falling down by themselves and notes from an illiterate prankster.Add to this the myth of the haunted third floor, and cynical Josh has had just about enough, when Sean Tierney arrives at university, three days late and with not a penny to his name The two strike up an unlikely friendship, bonded by their passion for learning and compassion for others.But will their intellectual prowess be enough to solve once and for all the mystery of the third floor

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    1. Review to come when I am over the flu, AGAIN! I'm FINALLY back to review this awesome tale of college days, getting laid and ghosts. GHOSTS! I apparently like reading Debbie McGowan out of order, so other people who knew these characters already probably got something else out of this book completely. But for me, they were all brand new and it was kind of like this First we have Josh.Blond, smart, a bit uptight and gay? I'm guessing gay.Then we have Sean.A bit rumpled, laid back and interested i [...]

    2. I am a huge fan of Debbie McGowan's books, but this one really blew me away. I will come back to do a proper review once I can do it justice . I'm back. :D This is quite different to Debbie's other books in several ways. The characters are very young, and just starting out at college. Debbie captures the giddy excitement, the trepidation and sheer glee of getting away from home for the first time. I found the descriptions of University life to be evocative and poignant, setting me off on remembe [...]

    3. Gw belum pernah merasa setertipu ini, gw lebih marah karena merasa ditipu daripada marah karena ceritanya jelek.Siapa sih itu yang nge-shelve MM Romance?!! Ini sama sekali bukan MM Romance! Hell, it's not even ROMANCE!!! Dua, yah DUA, MF sex scenes yang ada not based on something romantic, tapi lebih ke "gw lagi ngganggur nih, 'itu' yuk" *sigh*Jadi ceritanya, Josh, 17 taon tapi udah masuk college karena dia gifted with 165 IQ (Waktu pertama bc blurb, gw pikir "gift" nya itu semacam bisa liat han [...]

    4. I really enjoyed this. At first I didn't think I was going to like Josh. I'm not sure exactly why now. I guess because he was just so damn uptight. In the end he really won me over. I see a George romance in Josh's future and, from the little peeks you get of George and the way he treats him and the patience he seems to show Josh, I'm thinking George already knows and is just waiting for Josh to catch up. *sigh*Shaun? Well Shaun I related to more than I would like, except for the girl crazy bit. [...]

    5. Josh, a young man who finds great difficulty in social situations, goes up to university with one of his two best friends, Jess. She is in another faculty and begins to make new friends – people Josh doesn’t think much of. Sean, from a very poor background who has grown up in The Troubles in Belfast, is put in the room next door – on the floor reputed to be haunted. Josh continues to find friendship difficult whereas Sean is a girl-magnet. Their unlikely friendship flourishes and Sean is v [...]

    6. This is my story, so I'm going to use this space to clarify something.To make it absolutely clear:This is a story of friendship, NOT romance. It contains elements of romance - both heterosexual and homoromantic. It also includes a hint of paranormal mystery. However, it's contemporary young/new adult fiction.It is a realistic portrayal of the coming of age of two young men from different social backgrounds leaving home to study at an English university.It is a stand-alone prequel in the Hiding B [...]

    7. FiveStarsI loved this gem of a book. The characters, even the ones who don't appear "on-screen," are well-developed. I think this is likely because this book is part of a larger series, so clearly Ms. McGowan knows her characters, and that shines through even though we don't see them all in this installment.The story is witty and charming. Josh is one of my new favorite characters. He's quirky and interesting, and I loved watching him try to sort things out.For the benefit of readers, I do want [...]

    8. Another awesome retrospective diversion from the Hiding Behind The Couch series.I do find myself wondering how Ms. McGowan continues to find things to write about with these characters but each book brings as much joy as the last.Certainly in my head this was a true to University life as you can get without actually going and as usual the attention to plot and character detail was exemplary.All in all a cracking read. Definitely highly recommended.

    9. I have been waiting for Ruminations for oh-so long. Apparently during the writing there was an incident where someone refused to come down from a roof, but that's all I'm saying.Well not ALL I'm saying - I'm saying this is yet another brilliantly written and characterised instalment to the Hiding Behind the Couch series. It too me straight back to university myself, and I truly enjoyed seeing how Sean and Josh met. Seeing how Josh has grown as a person since then in the other books was also real [...]

    10. I love Sean and Josh and Jess. This book was witty and cute. The relationship between Sean and Josh is just sweet and innocent.

    11. I loved this gem of a book. The characters, even the ones who don’t appear “on-screen,” are well-developed. I think this is likely because this book is part of a larger series, so clearly Ms. McGowan knows her characters, and that shines through even though we don’t see them all in this installment.The story is witty and charming. Josh is one of my new favorite characters. He’s quirky and interesting, and I loved watching him try to sort things out.For the benefit of readers, I do want [...]

    12. This book just did not work for me. The writing was fine but the story was just this meandering slice of life that never seemed to have a point. I didn't realize it was part of a series when I started it as I prefer reading in order. It really should be marked as such. Anyway, it just didn't hold my interest and I had to force myself to finish it. Disappointed!

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