Monday, March 26, 2012

Musing Monday

MUSING MONDAYS… is a weekly event where MizB at Should be Reading will ask a book/reading-related question, and you answer with your own thoughts on the topic.

This week’s musing asks…
Have you ever found a book out of the blue, read it, and then had it be surprisingly good — one that stuck with you for years? If so, what book was it?

Actually I have.  It's not a YA Book, as I wasn't always only into reading YA books.  This was back in my Christopher Pike loving days, I think I was probably in highschool or something and I randomly picked this book out because I thought the cover fit the genre I was reading at the time.  Anyway here it is ...

Cry, Baby, Cry
By G.F. Bale
Release date: 1992
Two-year-old Jessica is missing-snatched from her baby swing nine months ago. And now her mother, Gwyn Martin, must live with the torment of strange dreams and visions...visions of a psychopath with a hunger for revenge. — Somehow the kidnapping has become a twisted game of hide and seek, life and death... — Gwyn Martin is the chosen player. — Her baby is the prize.
This book really stuck with me not because it's the first book I've ever read that gave me that twist at the end that kept me wanting more.  It's the first book I've read that surprised me and it has always stayed with me.  This book was also the first and probably only book I've read about multiple personalities, of course I didn't find that out until the end but I was utterly fascinated at that time.  I'm pretty sure I still have a copy of the book somewhere in my house.  I wouldn't mind finding it and rereading it to see if it would give me such a great impact now.  After all it's been many many years and many many changes since I've first read this book. 
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