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There’s a new recap coming next week (we’ve been having computer issues at home, damn you malware), but until then, I had to share the following gems: what vc andrews book sister was very ang people under the stairs v.c. andrews ruby should’ve stayed with paul tate Ooooookay. First things first: what vc andrews book…

Ruby, Interrupted

All right folks, here we are. The end is nigh, and oh what an end it is! In the weeks following the car accident, Pierre is in a bad state (understandably) and he spends most of his time locked up in Jean’s room. Daphne has turned her bitch up to eleven, criticizing Ruby at every…

This is your brain on drugs

When Ruby goes to school the next day, she learns that Gisselle was right–everyone is treating Ruby like she has the plague, and even Mookie won’t talk to her. Beau meets up with Ruby later in the day, and explains that he’s now on probation, if he messes up at all, he’s off of the…

Law of the Lost

So, as you all know, I moved at the end of October. At some point in unpacking, I realized that I could not for the life of me locate my copy of Ruby. I looked. And I looked. I unpacked more boxes and I looked. I looked in both cars, in my skate bag, in…

Trust Issues

It’s October? October?? Where are the months going? Am I…am I in a VCA novel? Oh man. With the Mardi Gras holiday over, it’s time for Ruby to start going to school in New Orleans. Gisselle picks out her clothes, but tells her sister that she won’t be able to save her a seat near…

Oh Ruby.

Ruby and Gisselle head down to the pool and Gisselle mixes up some incredibly strong rum and cokes. Ruby, of course, gives her a lesson in the dangers of alcohol, detailing Grandpere Jack’s life, but Gisselle is unimpressed and tells her sister to shut it and drink. Ruby chokes some down and immediately feels weird….

There is a house in New Orleans

Ruby wakes up in her super-awesome new Garden District bedroom (the lucky brat), and is, naturally all awestruck and overwhelmed by how extremely fancy everything is. She looks out her window at one point and notes that the house has a swimming pool and a tennis court, so man these people have a lot of…

I wish I was in New Orleans

During the bus ride, Annie chatters on and on about Mardi Gras and New Orleans, while Ruby clutches her hands in her lap and listens to her in order to avoid thinking too much. Annie’s aunt, she says, is a cabaret singer in a club in the French Quarter, and she’s gotten Annie an audition….

A note!

I was at a conference this past week, so I apologize for not having a recap up. There’s one in the works and it should be up in a couple of days! I also want to apologize to the bajillion people who’ve been finding this blog by searching for Joan Holloway and related topics, and…

But the Wilkeses always marry their cousins!

Grandmere Catherine’s funeral is a major event, with people coming from miles around. Ruby faints halfway through the service and wakes up in a car outside of her house. Mrs. Livaudis, one of GC’s friends, helps her upstairs and gives her some lemonade. Paul, who has been pacing up and down the stairs while she…

What, a sister too?

The days are dragging on towards summer, and Ruby just wants school to be over because Paul is being a pissy little boy, ignoring her and being all PDA with a rich girl named Suzzette Daisy. Really? That’s her real name? Paul gives Suzzette his class ring and Ruby’s heart is further broken. She feels…

Born on the Bayou

First things first, we meet our heroine, Mademoiselle Ruby Landry, as she visits her mother’s grave. The Landry series is one of the few that gives us actual dates–Gabrielle Landry died on October 27, 1947, which is also Ruby’s birthday. Ruby is 15, which, since it’s a few months to Mardi Gras, sets this book…