Annotation: A young girl uncovers a dark and troubling secret and struggles to escape a disturbing genetic curse.
Can your future actions be genetically programmed? Your deepest desires, predetermined? And if you learned about your destiny, what chance might you have to change it?
Ivy had known Ab and Dolph Rumbaugh her entire life. Their family had lived in her small Pennsylvania town for generations. Of course they were a bit odd, but harmless, really…or so she had always thought. Her beloved single mother had worked in their neighborhood pharmacy and so Ivy often found herself under the care of the elderly identical twins. Their taxidermy hobby was a bit eccentric, but just as harmless as the twins themselves…or was it?
Everything changes for Ivy when she stumbles upon a shocking secret, hidden in the Rumbaugh’s basement. And her troubles only grow, the more she uncovers about the history of the horrible secret and its implications for her future.
"This is the moment when I stop being afraid of the unknown in my childhood and start to be afraid of the unknown in my adult life."
Facing deeply disturbing discoveries that lead to questions about her very own nature, can Ivy fight for her future or will she succumb to The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs?
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- ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2007
- Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices 2007
Gantos, Jack. The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs. New York: Square Fish-Macmillan, 2006. Print.
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