Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April G. Tucholke
Characters: Violet- formerly rich, shy but direct 17 year old girl, with a twin brother.
River-mysterious, dangerous boy/man who rents Violet’s guest house.
Setting: run down mansion by the sea, present day.
POV: Violet-first person
Theme: Sometimes those we love aren’t nice people.
“Violet, Violet. You curl up next to me, nap, and leave. What is this, some sort of one-nap stand?” (loc 516)
“The cemetery. . .was the kind of place someone like Edgar Allen Poe would want to rot away in. . .drippy green leaves and twinkly starry silence.” (loc 601)