Rebecca – reviewed by Jacqueline Ruloff.

Rebecca

by Daphne du Maurier

Reviewed by Jacqueline Ruloff

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This book is about a girl who fell in love with an older man, mr. De
Winter, who recently lost his wife. When they got married, the moved to
Manderley, a huge mansion he owned. As time passed, the young lady,
now his wife, discovered that his husband had killed his other wife.
Instead of hating him, she loved him more than ever, because she
thought he loved Rebecca more than her. That’s why she agreed not to
tell this truth to other people. The book ends with Manderley on fire,
because of Mrs. Danvers and Favell, Rebecca’s cousin. Twenty years
later she tells us that all nights she has nightmares about Manderley,
and that she will never live in peace again after what happened in
that house.

I really enjoyed the book. Mystery, suspense, romance; it has
everything a good book has to have. There was a part in the book in
which you doubted if Rebecca was dead. Also, until the moment it was
mentioned, you couldn’t be sure what really had happened with her; if
she commited suicide, if she was very sick, if someone else had killed
her, or any other possibilities. Daphe du Marier is very good at what
she does. She has everything a good writer needs. I like all her
books, but this one specially.

I recommend everyone to read this book, nobody can regret reading it,
it’s a good investment of time. It’s a book for both teenagers or
adults. The book has the right proportions so the young ones don’t get
bored, and adults keep interested. The only thing I would change is
the end. Instead of finishing the book with the house in flames, after
that I would add something else about Mrs. Danvers and Favell’s
runaway; how they escaped, how the planned to burn the house, where
they went after that, and what they did after leaving.