I have been reading the book Ruined by Paula Morris. For my blog post, I have written a eulogy for the main character, Rebecca. In this eulogy, I have expressed the struggles she faced as she started her new life in New Orleans.
Rebecca Brown was a normal teenage girl who grew up in the heart of New York City. She had lots of friends and did well at school. Her life changed when she had to go live with her aunt in New Orleans, Louisiana while her dad was on a business trip for six months. There she found a friend in a ghost named Lisette she met in the grave yard. Lisette told her of how she was killed in1853 and that she was stuck here because of the curse that was put on her murderer’s family, the Bowmans. This curse said that every Bowman daughter would die before they turn seventeen and the seventh daughter to die would lift the curse. Rebecca helped Lisette figure out when this was to happen.
Although it was it was meant to be covered up, I think it is an honor to Rebecca’s life to let you know how she died. Rebecca was murdered! On the night of the Septimus parade during Mardi Gras, Rebecca got ready with Marianne Sutton, a family friend of the Bowmans, for the Septimus float. When the parade was over, the float didn’t stop on Jackson Street like what was planned, but went straight into Lafayette Cemetery. There they ripped her of the float and throw her into a circle of masked men. The Bowman daughter, Helena, was there too. Rebecca then realized that she was also a Bowman. Her father was there and their eyes met one last time as a bullet went straight threw her head. She was the seventh Bowman daughter to die. Because of her the curse had been lifted. Because of her Lisette can now rest in peace. She will be dearly missed