Friday, June 11, 2010

The Ghost And The Goth by Stacey Kade

The Ghost and the GothTitle: The Ghost and the Goth
Author: Stacey Kade
Published: June 29, 2010 by Hyperion
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781423121978
Source: Around The World Tours

Description: After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck here in spirit form with no sign of the big, bright light coming to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser/outcast type who hates the social elite. He alone can see and hear her, but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.
Can they get over their mutual distrust—and this weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?

I Give This ...

If it's possible for a book cover to really cover the feel of the book, I think this one is close (at least for me).  It's cute, but not annoying.  It also has just enough of a serious side that really gives the story a backbone.  It's dual narrative, which I've really liked in recent books.  Alona surprised me as a character.  It just goes to show you that even the most put together girl as serious issues just like everyone else.  I liked watching her accept her fate and really take charge of things.  Will was great as well.  He was just enough of the opposite of Alona to make the story work.  And his deeper issues were an interesting moral story that just added to the book.  I liked how the two gradually opened up to each other.  I think there's room for a sequel, and would love to see were it goes.
Overall, a fun book that's also got a serious side.  I would recommend this to anyone who likes YA, summery reads, etc.  I really enjoyed this one!  

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