Review: The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

Publisher: Hyperion Book CH   Publication Date: 6/29/10
Alona Dare–Senior in high school, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, voted most likely to marry a movie star… and newly dead.

I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot bod, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t perfect, especially since I died. Run over by a bus of band geeks—is there anything more humiliating? As it turns out, yes—watching your boyfriend and friends move on with life, only days after your funeral. And you wouldn’t believe what they’re saying about me now that they think I can’t hear them. To top it off, I’m starting to disappear, flickering in and out of existence. I don’t know where I go when I’m gone, but it’s not good. Where is that freaking white light already?

Will Killian–Senior in high school, outcast, dubbed “Will Kill” by the popular crowd for the unearthly aura around him, voted most likely to rob a bank…and a ghost-talker.

I can see, hear, and touch the dead. Unfortunately, they can also see, hear and touch me. Yeah, because surviving high school isn’t hard enough already. I’ve done my best to hide my “gift.” After all, my dad, who shared my ability, killed himself because of it when I was fifteen. But lately, pretending to be normal has gotten a lot harder. A new ghost—an anonymous, seething cloud of negative energy with the capacity to throw me around—is pursuing me with a vengeance. My mom, who knows nothing about what I can do, is worrying about the increase in odd incidents, my shrink is tossing around terms like “temporary confinement for psychiatric evaluation,” and my principal, who thinks I’m a disruption and a faker, is searching for every way possible to get rid of me. How many weeks until graduation?

My Thoughts:

This was such a good book, I can’t believe I waited so long to read it! It had great characters and a good storyline!

I didn’t care much for Alona at the beginning because she reminded me of some of the girls I went to school with, but by the end of the book I loved her character! She was so funny! I also liked Will’s character too, he was a really good guy. I loved the scenes when both Will and Alona were together, they had me laughing my butt off! I was also intrigued with Lily’s character, because you don’t find out who she really is or what happened to her until the end.

This book is told from both Will’s and Alona’s perspectives and I really enjoyed that. I felt like I got to know both characters better that way.

Overall, I thought this book was delightful! If you want a fun, quick read, then you should definitely pick this one up! 🙂

My Rating:

4.5/5 Stars

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