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?
This book was hilarious! We got Alona and Will's POV's, and they were both really hilarious! Loved reading both parts, and how they came to work together, this book kicked of a series that I'm going to have to check out more of!
You feel a bit bad for Alona, because she died so young, and yeah, she was the popular girl, and he's the goth guy. But they do say opposites attract, and their social circles, before she died, were very different!
I just really loved these characters, we really got to start to know them, their voices, and that was just really great! I mean, I know it's a paranormal novel, but these characters were real, going through these unreal experiences!
The relationship that developed between Alona and Will, well, I thought it was really sweet! And that Alona ended up where she did, in those circumstances, not fun for her, but why there's sequels, which I just really love!
This was a great beginning to this series, I just loved it! Can't wait to read more!
Author: Stacey Kade
Series: The Ghost and the Goth #1
Read: July 27th, 2012
Reason Why: Sounded like a great book, and it's a LLFL Book!
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Published: June 29th 2010