Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley. Usually I am not a fan of covers that are designed with an open center they tear easily. Though the Ghostgirl coffin cover is eye catching and sturdy, so I can enjoy it and not have to worry about damaging any out. Charlotte is going back to high school ready to be seen. Charlotte has a plan, has studied the popular girls and has her eye on one of the popular boys, Damen. In Charlotte's first class Physics things are going to according to plan when she is patnered with Damen and then she dies. Charlotte enrolls in a new school Dead Ed and though she is now longer living Charlotte still has a thing for Damen. Charlotte follows Damen to his girlfriends, Petula house. Charlotte discovers Petula's sister Scarlet can see her. Hurley never explains how or why Scarlet is able to see Charlotte. Charlotte convinces Scarlet to let her take over her body every once in a while and they both use this to their advantage. Even in death Charlotte still craves the popular crowd and believes it is her unfinished business. I laughed out loud many times while reading Ghostgirl.
"You know, you don't look or act like your dead," Scarlet said as she looked Charlotte up and down. You're like a dead poseur" Charlotte tilted her head in dissappointment. The old feelings of inadequacy came rushing back.
Charlotte as Scarlet tutoring Damen
He looked over to see that Charlotte's book was covered with a brown bag and a gravity is a downer bumper sticker. "Let's begin," she said, pointing to the sticker. "I dont get it," he said looking at it really hard. The whooshing sound that followed might have been the wind, but Charlotte would have sworn it was the sound of irony flying right over Damen's head.
Ghostgirl has some great moments and overall was a lot of fun. I look forward to recommending it. http://ghostgirl.com/blog/entry/publishers_weekly_gives_gg_book_a_starred_review/
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