Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Ghost Girl - Book Review

Ghost Girl by Tonya Hurley

What is it about:
Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she's dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn't stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal.

What did I think of it:
I really liked this book. It's funny, has great characters and is recognisable even though the main character is dead. I especially liked Scarlet, the Goth girl who helps Charlotte on her quest to become popular even in death. The relationship between Charlotte and Scarlet is an awkward one and it was fun to read how it develops. Hurley is clearly not one of the authors who suffer from Gothphobia and also manages to avoid the dreaded 'depressed Goth turns into happy pastel colored teen and gets popular' cliché, which certainly gains her extra points in my book. All in all a nice, fun read.

Why should you read it:
It's a well written, ghostly Young Adult read.


vvb32 reads said...

and too the packaging is great. she has fun website too.

Anonymous said...

I bet when my daughter is a little older she'll love this book. It sounds fun!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

awesome review! i have this one, but i haven't had a chance to read it yet! i think there are more books in the series too!