The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

Posted 12 December, 2013 by Paige in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1)The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Release Date: June 29th 2010
Publisher: Hyperion

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?
I thought this book was, quite frankly, going to be one of those that annoy me. A seemingly perfect girl dies by getting hit by a bus and then the only person who can see her is a guy who always sits in the back of the class, constantly dresses in dark colors, and can’t live without his music. I mean, can you say cliche? But, then as it turns out… I really liked this book.

The Ghost and the Goth was light, funny and all together entertaining, with darker parts mixed in making the characters complex. I really enjoyed reading about not just the main characters, but how these two people are, not only affected by the people around them, but affect them as well. I just really can’t say anything else except for mentioning oh so casually that you MUST read this book. That is, you must read it if you are looking for a quick read with an interesting take on the paranormal.

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