Ever feel invisible?

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ghostgirl177x220_01I just finished reading Tonya Hurley’s Ghostgirl, a book about a girl who pretty much felt like no one would notice if she died. And then, she died.

This was a really funny read that got right to the heart of a big issue for teens (hey, and adults too, come to think of it!): popularity. You see the Ghostgirl story (minus the choking on a gummy bear and the ghosts) played out at every highschool. A small number of popular kids set the agenda when it comes to what’s cool and what’s not, and the school universe revolves around them. And, there’s always some kids who don’t fit in but desperately want to (that’s Charlotte, our ghostgirl), and some kids who don’t fit in by choice (that’s Scarlet, sister of the ever-popular Petula and self-designated outsider).

This book is full of pop culture references that make it incredibly relevant for today. There are some seriously great one-liners that had me laughing out loud. This book was a hilarious (and honest) mix of teen-angst-ridden melodrama, romance and horror story.

I loved that every chapter had a witty title, was preceeded by a quote from music or literature, a funky drawing, and a snapshot of what’s going on at that point in the book. This is a beautifully presented book and one that was definitely worth reading on paper (and not on my eBook reader!). I think it’s one I’ll buy to add to my collection, just cause it’s so pretty!

Best of all, this is the first book in a trilogy, so there’s more ghoulish fun to come. Check it out now!

If you’ve read the book, check out the Ghostgirl site, complete with a blog, a virtual Charlotte you can dress in a range of clothes, and a bunch of info on the book and the author.

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One Response to “Ever feel invisible?”

  1. Mia (library staff) Says:

    I’ll admit I saw this one in a book shop and was intrigued by the idea, but the cover picture (not the same as the pic above) turned me off a bit. I may have to give it go based on the review you’ve posted here!

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