Thursday, August 19, 2010
The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
Author: Stacey Kade
Published: June 2010
Synopsis from Goodreads:
After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck here in spir ...more After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck here in spirit form with no sign of the big, bright light coming to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser/outcast type who hates the social elite. He alone can see and hear her, but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.
Can they get over their mutual distrust—and this weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?
If I had to describe this in one word, it would have to be cute. You might think that it would be hard to make a story that begins with someone dying cute, but Kade manages! I really liked it as a quick summer read.
I loved that it was told from the POV of both Alona and Will. Both of them are so different, so it was fun to switch from person to person. Alona was snarky and no nonsense, Will was more cynical. I loved how their perceptions of each other and their relationship evolved throughout the book.
The majority of this book is lighthearted fun, but there are a few more serious things mixed it, which gave it a little bit of depth. But only a little. The one thing that I didn't like about this book was the lack of depth.
Basically it's a very fun, cute read that I would recommend if you're looking for something...well, fun and cute! I really liked it.
Overall: 43/50 B
Cover Comments: The cover is super cute! They got the character right, though I think that Will looks a bit too...pointy? I don't know, he just doesn't appeal to me. I love the title font! And the title is cute!