Thursday, March 18, 2010

Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe

Genre: Teen Lit (with ghosts)

Publication Date: September 2009

One Word Review: Somber

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First Line: “You would think it’d be easy to get along with a person after she’s dead.”

Synopsis: Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over "breathers". Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody... and Cass loves dirt. She's on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school. But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass's whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees. As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim's life, she's surprised to realize he's not so bad — and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it’s time to give the living another chance... -GoodReads

Kathy’s Review: So, this was not at all what I was expecting. I guess I thought it was going to be a light-hearted ghost story, about a girl who used her ghost friends to get the dirt on all the jerks in her school. While she does do that, it’s more out of bitter-revenge and was more mean-spirited, then good intentions. If that makes sense. The story was also a little deeper than I was expecting, and I know this will sound bad, but I kind of got bored halfway through. It was somewhat predictable and while I felt bad for the characters, it was just…blah. I guess I liked Cassie; she grows a lot throughout the book and does lose the chip on her shoulder. While I understand why she hates the world, it’s kind of hard to listen to so much negativity. So, I’m glad she figures things out and unfortunately the book ends right when she’s getting interesting. I kind of felt like the book needed some editing throughout and maybe added a few lighter moments, and definitely show more progress with Cassie. IMO.

There is underage drinking, smoking and sexual content.

Bookworm Rating: 2.5


  1. I thought it was more a "fluffy" book too. I guess the cover and the description lend to that. Nice review.

  2. So glad I will not be picking this one up! Thanks for a great review!! Hugs,


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