The Ghost and the Goth
Hyperion Book CH
[June 29, 2010]
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 as a spirit in the land of the living with no sign of the big, bright light 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. He alone can see and hear (turns out he’s been “blessed” with the ability to communicate with the dead), but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.
Alona has never needed anyone for anything, and now she’s supposed to expose her deepest, darkest secrets to this pseudo-goth boy? Right. She’s not telling anyone what really happened the day she died, not even to save her eternal soul. And Will’s not filling out any volunteer forms to help her cross to the other side. He only has a few more weeks until his graduation, when he can strike out on his own and find a place with less spiritual interference. But he has to survive and stay out of the psych ward until then. Can they get over their mutual distrust—and the weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?
This was adorable and funny and sweet.
Alona is exactly what you expect her to be and while she doesn't undergo this drastic change after she dies, she does grow into herself and become a better person. And Will isn't really the guy on the cover but he definitely not the typical high school guy. Both of them made me laugh and they were enjoyable characters. I loved their banter and their relationship and they were just so adorable together.
The story definitely kept me involved. There were a lot of questions I wanted answered and a few different plots to make the one story. Some of these plot lines were pretty dark, which was unexpected but a nice surprise. All I wanted to do was keep reading and reading until I knew every thing that would happen.
I just really, really enjoyed this one and I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I'm definitely looking forward to the sequel.