Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe

Give Up the Ghost 
by Megan Crewe

Summary: 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….

This is a book I've been meaning to read for ages, not sure why really, it just... seemed interesting. Plus I'm a sucker for stories that involve ghosts. I finally got round to it (obviously, seeing as I'm reviewing it) and - I liked it. It wasn't amazing, it won't be making any of my lists of favourite books, but it was cute and enjoyable to read. It was a quick read too, which I appreciate, because I'm in such a reading funk right now and books like this seem to be all I can manage to get through.

The story wasn't as predictable as I was expecting it to be - it had its moments of predictability, but the path the story took and the way it ended, I wasn't expecting it. I was expecting it to be more cliche - one of those endings where every loose end is tied up nicely like some Disney movie, but it wasn't and I really liked the way it ended.

I really liked Cass. She had her issues, but she'd been through a lot and was just trying to deal as best she could, and I liked how she changed for the better throughout the book. I liked the side characters too, particularly the dead ones.

There's not really much more I can say about the book, I just liked it, I enjoyed reading it but I don't think it was good enough to be one I'll still remember reading even a few months from now (if you want a book about ghosts that'll stick with you, check out The Mediator series by Meg Cabot - but this one is good if you just need something quick to read). I'd rate it 3.5 stars out of 5.

Later.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with all of this.

    I read Give Up The Ghost back when it first came out and while I liked it, I don't really remember a whole lot about it.

    It was a pleasant reading experience though.

    Also, yay Meg Cabot shoutout!

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