Book Title: The Ghost and the Goth
Author: Stacey Kade
Genre: YA, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Humor, Romance
Summary: Alona Dare was at the top of the high school popularity chain. She had the looks, she had the crowd around her finger, and nothing was going to get in the way of what she’s made for herself. Nothing except for a bus that runs her over. Now Alona has to deal with being dead, and stuck in the living world, where no one can hear or see her. No one, that is, except Will Killian. All Will wants is to survive high school, and get to the farthest location where there are no ghosts around. All he has to to do is keep his head down and not piss off any ghosts or adults- hard, when Alona will not leave him alone until he helps her pass through to the next world. Suddenly, graduating sanely seems like a faraway dream.
I have to say, this book surprised me. I thought I was going to breeze through it because it’ll be a no-brainer kind of book. And yes, it was fast and light, but Kade provided enough for the plot to carry itself. The synopsis sounds like something that’s been written over and over, but Kade made it her own- she fleshed out the characters to well, the sequence of events, etc- and I LOVED her writing style!
The chapters alternated between Alona and Will, which is not my favorite style, but it was done so well. Both had their own voices, and both complimented in narrating the events. Alona was the typical mean girl, except not typical because she understood how the world worked. She was smart, and has had her share of secrets in her life. She was such a strong character, even if she was mouthy. I loved her. And Will too, who had his own opinions on the dead girl, but gives her the benefit of the doubt anyway. I love how those two adjust to each other.
Also, I probably mentioned this already, but I’m a HUGE fan of the hate-love relationship, and their sparks, though somewhat predictable, still made my tummy do flips of anticipation.
I got the 2 books in the trilogy already, and I can’t wait to see where Kade takes us.
Review Written by: Asma A.J
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