Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. And if I should die before I awake, I pray the popular attend my wake. Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she's dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear.... show more
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. And if I should die before I awake, I pray the popular attend my wake. Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she's dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn't stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal. If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we'll go to be seen. Praise for ghostgirl: * Polished dark-and-deadpan humor, it's a natural fit with Gen Y, too." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) * "[Tonya] beats out witty teen-speak like a punk-band drummer, keeping the narrative fast-paced and fun yet thought-provokingly heartwarming. Goofy, ghastly, intelligent, electrifying." --Kirkus (starred review) *"Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe devotees will die for this fantastic, phantasmal read." --School Library Journal (starred review) * "Readers with a taste for black humor and satire will feast on Hurley's crisp, wise dialogue. Anticipate a well deserved cult following." --VOYA (starred review) "Written with deadpan wit...this is a 'Wonderful Life'-like tale." -New York Post "A sincere (and humorous) exploration of how we all feel invisible at one time or another...perfect read." -CosmoGirl
Publish date: August 1st 2008
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 328
Edition language: English
Series: Ghostgirl (#1)
I'm kind of conflicted about this book. There were parts I liked and parts I didn't like. So please excuse the ramble that is about to follow. I really liked the concept of the book. It took an old concept (ghostly unfinished business) and put a cool new spin on it. There were parts of the plot that...
Pro:Die Gestaltung des Buches fand ich wirklich hübsch, originell und ansprechend. Passend zum Titelbild ziehen sich dekorative Blümchen im Jugendstil über alle Seiten, jedes Kapitel beginnt mir einer passenden Illustration, einem Zitat und einem kleinen Denkanstoß in einem schwarzen Kästchen. Da ma...
Alright, what to start with...I liked the cover. The packaging. The layout. The way the whole book is formatted. Actually, it's what pushed me to buy it, since I found it at a low price at the bookstore. And... I guess that's all? A perfect example of "don't judge a book by its cover".This story cou...
Zaujímalo by ma o čom je pokračovanie pretože všetci duchovia zmizli.
Ghostgirl is an intriguing story. I could tell from just looking at the book that it was going to be interesting but I had no idea how interesting until I read it.Charlotte Usher knows this year is going to be different. After a huge summer makeover she is determined to be noticed. At first, thin...