Give Up the Ghost
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... show more
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….
Publish date: 2009-09-15
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
This was a really solid paranormal YA entry. Ghosts, in the non-scary sense, not shifters etc., and the romance is very believable teen stuff; light, awkward attraction that doesn't really go too far too fast and involves believable interactions. I found the MC's voice a little rough at the start, b...
I loved this book. Its exactly everything I like to read in one book. although I wish there was a teeeeennyyy bit of romance but I know the pacing of her character would be off, but the school teen life, outcasted by feeling like a freak and the delivering of slight vigilante justice (okay well the...
3.75 - A solid YA debut that doesn't shy away from aspects (some) adults would prefer to ignore. I think the best part is that while Ms. Crewe ends Give Up the Ghost on a hopeful note, every problem isn't solved with picture perfect resolution by the novel's end. It's obvious both characters have qu...
See more of my reviews sooner on The YA Kitten!This review's tone may seem a little strange, but this book put me in a very strange place because of how I was feeling due to outside factors when I read it. I haven't quite crawled out of that hole yet.I've heard a lot of good things about Crewe's nov...