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13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.
The Ghost and The Goth rules!
Enter Will. A loner in the school who everybody ignores. As Will is walking in the school he catches Alone walking around angry and laughs at her. Big Mistake. This catches Alona's eyes and know that he can see her. Now she decides to follow him around until he agrees to help her. They end up making a deal in which Alona will take care of the other spirits in the school who try to talk to Will as well. In this process, Alona declares herself his spirit guide, helping him with whomever in stuck on the earth plane. Together Alona and Will discover a big secret that Will's friend is hiding. Will they get there in time to stop her?
Super funny. I love Will. His quick wittiness and smart remarks had me laughing. Although he seem the type of kid to be trouble, when in fact he was not. I love how Will was able to harbor his dark secret. He went on for years playing the crazy cards and then he decides it is enough running for him and time to confront the issue. His mother, Julia is a strong women. I love how she stood up for her son when no one else would. When everyone wanted to just dump in the crazy house his mother was there for him, fierce and protecting her child.
I like how Alona's character wasn't all it appeared to be. She may have been pretty and popular at school but at home was a different story. Just like the rest of the student body, Alona had problems at home. She just put on this facade being mean to everyone, being little miss perfect. I was glad to read that she does realize her mistakes of the way she was treating others. Alona and Will made a great team helping the other spirits. I was disappointed at the romance. I was glad that there was spark between these two, but to kiss? Come on.
Stacey did a great job writing this book. It was a simple, easy read. Her characters and their feelings felt real while reading this. I loved being emotionally pulled around. The scene with Alona's mother asking for forgiveness had me in tears. It is that in which we loose something that we treasure it the most. Stacey Kade wrote a magnificent book with a plot that enchanted me.
posted by BooksWithBite on July 28, 2010Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
A Fun Read
Anyway, getting to the review aspect of this, I'm not really sure to what to say about this one. Since on one side I really enjoyed it, but on the other I've seen stories done before like this and done better. So pretty much I'll say that The Ghost and the Goth was a solid good read, but far from being a rock-your-socks excellent book that you simply can't get enough of. Though, with saying that, The Ghost and the Goth was overall a fun filled and hilarious look at what happens when you mix a ghost and a Goth together!
The characters were ones that took a while to like, but once you got past the first half of the book they kept becoming more and more likable and finally characters that I ended up loving even with the bad sides to them. Alona at first was someone who while was intriguing because of the past she would only tell slight clues about, she was stuck up and full off herself, but as mentioned above, once I got past the negative parts of her character, she become someone that I admired for her snark and her willingness to help Will. Will I pretty much I always liked, but their were still aspects of him that got on my nerves.
At first look the premise of The Ghost and the Goth sounds fabulous and while it was, the execution wasn't nearly up to par as I would've liked it to have been. Since tied together with a slightly awkward beginning that I felt was trying to hard to be cool and a slow pace for the first half, I have to admit I was a wee bit disappointed. Luckily, as I got further in, everything feel into place and made The Ghost and The Goth a pretty decent read, and showed that Stacy Kade has promise!
And the ending! Oh, how I'm dying to read the sequel now!
Overall, The Ghost and the Goth was overall a fun filled and hilarious look at what happens when you mix a ghost and a Goth together! And while The Ghost and the Goth does have some negative points, it's still a read I highly suggest you pick up just because of the mild half, which was great, and the promise that it showed that this series will turn into something brilliant!
posted by Lauren817 on May 2, 2010Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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