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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

The Ghost and The Goth rules!

After being killed in school bus accident Alona is trapped on earth with no where to go. She goes back to school looking for answers, snooping around. She notice then that none of the students are wearing the arms bands that signify her death and her former boyfriend is...
After being killed in school bus accident Alona is trapped on earth with no where to go. She goes back to school looking for answers, snooping around. She notice then that none of the students are wearing the arms bands that signify her death and her former boyfriend is now hooking up with her best friend! Flustered she walkaways angry at the world and way she ended up here.




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, 2010

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

A Fun Read

First off I have to say that I love, love, love the cover of this one! Since for one, it reminds me of summer, a season that I wish would just get here already; and for two, the two people on the front definitely look like what I imagined Alona and Will to look like, wh...
First off I have to say that I love, love, love the cover of this one! Since for one, it reminds me of summer, a season that I wish would just get here already; and for two, the two people on the front definitely look like what I imagined Alona and Will to look like, which is cool.

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!

Grade: B

posted by Lauren817 on May 2, 2010

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  • Posted May 2, 2010

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    A Fun Read

    First off I have to say that I love, love, love the cover of this one! Since for one, it reminds me of summer, a season that I wish would just get here already; and for two, the two people on the front definitely look like what I imagined Alona and Will to look like, which is cool.

    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!

    Grade: B

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Ok.....

    It was a very interesting book although i didnt really like that they kept on going back and forth between alona and will but overall it was ok

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Cuteee

    This was a super cute book. Not your averge ghost story, yet not really a sappy fall in love story either. It falls somewhere in the middle. Will and alana are kind of pridictable characters, the kind you love, but are okay with if something happens to them. I enjoyed the book, even if it wasnt my favorite. Personally i either want alot of action ir alot of love. This book had about equal of both. Causeing me to go from super into it, to simpley skimming the page to see if somthing important happened. I got my moneys worth, and i will read the next book. But only because i hate not finishing a series. Otherwise i wouldnt

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    As expected

    An easy, enjoyable "fluff" read. Predictable, but fun.

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  • Posted May 27, 2011

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    Ehhhh

    I haven't read such an exaggerated book in a while. Alona, the ghost, is a b.i.t.c.h. Unsympathetic and way too caught up in her own drama (which really isn't that bad), she isn't a relatable character. And Will? OK, he's more relatable but I have never seen EVERYONE (including the principal) out to get you. It's way too cliché.

    Thankfully halfway through the book something changed. I giggled -twice - but it still wasn't enough for me to really get into the book. It's just too unbelievable and has no relatability to carry it through.

    This book is an ehhhhhh read. Like it or leave it.

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  • Posted August 19, 2010

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    The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade Review

    What a cute book! I loved the idea from the second I read the back cover description and can say that the fun I anticipated from this book did not disappoint. Alona was the queen bee of her high school and may have been Miss Popularity, but mainly because of the fear she invoked in her fellow students. Fear that one wrong look given by Alona, or false rumor spread by Alona within her inner circle and you were toast. Kiss your seat on the homecoming court goodbye and any chance at being one of the popular kids. She unexpectedly dies and soon learns that her classmates don't miss her all, big shocked there right? She finds that much of her friends and most specifically her so-called best friend and boyfriend have wasted no time at all moving on...to each other. So what's a girl to do when she's dead and can't move on to the afterlife?

    Alona is resourceful and quickly discovers there is someone who can see her....he just isn't a part of the "in-crowd" that she's used to dealing with. Will is a bit of a loner and who can blame the guy when you see dead people all around you, all the time? I'd keep to myself too. This unlikely pair team up to help each other out and fun is had the whole way through. It was entertaining and funny from start to finish and any reader looking for a light, don't take me too seriously book, doesn't need to look any further.

    While trying to get the ice queen to be "nice" not to mention coaxing to get the loner to help some of the deceased complete their unfinished business is sure to keep you entertained until the very end. Although this books seems to be a stand alone, I wouldn't mind reading another like it. I'm looking forward to what Stacey Kade comes up with next.

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