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Krysta's Curse
     

Krysta's Curse

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by Tara West
 

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Everything about Krysta Richards is wrong, from her short height to her unmanageable
hair. Her ability to talk to spirits doesn’t help things, either. Her physical flaws don’t seem to matter to Bryon, her lab partner. Just as the chemistry between them is about to ignite, a homicide detective asks her to summon a murder victim, her drunk father

Overview

Everything about Krysta Richards is wrong, from her short height to her unmanageable
hair. Her ability to talk to spirits doesn’t help things, either. Her physical flaws don’t seem to matter to Bryon, her lab partner. Just as the chemistry between them is about to ignite, a homicide detective asks her to summon a murder victim, her drunk father suddenly takes an interest in her life and her dead friends enlist her in a crusade to save their decrepit cemetery.

She dreams of gracing the cover of Cosmo, but if she can't get her life back to normal,
she’ll be labeled the poster child for Weirdo.   

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Tabitha Tabitha
Krysta is the kind of character that any teen reader could love. Krysta is very relateable in the facts that she is insecure, she thinks about boys, clothes, and her friends. While a problem home life is not something every teen can relate to Tara West makes it easier. I am all for some "para" in my normal and this is a book that easily keep me interested. While this is a series that is geared towards teens, Krysta's story is one that I was able to enjoy even though I can no longer claim to be o
Margaret Marr
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For some reason, I never seem to get tired of stories involving characters seeing ghosts and trying to help them. And Tara West’s young adult novel, Krysta’s Curse, is one of the most engaging and fun to read.

When Krysta was in third grade, she encountered her first ghost. Needless to say, it scared the heck out of her. But, since then, she’s learned to adapt, so when ghosts wake her up in the middle of the night on a sc
Teresa Teresa
Ms. West has created a fast paced story that balances real life with the paranormal into one incredible story. I loved watching how Krysta, AJ, and Sophie learned to use their talents in ways to help each other. Sophie's gift of reading minds and AJ's dreams that come true help them to solve any problems that they come across. It was astonishing to watch Krysta as she balanced all the crazy situations the ghosts get her into with life as a teenager, which is difficult on it's own. I loved how th

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013862944
Publisher:
Tamra Westberry
Publication date:
12/15/2011
Series:
Whispers , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
637 KB

Meet the Author

A former Texas high school teacher, Tara enjoyed coaching her writing team and even the hectic deadlines that came with running the school publications. After taking a break to raise her baby girl, Tara now works from home as a cover artist.
In her spare time, Tara loves to read, exercise and spend time with her family and friends. She contributes the cover art for her own novels and has designed covers for over 500 other books. She’d love for you to visit her at www.tarawest.com where you can check out her Whispers series and sample her artwork.

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Krysta's Curse 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Bearhug33SK More than 1 year ago
This book was just as amazing as the first. I'm just itching to move on to the next one.
justkel76 More than 1 year ago
The title of this review helps you with the emotions you will express throughout this book. Krysta's curse is she talks to dead people, problem is she's a teenage girl and ghosts don't care where your at (using the bathroom) or what your doing (study date with HOT lab partner)!! And have you ever tried to NOT answer someone who is talking to you wether they are real or not? Lol, ok so she seems a little wacky to bryon, the hot lab partner who has some issues if his own we learn throughout the book. Two elderly ghosts who "pop" in whenever they want and do t care what she has going on at the time. An alcoholic father who seems to not care what you do, a murder case you have info on, 2 best friends who have different paranormal gifts, and a mall you have to try to stop from going up! I loved learning more background from the officer and then her dad on krysta's mom and the reasoning behind the fathers drinking. The fact of 2 best friends who totally understand you and back you 150% at all times and the truth of distorted body images that everyone seems to have at least once in life can be related to by all ages. This is a page turning enjoyment of a read!!! 3rd book in whispers series is amazing as are the first two!!! Read them all!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed all three books, can't wait to read the fourth when it comes out.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Just when Krysta's about to have a study date with her hot chemistry partner, two ghosts pop in on her. They're unhappy that someone is building on their gravesite and they want Krysta to stop the construction. They're not going to leave her alone until their bodies are at peace again. Frustrated, Krysta takes Bryon to a coffee shop, where they're thrown out of the shop before closing by a worker and her boyfriend. The next day, the worker turns up dead - strangled. Krysta and Bryon suspect the boyfriend's responsible for her death. Krysta knows for sure when she talks to Sunny's ghost. Sunny doesn't realize that she's dead and she's doesn't want to badmouth her boyfriend. Krysta wants more than anything to help - but when the police come looking for information, she doesn't think they'll believe in her ghost-talking abilities. Plus, she wonders if she'll be in danger by talking to the police. Will the boyfriend come after her next? KRYSTA'S CURSE is the third book in the WHISPERS trilogy, about three friends who all have paranormal powers and must face the truths about themselves. Filled with danger, the fast pace of the novel made it hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Third installment in Tara West's Whispers series. This book explores Krysta's life, and how she handles being a high school fashionista with a special power. She considers her power, to see and speak with the dead, to be a curse instead of a gift. The author touches on many subjects that teen girls might deal with. Body issues, boyfriends, family relationships, abusive relationships, and self confidence are all addressed. I think I enjoyed getting to know more about Krysta most of all!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Better than the first two! Miss West has made a life fan out of this girl. Look for more soon on my blog!