Dead Girl Dancing

Dead Girl Dancing

by Linda Joy Singleton

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I can't believe I'm in the wrong body—again! Apparently, this freaky phenomenon of stepping into someone's life—and their body—has a name: Temp Lifer. And when my dead grandmother heaped on the praise for a job well done last time, I sort of let it happen again. (Grrr... thanks, Grammy.) So now I'm hungover and gazing in the mirror at . . . my boyfriend's older sister, who is getting ready to go wild on spring break—while being pursued by a psycho stalker and a Dark Lifer. Help! From the author of THE SEER series

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ISBN-13: 9780738722078
Publisher: North Star Editions
Publication date: 09/08/2010
Series: Dead Girl Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 599 KB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

With plots involving twins, cheerleaders, ghosts, psychics and clones, Linda Joy Singleton has published over 25 midgrade and YA books.

When she's not writing, she enjoys life in the country with a barnyard of animals including horses, cats, dogs and pigs. She especially loves to hear from readers and speaking at schools and libraries. She collects vintage series books like Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden and Judy Bolton.

When Linda is asked why she'd rather write for kids than adults, she says, "I love seeing the world through the heart of a child, where magic is real and every day begins a new adventure. I hope to inspire them to reach for their dreams. Writing for kids is a gift, a responsibility, and an honor."

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Dead Girl Dancing 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent series. This book is the second book in the series of three.
TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Temp Lifers are spirits that take ove rthe bodies of people who are in crisis, so the troubled spirit can have time to rest and reflect. Amber had told her deceased grandmother, that she would be glad to help her out as a temp lifer in the future. Next thing she knows she is in the body of her new boyfriend's older, party girl sister and on her way to Venice Beach for spring break. I enjoyed this sequel as much as the first. Once again, many issues that teens have to face are discussed. The topics are a bit more mature than those in the first book, drinking, sex and just outrageous behavior. Poor Amber is really over her head but she manages to pull through.
JRlibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Although I really enjoyed book one, I found this book slightly disappointing. Amber ends up in the body of her boyfriend's sister, who is a college student named Sharayah. Initially Amber isn't really certain why she is there or how she is going to help Sharayah but eventually, she figures out why Sharayah is acting the way she is, and that's when the book broke down for me. Supposedly, Sharayah is overcome with grief caused by the thought that she killed her boyfriend. The problems I had with that were a) her family would know if that happened, but they don't know anything about it, b) the police would have been called, but they were not and c) he supposedly turned a little crazy on her, and that didn't seem very believable either when witnessed by Amber during a dream. So, this book, for me, was not nearly as enjoyable or tightly written as Dead Girl Walking, which I loved. I will however, be sure to buy Dead Girl in Love, which comes out in the summer of 2009. In book three, Amber inhabits her best friend, Alyce's body. I like Singleton's writing, and The Seer series is very, very popular with students, but hard to get.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
When Amber mentioned that she might be body-swapping again, she had no idea that her grandmother meant straight away. Now, instead of returning to her own life and her own family, she wakes up in the body of her boyfriend's sister. She's just received a stalker-like text and now she's being hustled out of her room by her roommate and her friend to get to Mexico for Spring Break. On the way they meet up with some boys. Amber finds herself out of her league. Sharayah's older and wilder than Amber. She's just hoping she can keep herself out of danger with a potential stalker and a Dark Lifer after her. Linda Joy Singleton continues this new series with DEAD GIRL DANCING, where she perfectly combines the hardships of teen life with a paranormal aspect, immediately hooking readers. Each book grows a little darker and a little more suspenseful. I love her novels!
BookwormKD More than 1 year ago
i really really loved this series. i read both this one and dead girl dancing in one night! i am now waiting for the third one. this is about a girl who, after experiencing a near death situation, ends up switching bodies with people so that their soul can rest temporarily. this is a great seres and i definitely recommend it. i also recommend evermore by alyson noel, dead is the new black by marlene perez, the mediator series by meg cabot (writing as jenny carol), maximum ride series by james patterson, and premonitions by jude watson. and airhead by meg cabot
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BookluverCarol More than 1 year ago
Dead Girl Dancing was a very good sequel to Dead Girl Walking. I am glad that the sequel met my expectations. Amber stayed true to herself in this novel. I liked that she was still her even though she had been through a lot. In this book Amber faced more danger than the previous book and the stakes were much higher. Amber handled everything well and she tried her hardest to help the body (or person) that she was in. I really like strong characters like Amber and that she is a normal, healthy-eating girl. One thing that I did not like was that she was a bit self-absorbed since she didn't ask what was going on her friend's lives. Dead Girl Dancing was very fast-paced (but not too fast-paced that it gave you whiplash) and it was suspenseful. There were some twists in this sequel, though they were a bit predictable. I did like that the author tried to make it a bit hard to predict by adding in curveballs and whatnot, but I still knew some of the things that were going to happen. The increased danger in this book kept you flipping the pages and it kept you hooked in the series. I cannot wait to see what the author comes up with in the third book, Dead Girl in Love. Overall: A great sequel with a mad-making cliffhanger (I need Dead Girl in Love now!) Sure there were a few predictable scenes/things but it did not take away from enjoying the story. I definitely recommend this paranormal series!
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sora13 More than 1 year ago
This is the sequel to one of my favorite books from last year, Dead Girl Walking. If you haven't read it yet, you have until the release date of March 1st to get caught up. But, keep your eyes out for Dead Girl Dancing at the end of February, it could make an early appearance!

When we last left Amber Borden, she was dead. Sort of. Actually, she was in a pretty horrible accident and when she got to the other side her recently deceased Grammy Greta sent her back. Unfortunately, Amber has a horrible sense of direction and she ended up in the wrong body. While trying to figure out how to switch back into her own body, Amber did such a good job helping her temporary body that her Grammy sent her on another mission. So instead of going home to her family and her new boyfriend ,Eli, Amber has woken up as someone else. Here is where the story picks up in Dead Girl Dancing...

Amber fully expects to open her eyes in the hospital looking into the tear streaked eyes of her loved ones. She should have known better than that. Instead, she awakens in a strange, and very messy, dorm room. When she looks in the mirror she discovers that she is now in the body of the worst person she could possibly be. She said she wanted to help people, but this is ridiculous! Oh, well. She's here now as a Temp Lifer to give this person a break from her troubles, so Amber might as well make the best of it. On the bright side, she's now old enough to go to a bar. On the not-so-bright side, her temporary body seems to be in a lot of trouble.

There are some dark secrets and puzzling mysteries that Amber has to figure out. Not only that, but someone, or something , seems to be stalking her. Amber and her new body are either the target of a psychotic human or a dangerous Dark Lifer. Her self-help books have taught her many things, but there were no chapters in any of them that dealt with "how to evade a psycho-killer" or "how to keep evil wandering spirits from sucking up your life force". Amber is only supposed to be a stand in and stay out of trouble, but the trouble seems to find her at every turn, even the wrong ones. Amber sure has a tough road ahead, especially since her temporary friends decide to take her away for spring break. Well, a little song, a little dance and a really long , dangerous walk in someone else's pants await her. If she survives this, her Grammy would be so dead (if she wasn't already).

Dead Girl Dancing is just as fun and clever as the first book in the series, Dead Girl Walking, but it is also much darker. There is more pulse-pounding suspense and danger. Amber will face the dark side of both life and death and the stakes are much higher in her new challenge. There is still some romance, but the obstacles are quite tricky this time. You will still root for Amber and Eli to make it through these dificult times. Also, the killer cliff hanger ending will not disappoint. This is an excellent series that I highly recommend to all fans of the paranormal.