Francesca Lia Block, critically acclaimed author of Weetzie Bat, brings this eerie and redemptive ghost story to life with her signature, poetic prose. It's perfect for fans of supernatural stories with a touch of romance like the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
After Julie's grandmother passes away, she is forced to move across town to the not-so-fancy end of Beverly Hills and start over at a new school. The only silver lining to the perpetual dark cloud that seems to be following her? Clark—a die-hard fan of Buffy and all things Joss Whedon, who is just as awkward and damaged as she is. Her kindred spirit.
When the two try to contact Julie's grandmother with a Ouija board, they make contact with a different spirit altogether. The real kind. And this ghost will do whatever it takes to come back to the world of the living.
Francesca Lia Block's latest young adult novel is a haunting work about family, loss, love, and redemption.
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About the Author
Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Weetzie Bat; the book collections Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books and Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets; the illustrated novella House of Dolls; the vampire romance novel Pretty Dead; and the gothic werewolf novel The Frenzy. Her work is published around the world.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have to admit, the reason I added this to my TBR pile was the cover. I saw it and was expecting a super creepy read. And what I got wasn't even close. Block delivers a really well written story, but it really lacks on the creep factor. When I saw this cover and read this synopsis I was expecting a story that would keep me up all night. Not because I would stay up reading it, but because I was too scared to close my eyes in the dark. This was the exact opposite. It had a small amount of creepiness, but only enough for me to think "Ok, stuff is getting weird..." Ghosts books don't normally do it for me so I wasn't really surprised, but I really was expecting to like this story a little more. What I did like about it was the fact that it was a really well written story. It was the only thing that stopped me from not finishing. I liked her writing style so much that I've decided to find and read all the other books that Block has. There was so much grief and pain and love in this that its hard to think all her others won't be filled with that much emotion. But I must admit I was a little worried about the book later on down the road. There were a lot f musical references in there and I'm afraid its going t date the book. After a while it will be looked at as "back in the day." With the plot, it was pretty steady but it wasn't really much going on. It wasn't really anything keeping me hooked to the story besides me wanting to know how they would get rid of a certain thing. And the characters. They liked some old tv shows that I liked as well as some old books that my mom liked. Because of that, it made me feel a little closer to them. And I was really proud that Block made her choose the nerd and not the super hot guy that everybody wants. First time I've ever seen that in a YA book! Although the writing style and characters were good, the non-moving plot and the missing creep factor kept me from actually enjoying this book. I'm a little disappointed because this one was heavily anticipated, but at the same time, it served its purpose as being the gateway for me to get Block's other books. Here's to hoping her other ones are just as beautifully written as this one!
It stops midsentence.. why would it do that!!!!!
Quick read -- amazing story
Why did this book have to be only two hundred forty pages? I was immediately pulled in from page one and couldn’t put it down. It is a quick read, but packed with a magical and memorable story of two kids who share a common ground – death. When they tempt fate playing with a Ouija board, things don’t go as planned leaving Clark sharing his body with his dead brother, and Miriam, who has powers she is only now realizing, who is torn between the guy she loves and her best friend. Making the right decision will weigh heavy on her as time is quickly running out. If only she could talk with her dead grandma. “Maybe my friend was crazy, psychotic crazy, pretending that his brother was dead or pretending that he was his dead brother.” Teen Spirit has a beautifully eye-catching cover which leads right into a very unique and engaging story. It is a story about finding your true self, not giving up, and doing what is right. The characters are genuine, and I am glad the author didn’t add “teen trash” as the majority of teens are more like Miriam and Clark. I felt connected to this story and I highly recommend adding this book to your must-have list! *Reviewed by Janessa *This book was provided in exchange for an honest review *You can view the original review at San Francisco Book Review