Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley
If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is.
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
If I should die before I awake,
I pray the popular attend my wake.
Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is. Even worse: she’s dead. And all because of a gummy bear. But being dead doesn’t stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal. In this satirical yet heartfelt novel, Tonya Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at times and the lengths we’ll go to be seen.
Tonya Hurley’s take on being a ghost was amazing. I really enjoyed this book. It was fun and witty in a way even though poor Charlotte was a ghost. I loved that she was able to find a happy place in the end. Scarlett was my favorite character in the story. The only problem that I had with the book was that it took me a while to really get into the book. Once I was able to get into the book I really enjoyed it. Tonya Hurley is a great and fun author and I look forward to reading more books by her.