Book Review: Give Up the Ghost

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe

Releases: September 15, 2009
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 256
Rating: 4 stars
Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody…and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school.

But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.

As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life, she’s surprised to realize he’s not so bad—and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it’s time to give the living another chance….

This is yet another great debut novel. I was really excited to read this and I’m glad I can say I wasn’t disappointed.

The characters were all realistic and that was refreshing to read about, especially Cass. Sometimes I get tired of reading about good girls, so it’s always nice to shake things up. Cass was quite rude to people and for basically the entire book, she tried to alienate herself from those around her (that were living, of course). There were times where I wanted to shake, or slap her because I thought she was being annoying and somewhat of a hypocrite. But once her story unfolded, I understood a little better as to why she acted the way she did.

I still don’t exactly understand how Cass got her powers. For me, I need more of an explanation than she just woke up with them one day. I did enjoy the funny conversations she had with her ghost friends, who were the ones to give Cass all the dirt on people at her school.

Give Up the Ghost was a fun and exciting read. One that I’m sure, many of you would enjoy. I do look forward to reading more of Megan Crewe’s work.



Tales of Whimsy said...

Great review. I gotta gotta read this.

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Nice review. I'm looking forward to reading this one.

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