Ghostgirl #1 Ghostgirl
Series: Ghostgirl #1
Author: Tonya Hurley
Published in English: 2008
Dansk titel: Ghostgirl
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2009
Finished Reading: November 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
And 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 invisible. Even worse: she’s dead. And all because she choked on 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.
If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we’ll go to be seen.
I’m not sure whether I liked the book or not. I liked the idea behind the book but I’m not a fan of the execution. I was bored for the most part, which is sad because I wanted this book to be something special.
Charlotte was an interesting character, I truly felt with her all the way through. The other characters were less detailed and with less personality but it works for this type of book since Charlotte is our main character, which deserves the entire focus.
What I had a problem with was my expectations I guess. I hoped for a horror story with creepy ghosts and a chilling plot instead it’s a story about the most unlucky girl in the entire universe. At the same time, filled with humor and frankly, it was somewhat morbid at times, which was very different and very colorful and diverse.
The book was very unpredictable which was nice.
This book, I don’t know what to say, some finds this book absolutely amazing whilst others hate it with a passion. I could see both positive and negative features about this book so it all depends on what you’re expecting this book to be. It’s easy to read and the author had a funny way of writing. I thought it was a decent read it’s very memorable.