GIVE UP THE GHOST by Megan Crewe

April 27, 2010 4 flames 1

Source: Library
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805089306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805089301
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….
I came across this book awhile back and had it on my wish list.  I finally got a chance to read it and I enjoyed it so much!
I loved the characters of Cass and Tim.  They seemed like they would become a couple but the author focused on other plots of the story instead of making this a teen romance.  I like how they started as enemies, slowly became friends, and left it hanging that they might be a couple in a follow up book.  This book had the paranormal ghosts, the witty writing and a cute plot that all ages could enjoy.  The only things I didn’t like about the book were some things were left unfinished.  We never got to know why Cass is the only one who can see the ghosts.  We never get to find out if Cass and Tim become a real couple.  Did Paige get to move on and some characters just faded away near the end. 
Overall, I still loved the book. It was cute and fun even if it dealt with some serious issues like death.  A fresh new read for the young adult genre that will easily be loved by the adults as well!

Very Good! I would recommend this book!

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