Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe

Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe
Release Date: September 15, 2009
Publisher: Henry Holt
Pages: 241

Cass McKenna much prefers the company of 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 actually enjoyed Give Up the Ghost a lot more than I thought I would. It was entertaining and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great read.

One thing I really liked about this novel was that it was different, unique. It wasn't your normal young adult ghost story--nothing was scary, ghosts didn't pop up and say boo!, and no one fell in love. And the fact that the book wasn't all those things made the novel a lot more enjoyable. The characters were amazing, as well. They were incredibly written--each with a different personality and opinion.

However, I was disappointed with the ending, because I didn't think anything was tied up. There were question left unanswered--would Cass try to make more friends? Would Tim recover? Would Paige move on? I didn't like that I was left with so many questions. So, maybe there will be a sequel? I hope so, because the ending didn't satisfy me. It just seemed like there was more to tell.

Give Up the Ghost is a wonderful debut--with ghosts and friendship, how could you go wrong? Megan Crewe has impressed me with this one. I wonder what she'll write next.



Eli said...

I liked this book! I agree that it is an excellent debut-- and I was actually surprised that there was no love story. Maybe in the next one? (is there going to BE a next one?) Great review!

Danielle said...

I really want there to be a next one!

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

This sounds like a good read! Awesome review.


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