Monday, February 2, 2009

Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley

****Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley****

Originality- 18/20
Characters- 13/20
Quote-ability- 7/10
Entertainment- 15/20
Ending- 7/10
Recommend to read- 7/10
TOTAL- 75/100
Grade- C

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.

I guess I'll start off right away by telling you about the horrible characters. Charlotte seemed like an average pretty likable character at first but THEN you learn about her plan to become popular...First of all I could really care less about popularity but Charlotte took it a little too far. Especially after she dies and still tries to get Damen to go out with her. Seriously? You think this is how you're supposed to do to make peace? REALLY?! Because you don't even really know him. Get over it mmkay? But that was practically the whole premise of the book. It wasn't horrible though, there were some redeeming qualities. For example the cute illustrations, and more importantly Scarlet. Scarlet was a funny and interesting character. Pretty much the only reason I continued on. I probably would of gave up if it wasn't for the cheering scene. And I will admit the plot was really original. It makes you think about life after death, and I book that makes me think about worldly things gets some brownie points. Overall I think Ghostgirl was a cute read but wasn't really my thing due to Charlotte's popularity fetish and delusion.


Simply_Megan said...

Yeah I pretty much agree with on this book. It wasn't too bad but Charlotte was so shallow! It got annoying.

robin_titan said...

I didn't read this book because I had read an except and thought "ooh this is not my kind of book."

I really wish it had been better, too bad, I guess I won't be reading the whole thing then.

KD said...

aww to bad about the book. But I saw in your sidebar that your reading Wake! I really want to read that one and can't wait to see what you think of it.

Bookworm said...

Too bad, I was really looking forward to reading it. But now that I think about it, it really sounds sorta (make that really) shallow. ):

Kelly said...

I totally agree. Well, actually I didn't finish it myself, but I'm nodding my head based on what I did read! :)