I just finished reading The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade for an Around the World Tour.
After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck here in spirit form with no sign of the big, bright light coming to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser/outcast type who hates the social elite. He alone can see and hear her, but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.
Can they get over their mutual distrust—and this weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?
This book had me hooked from the very beginning. This was a mostly light (there were a few dark-ish aspect), fun book. The writing had me laughing often.
Alona is the girl you want to hate. Selfish, bratty and thinks she rules the school. But for some reason, I loved her. I loved her comments and her witty remarks. And Will wasn't bad either. I felt bad for him and the way his therapist treated him.
I definitely liked the way the story ended. I think it wrapped up well and happy. But I can't wait to see what's going to happen next in the sequel, Queen of the Dead. I'm hooked!
I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2010 100+ Reading Challenge: 93
2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 70
2010 Debut Author Challenge: 29
ARC Reading Challenge 2010: 69
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.