Monday, November 28, 2011

New Customer Review - Girl vs. Ghost

Girl vs. Ghost
by Kate McMurry and Marie August

Isabel doesn't believe in magic, but her best friend Tripp does. Girl vs. Ghost is part comedy, part romance, and part paranormal. After Tripp inadvertently conjures up a ghost, we discover that Marc doesn't even know that he is one. Moreover, only Isabel can see Marc who is connected to her by a cable. Of course, given how much Isabel and Marc start out by hating one another, the real question isn't whether they will end up together but how they'll overcome their animosity to work together. And work together they must or Marc will forever remain an amnesiac ghost. The paranormal element unsettles me due to my religious beliefs. My main complaint otherwise is one I keep having about many first novels and that is: the writing quality is, not surprisingly, uneven. These concerns aside, the story was refreshingly cute for paranormal fiction, which is often dark. Also, I like that Marc is not a "bad boy," but just an innocent bystander. For those who are open to all aspects of the paranormal line of fiction, Girl vs. Ghost is worth checking out. [Note: Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries -- consider ordering this title through InterLibrary Loan!] -- review submitted by Allison H.-F. - a customer of the Bennett Martin Public Library

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