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Posted on: May 31, 2009

Give Up the Ghost

Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts to “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable. They know the dirt on everybody . . . and Cass loves dirt. 

 She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of all 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. Timwants her help to contact his recently deceasedmother, but Cass is less than enthusiastic.

Kicking and screaming, Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life. And she’s more surprised than anyone when she realizes that maybe some living people aren’t so bad if she’d only give them a chance.Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts to “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable. They know the dirt on everybody . . . and Cass loves dirt.


The Goodbye Season

Mercy Kaplan doesn’t want to be like her mother, saddled with crying kids and failing crops for the rest of her life. Mercy longs to be on her own—until her wish comes true in the worst possible way. It is 1918 and a deadly flu epidemic ravages the country, leaving her utterly alone and penniless.
Mercy soon finds a job with Mrs. Wilder. But there’s something unsettling about the woman, whose brother died under mysterious circumstances. And then there’s Daniel, who could sweep a girl off her feet if she isn’t careful.
 My Invented Life
 With Roz and Eva everything becomes a contest—who can snag the best role in the school play, have the cutest boyfriend, pull off the craziest prank. Still, they’re as close as sisters can be. Until Eva deletes Roz from her life like so much junk e-mail for no reason that Roz understands. Now Eva hangs out with the annoyingly petite cheerleaders, and Roz fantasizes about slipping bovine growth hormone into their Gatorade. Roz has a suspicion about Eva. In turn, Eva taunts Roz with a dare, which leads to an act of total insanity. Drama geeks clamor for attention, Shakespearean insults fly, and Roz steals the show in Lauren Bjorkman’s hilarious debut novel.


22 Responses to "In My Mailbox"

Looks like you got some really good books this week. Give up the Ghost sounds really good. Enjoy.

Gosh, everyone is getting such good books!

Give up the Ghost does sound good – and I find the colours on the cover esthetically pleasing! Sort of eye-catching. Matches your blog theme very well, in fact!

Give Up the Ghost sounds really good- will have to try and get myself a copy. 🙂

You got some great books this week! I’m so envious of My Invented Life and Give up the Ghost! =) Happy reading!

Great books! I love those creepy covers; they’re so magnetic!

i got the same ones! 😀
hope you like them …

Wow, people keep getting really good books.
I really want to read Give Up the Ghost.

It sounds awesome.

My Invented Life looks amazing. Happy reading!

My Invented Life looks really good! Happy reading!

You got some good books this week. I also recieved Give Up the Ghost and cannot wait to get into it. It sounds like fun and is different.

Ahhh!!! I heard My Invented Life is really good! I can’t wait to hear what you think. Enjoy your books!

Give Up The Ghost is my fav off the batch. It look so amazing.

It looks like a great week for books! I think “My Invented LIfe” sounds the most interesting.

Nice week. I really want to read The Invented Life. It sounds awesome. I have the other two, they do look good, esp. Give up the Ghost.


I want to read all of these! Happy reading!

Whoa…lucky, lucky! Give Up Ghost sounds unputdownable. And I love the cover of My Invented Life. So pretty.
Hope you’ll do a review on each of these books soon:)

These all sounds like really great books. I’m so adding them to my TBR pile.

I refuse to cry because you got Give Up the Ghost! I refuse! ::sobs in the corner:: okay that’s all. That aside–Enjoy enjoy enjoy!! What a great batch of books!!

I’m with Lexie, I want Give Up the Ghost! Why haven’t you read and reviewed this book yet girl? Hop to it! *cracks evil whip*

A nice bunch of books especially Give up the ghost- I’m sensing this will be popular and a feature on many TBR piles. Have fun reading.

Give Up the Ghost sounds great!

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