(AOM) Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe
Posted September 19, 2009on:
Title: Give Up The GhostAuthor: Megan Crewe
Good If…You’re looking for a quick but original ghost story.
Cass McKenna much prefers 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….
My Thoughts: Give Up The Ghost is my current favorite ghost story. It’s fun and spunky but also has its heartbreaking moments. For those who are easily spooked – do not worry. While this may feature ghosts, they are not the creepy haunt-you-in-your-sleep type and that’s what I really adored about this novel. Most ghost stories are scary but there’s nothing scary in this one except for Cass’s attitude at times.
The reason this didn’t get an even higher rating is because I felt that certain character could have and probably should have been developed more. Cass and Tim are the only two characters whose names I can remember now and I felt Cass was the only completely developed character. Some of the secondary characters, especially her ghost friends, seemed like interesting characters but we never got to know them.
Other than that, Give Up the Ghost is completely squee-worthy. I adored almost everything about it and highly recommend it. Megan Crewe is definitely an author to keep on your radar. I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next.