X-Mas Reads

Posted Fri, 12/25/09

Nollaig Shona Dhuit (Happy Christmas) to one and all...

Among other things on this crisp morning, I received "Ghost Girl" books by Tonya Hurley for Christmas: Ghost Girl and the sequel Ghost Girl: The Homecoming.

According to Wikipedia:

"Ghost Girl" is the story of High School senior Charlotte Usher, a misfit outsider who 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.

I was initially attracted by the book covers, which are dark and a tad gothic. They are bound in luxurious fashion, with shiny outer layers and detailed graphics. The unusual story premise is intriguing as well, although I'll reserve judgment if it is similar to The Lovely Bones until after I finish reading both Ghost Girl books.

I wasn't a big fan of "The Lovely Bones" so I'm hoping Tonya Hurley's stories are dissimilar and much better written.

POSTSCRIPT 01/13/10: The "Ghost Girl" books are simply not to my taste. I read the first book with some trouble because I found both the story and the writing weak and uninteresting. I could not bring myself to read the second book, so I have not formed an opinion about it. Sorry, folks, but I would not recommend these two novels to anyone.

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