The Ghost and the Goth

December 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm 2 comments

Here’s my first review for 6 Weeks – 6 Books.  If you want to participate in our winter reading program, grab a book log at the library.

“Laughing at the dead is never a good idea. But I couldn’t help it. The great Alona Dare, reduced to a crying, runny-nosed bobblehead? How often do you get to see stuff like that?”

Will Killian sees dead people.  He just doesn’t want them to know he can see them.  Did you ever think about how annoying it is to be followed around by needy dead people who just won’t shut up?  

Unfortunately for Will, newly dead Alona Dare knows he can see her and has decided he’s her ticket into the light and off school grounds for eternity.  Not that she even knew he existed when she was alive, because she was first-tier popular, and Will pretty much defined loner weirdo, but she’ll find a way to make him help her, even if it kills her.  Again.

My Review:   Between a slimy therapist, the power-hungry school principal, a secretive best friend, and a cast of ghosts who’ve heard about Will’s abilities and are basically stalking him, there are some great characters in the book, but I liked Will the most.  He’s protective of himself and his gifts, but he’s a good guy and he still helps Alona.  Actually, having Alona push herself into his life is good for both of them.  Will can help Alona become a nicer person and gain entry into a better afterlife, and Alona can help Will deal with the gift he wanted to keep hidden forever. 

The Ghost and the Goth alternates between Alona and Will’s point of view, so give it a try if you like he said/she said type books.  If you like reading about spirits, the afterlife, and communicating with the dead you’ll like this book.  The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade is now available at the library.



Entry filed under: book reviews, new books.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Queen of the Dead « Winfield Library's Y.A. Blog  |  July 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    […] Queen of the Dead is the sequel to last summer’s The Ghost and the Goth, but you don’t necessarily have to read the first one to enjoy this one.  You can check out my review of The Ghost and the Goth here. […]

  • 2. Ghost Stories « Winfield Library's Y.A. Blog  |  November 1, 2012 at 9:12 am

    […] The Ghost and the Goth YA FIC KADE After being hit by a bus and killed, popular Alona gets stuck in the land of the living with only loser classmate Will able to see her.Read our review of The Ghost and the Goth. […]


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