Book Review: Absent by Katie Williams

July 17, 2013 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

Absent“We dead kids sit on the floor in the corner of the room…the three of us never would have sat together when we were alive.”

Paige Wheeler did not kill herself. But that’s the rumor going around school after she falls off a roof during the physics class egg drop. And since her spirit seems to be confined to the school grounds, she can’t get away from the whispers – until she discovers that she can inhabit the bodies of living students. Now she can stop the rumor – and maybe get revenge on the person who started it.

 

My review: OK, honesty time. You’ll either love or hate the body-inhabiting angle. If you’re cool with it, you’ll really like seeing all the ways Paige tries to get people not to believe the rumor, and all the people she inhabits in her quest to get the truth out there. If you’re looking for a different take on a ghost story, one with a couple of interesting twists about how people died and how ghosts can get their revenge, then give Absent a try.  

Reviewed by:
Katie Clark, Teen Librarian

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Entry filed under: book reviews, new books.

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