Give Up The Ghost
Copyright 2009, Square Fish an imprint of Macmillan
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…. -- Goodreads
For what seems like the first time in forever (if you're like me you just burst out into song, sorry about that!) I actually understand Cass. I mean, who hasn't been burned by evil ex-best friends? Ok, so none of my ex bff's were all that evil, but still. The female population in general is most likely nodding along right now, knowing a rumor or two has been spread to or by them at one point or another. That's probably what I love the most about this book. And no, it's not even mentioned in the blurb! You see, Cass has been pushed to the outer realms of the social hierarchy that is high school. And she's pushing back - with secrets she's picked up from her ghost friends. And none of this is because she's some wicked girl who loves drama, she really thinks she's doing the right thing! She's helping people make the decision to quite being two-faced and kissy-faced if they think they can get away with it! She's improving society!! GO CASS.
But then a boy enters the scene. Not just any boy, but a boy who has recently gone through some tragedy...and is reaching out to Cass to help him get through it. Remember how I said Cass is actually helping people? Well, how is she supposed to say no? Especially when he stumbles upon her secret?
Here's where the book lost some steam for me. I was cheering them both on, completely intrigued! But, well...
ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO SEE???
SERIOUSLY, I'M GOING TO SAY IT NOW!
Ok, here goes - They never freaking make a connection! No kissing? No hand holding? No googly faces? COME ON! I wanted *so* badly for something. BUT. We all know that I'm the girl that is like "No kissing? Pass." So, that probably explains that...
Like stated, the book totally kept my attention and I loved all the characters, especially the ghosts. I could really relate to loathing your ex bff but in the same breath dreaming about how great the good old days were! But to really get all my stars, you have to have a kiss. Just one. More than one is better, but one is all I need.
I hate that I even have something not perfect to say about my experience with it, but if you like honesty then I guess you'll like this review anyway. I really, really, did like it - but the non kissing left a whole in it for me.
It's been out for awhile, have you guys read it? Am I the only one obsessed with the love?