Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ghostgirl: Rest in Popularity by Tonya Hurley

Rest in Popularity 
by Tonya Hurley

Genre:  Friendship, Ghosts
Published:  2008
Hardback:  328 pages
Rating:  4

Inspiration:  My first requested review copy and it looks like a fun one just by its shape. And, I like ghost stories.

Charlotte Usher 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. But being dead doesn't stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal.

If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we'll go to be seen.

R.I.P. - Read In Peace 

My thoughts:
In-a-word(s):  Beware of the gummy bears in life

This story started out slow for me. I didn't hit it off with the main character, Charlotte, until midway through the book. But when I think of it, the reason could be part of what makes the story a good one. Charlotte really doesn't come "alive" to the readers until she is dead. 

With the unusual and eye-catching cutout cover, entertaining illustrations, and pre-chapter teaser quotes, you get a fun read. The story makes interesting points of love, life and death. 

Visit the Ghostgirl site for some fun stuff:
- Learn about the characters
- Charlotte's playlist (for music lovers)
- Print out your own ghostgirl paperdoll
- Print out bookmarks
- Get your horrorscope
and more...


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