The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade (ARC)
Publication Date: June 29, 2010
Received from: Around The World Tours
Summary (from the back of the ARC):
After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from being homecoming queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she's stuck as a spirit (DON'T call her a ghost) in the land of the living, with no sign of the big, bright light to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser outcast who despises the social elite. He alone can see and hear her (turns out he's been "blessed" with the ability to communicate with the dead), but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Goundsboro High.
Alona has never needed anyone for anything, and now she's supposed to expose her deepest, darkest secrets to this pseudo-goth boy? Right. She's not telling anyone what really happened the day she died, not even to save her eternal soul. And Will's not filling out any volunteer forms to help her cross tot he other side. He has only a few more weeks until his graduation when he can strike out on his own and find a place with less spiritual interference. But he has to survive and stay out of the psych ward until then.
Can they get over their mutual distrust-and the weird attraction between them-to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don't exist?
I've been looking forward to this book the second I saw it on someone's waiting on wednesday post. It looked really cute and I'm a sucker for the love/hate relationships. Alona Dare dies from getting hit by a bus. But she's still on earth, as a ghost. While she's waiting to get swept up by the light, she attends her funeral where all her friends are crying. But after her funeral, all her friends and boyfriend seem to be getting along just fine. When she's at her worst, Will Killian-the weird goth boy laughs at her. And then she realizes that he's the only one who can see her.
I think I built this book up a lot and it didn't turn out as good as I hoped it would, but I did enjoy it. My favorite parts were by far with Alona and Will in his bedroom-where they had a few very private moments. I overall really enjoyed this book and thought it was utterly cute.
Will I reread it?
I don't know, Maybe? I might go back to it at a later time when I'm urning for this plot line.