Sunday, July 25, 2010
Manifest by Artist Arthur
Publication Date: August 1, 2010
Summary (from goodreads.com):
Krystal Bentley is an outsider at her new high school, having just moved to a small Connecticut town. Lately she's been hearing the voice of a teenage boy in her head, and he has become her friend and confidant. The only problem is, he's dead...
Ricky Watson was killed a year ago in the alley behind Krystal's new school. The rumor mill is filled with stories of Ricky and his untimely death. Unfortunately, as a ghost, Ricky is unable to investigate his own murder, so Ricky needs Krystal to find the truth and she needs someone to listen. When Krystal befriends Sasha and Jake, both outcasts at her high school, the threesome soon discover that they have more in common than their outsider status. Each has a unique paranormal ability and an unusual birthmark in the shape of an "M." Jake announces that the M must stand for misfits, and so the three form an unusual clique. They soon realize that solving Ricky's murder can help them understand the mystery behind their powers and may reveal whether there are others like them.
Manifest is about a girl named Krystal and she has the ability to see dead people but hasn't seen one for a long time. That is, until she moves to Connecticut and starts at a new school is where she sees a very cute ghost boy named Ricky Watson. Someone killed him and he needs Krystal to figure out who did it. She, on the other hand is very reluctant and keeps telling him no. If only he wasn't so persistant...
I really enjoyed this book. The writing was very good and captured a teenagers voice. On the other hand, a few too many "totally's" were added, making it sound a little fake. The plot line was very unique, I haven't read many ghost books or people that can see dead people but I defaintly will have to go hunting for more because I really enjoyed the plot line.
Will I reread it?
Yeah, I think I will. It was very well written and kept me turning pages-trying to figure out who really killed Ricky. And everytime he entered Krystal's room, my heart would beat faster, because let's face the truth: he was just an overall hot character. I defiantly recommend this book for anyone looking for a great, well rounded story.