Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator
Violet doesn't remember much about her late mother, but she is certain of one thing: she too can see ghosts and communicate with the dead. But when Violet discovers paranormal activity in the girls' locker room, she finds herself ill-equipped for handling the school's ghostly echoes. Thr...more
I have to admit, I almost didn't pick up Spookygirl because of its title. I was afraid it would be a bit too cheesy for me, so I'm happy to say that this wasn't the case. Sure there are some... less than mature moments, but overall the humor is very clever and witty: What you would expect from a teenager who has been seeing ghosts her whole life.
Initially I found myself debating between a 3 and a 4 star for this novel. It has quite the predictable plot and parts of the end...more
I liked that there were lots of ghosts for Violet to help in SPOOKYGIRL. It even led to a few twists I didn't see coming. Okay, so I wasn't even expecting twists in SPOOKYGIRL,...more
Her father runs a funeral home and they live upstairs. That makes beginning a new high school rather difficult. Other kids look askance at anything to do with dead bodies. And that's before she points out the jock who died several...more
Violet has inherited the ability to see and speak with ghosts from her mother. Mom died violently one night while on a paranormal investigation with Dad. Mom and Dad are an unlikely couple- Dad is a scientist who really doesn't believe in ghosts or much paranormal stuff but fell completely in love with Mom who sees the evidence all around her. On a quest to help ghosts who are 'stuck' here the pair started Palmetto Paranormal I...more
This book has the most fun chapter titles ever. My favorite is still probably "Who ya gonna call?" as who doesn't love a good Ghostbusters reference?
Violet, Tim, Isobel, and all the other characters are all way too awesome. I particularly loved Violet - s...more
Spookygirl is not a paranormal love story. In fact, there's very little romance involved. This allowed the author to focus on much more important issues such as bullying and the freedom to be yourself -- whether you are a ghost waiting to cross over, a jock, a Goth, or a misunderstood girl nicknamed Spooky.
The character of Violet is well written, sounding like your average fifteen year old girl. She is scared of not being as good as her mother in paranormal investigation...more
The book was full of fun: a pet polterguiest named Buster, ghosts roaming the high school, cemetery pranks, but overall I felt like there were just too many storylines branching off from the main quest. It was like the author couldn't decide which i...more
I heard about this book a long time ago on Amazon and my curiosity was piqued, but I wasn't exactly motivated to read the book until I saw it at my local library. It looked like a really cute and dark short read that would entertain me.
For some reason, I didn't really find Violet to be very remarkable. I did enjoy her jokes, some of them that probably shouldn't be funny because they were about the dead, but they were. She was likable, b...more
Violet Addison was only seven when her mother died under mysterious circumstances during a paranormal investigation. Since then, Violet has been shepherded between her Aunt Thelma and her father, a man who was starting up a funeral home business while determined not to have any memories of his former paranormal investigator life. When she starts the school year at a new high school and realizes that there were a lot of ghosts roamin...more
You had me at hello...
So from the moment I saw Spookygirl at the bookstore I knew I had to have it. The title alone screamed me. Ghost books are my favorite in YA and Spookygirl isn't your just typical ghost story.
For starters, this book is fun and light. It's not all dark and broody and there's no creep-factor. Ok, that last bit is a lie, but not really. There are a few moments where stuff is kind of like woah. You know, a creepy disembodied v...more
What Violet found in the lockerroom turns out to be a surprise (and I have to admit, I kind of wanted it to actually be a Hell gate...because where better to have a Hell gate than a high school...more
Violet doesn't remember much about her late mother, but she is certain of one thing: she too can see ghosts and communicate with the dead. But when Violet discovers paranormal activity in the girls' locker room, she finds herself ill-equipped for handling the school's ghostly echoes.
Through Violet's own investigation and with the help of some unlikely allies, Violet discovers there is a lot she doesn't know about her special skill--and more still that can stand in the way of its power. With sh
No adult will feel slighted if they take the time to read this novel.