When the mysterious stranger shows up at Nova's parents' hotel, she thinks her luck has changed - until she realizes she's the only one who can see him.
Liam explains he's been here a long time. And he can never leave, no matter how hard he tries.
Soon, Nova begins to piece his tragic story together. But she's hiding a secret of her own - one she's desperate to keep from h
Dead Gorgeous is the st ...more
I enjoyed it, it was easy to get into and I didn't feel like it slowed at all but it is definitely meant for a younger reader as I could see what was coming chapters before it happened but I think maybe a younger reader would enjoy it a lot more.
I liked the characters and I liked that the book touched on some delicate subjects as well
"That boy she'd seen - that ghost she'd seen - was he real or was she still asleep and dreaming the whole thing or was she imagining things?" (Pg. 49/50).
Nova feels invisible; her older sister doesn't want to spend time with her and her parents are too focused on running their hotel. That is until she meets Liam; a dead gorgeous teenager. The trouble is he is actually dead and Nova is the only one who can see him.
'He's got looks. He's got attitude. Why doesn't he just get a life?'
Somehow, I think that's the only reason why this book was in the teenager section at all. The rest of the book feels a bit trashy. Even though Malorie Blackman wrote it. I ...more
I reviewed this on my blog as part of Malorie Blackman month- during March 2013 reviews are of books by her- click here for them all- you can see the GIF's that aren't included in the review there!
So, firstly... I recommended it to those anti-crapping-pants people pretty much... So does this mean that it's not realistic enough to be scary? HAHA.
No. It could be considered scary but more the sub-genres... Miss Dawn & Miss Eve *shudders* Malorie can fantastically create characters who ...more
The novel’s catchy title sets the scene with a clever pun –Liam is a teenage ghost who is head-turning gorgeous and starts to appear to the main character, a girl called Nova, aged around 13. She lives by the sea at Phoenix Manor Hotel which is owned and run by her rather harassed but well-meaning parents. Once she has overcome her initial fright at realizing she is seeing a ghost she tries to help Liam while he in turn becomes concerned for her well-being as he discovers she is secretly bulimic ...more
Dead Gorgeous did keep me engaged, and kept me guessing on several scores. At one point I was almost convinced that ALL the guests were ghosts! I had my doubts about Miss Dawn and Miss Eve even at the end.
Curiously enough, I couldn't find the edition I read listed. The ISBN matches the cover above, but the cover of the one I read was very different. In ...more
It was nice how different people told different stories, and how eventually Liams past tied in with the present and even though it wasnt at great as N&C i'd sti ...more
Nonetheless, it sorta picks up towards the end, where some characters are given layers. And that's about it really. Maybe kids who think 24 year olds are granpa-old will enjoy this. Definitely not YA.
Nova wow girl has problems I dont see why she would want to be like hwer older sister Rye when she's clearly a #$%^& but who care's I dont think I could stand there and have a conversation with a ghost.
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