Give Up the Ghost
Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody…and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school.
But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact...more
Cass can see and talk to ghosts. Just before she got this ability she had a huge falling out with her best friend. The best friend, the most popular girl in the school, turned the entire student body of not one, but two schools, against Cass. Now that Cass has a few...more
If there's one sentence that could sum up Cass McKenna's life, it would probably be that infamous line from the movie The Sixth Sense: "I see dead people."
Ever since Cass's big sister, Paige, drowned the night of her Junior Prom, Cass has had the gift - or curse - of being able to see ghosts. Or, to be technical, to see, hear, and communicate with spirits who haven't moved on to wherever spirits go after people die. The morning after her sister's death, Cass ma...more
I liked Give up Ghost because it isn't your normal ghost story, it wasn't scary, the ghost weren't all like BOO!! I loved the characters.Cass, she is so brave and does this whole i'm cleaning out your closet thing.I mean she knows every bodies secrets( like cheating on BF & GF's,things you hope nobody would find out) thanks to her fr...more
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Cass McKenna, the main character, is a rare kind of person. She can see the dead people that still dwell on Earth. She didn’t always have this ability, but it came to her in an unfortunate situation. The morning af...more
Norris-the-ghost is just as awesome as ever and Bitzy-the-ghost is just cute and unitarded. Tim is a bundle of ill-coping dispair that makes your heart hurt through the pages for him even though there are no scenes in his POV. You...more
It's a truly delicious story about an outsider in high school, thanks to cruel tantrum-like revenge of an ex best friend. Cass deals the best she can with the help of the dead people she just happens to be able to see and talk to, including her older sister.
Despite the paranormal elements of the book, the story is real and contemporary and drew me i...more
Unfortunately for Cassie, it looks like one of the students from school has found out hers. Tim, VP of student council wants Cass to help him contact his deceased mother. She a...more
Cass is a quiet yet vengeful girl who gains the ability to talk and see the dead when her older sister had died from drowning. School life has been terrible for her since her former BFF turned against her and the rest of the school follow...more
Cass started seeing ghosts when her older sister, Paige, drowned when Cass was in middle school. Paige now lives in their house and talks to Cass, but since no one else can see her, Cass doesn't tell anyone.
Tim, VP of student council, realizes that so...more
Being a paranormal lover, my biggest fault with the book was the lack of paranormal. The ghosts just weren't the focal point the way I thought they were going to be. They were more of a grieving tool. I also sometimes felt the author would get sidtracked from the main plot of Cass helping Tim and bring up the past with Danielle. It was information the reader needed, but it wasn't always presented at the right time.
Pace: 3 Stars
For the most part, the book was a short and quick read....more
“You would think it’d be easy to get along with a person after she’s dead.”
The next few sentences cinch it for the reader, succinctly telling her what she can expect from the story.
“Not Paige. She took her big sister duties very seriously. It’d been four years since she drowned, and she still got on my case.”
Crewe's spectacular jaunt into Young Adult territory is a fascinating sojourn about a teenage girl as she struggles w/ teenage angst & blossoms into her own.
Crewe's flawless writing is displayed as Cass not only deals w/ but accepts her heartbreaking past.
Crewe knocks it out of the park w/ her authentic teen dialogue & situations ~ I wonder if Crewe is secretly a teen poising...more
Cons: The "rules" of how ghosts work (they'r...more
But that's not all. Cass sees dead people. The ghost of her sister Paige hangs around and tells her to comb her hair. Ghosts at school tell her secrets about the popular folks so she can blackmail them.
But when one of the cool kids, Tim, starts stalking her, Cass has to come ou...more
Cass was pushed out the popular ranks by her middle school bestie Danielle after a fit of jealousy. And when she starts outing everyone’s secrets the school begins to wonder about her. They can't figure out how she is getting her info. Maybe she is...more
Yes, there are ghosts, and no, there’s no dee...more
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