The truth is that the paranormal is normal. It's just a normal that we don't understand yet.
So the main character of this book, Charlotte, composed a...moreThe truth is that the paranormal is normal. It's just a normal that we don't understand yet.
So the main character of this book, Charlotte, composed a song and wanted me to sing it to you.
*cue Fresh Prince music*
Now this is the story of about how My life got spooky turned inside out. I'd like to take a minute - so sit right there. And I'll tell you how I became the princess of Ghost-busters extraordinaire.
In deeply haunted houses where I was born and raised, A ghost's playground was where I was filmed most of my days. They chill you out, max you out, relax you - NOT. Cool. So I tried shootin' some B-rolls and making friends at school. When a couple of critics, who were up to no good, starting castin' doubts about my parenthood. They said my parents shouldn't chase ghosts and I should be scared. Then all the sudden I'm moving again to be a Ghost-buster extraordinaire.
I called to a ghost and something came near. It felt like seeing the world through a fun house mirror. If anything, I thought that this could be rare, But I thought "Man, forget it. It must have been a glare."
I. Pulled. Up to new house and it must have been fated. I yelled to my parents "New home smell! Who could hate it?!"
I looked at my kingdom and I was finally there To sit on my throne as Ghost princess extraordinaire.
Charlotte's parents are Ghost-chasing skeptics who film documentaries about strange phenomena that sometimes even they can't dispute. Charlotte tries to be normal but always ends up getting picked on, until they move and she becomes accepted in her new school. But they didn't move alone - some "energy" has followed Charlotte. She finally accepts her role as a ghost chaser and starts to unravel the mysteries that surround her.
This book really captivated me from the beginning and on through 'til the end. It was the first time in a long time that I have held my breath while reading. The first time in forever that both the imaginative and logical parts of brain have been forced to work in tandem.
A lot of talk about "energy" and such. But I thought it was incredibly interesting. The author did a great job of including a mix of the science and the fantasy.
It does kind of go along with the whole ghosts-only-care-about-love-and-relationships thing there for a while. That always makes me curious about the uh, limitations, of ghosts:
[image error] What is that on your head? Do I even want to know what it's used for?!
But if you really need the answer to that - watch the movie Ghost. Because there is no hokey "pokey" going on in this book. No romance as of yet.
Short and fun. Mysterious and easy to feel for characters. I just wish that the entire book held the same suspense that the beginning did.
Rating: A steady 3.5 stars!
I am very much looking forward to reading more from this author! And maybe some ghostly lovin'.