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Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe
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Oct 24, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: ya-read, fiction, giveaway
Read in October, 2009

Cass has found herself on the wrong end of the cruelty of kids in school and is now an outcast. She is bitter and seeks revenge, or at least a way to get them to stop the teasing, etc. Unlike most teens however, she has a unique way to dig up dirt on her classmates - through the dead teens she can see at her high school. Cass has been able to see the dead ever since her sister Paige drowned four years ago and appeared to her. But, Cass' secret has been discovered by someone: the VP of the student council and big man on campus, Tim. But, he doesn't intend to use it against her. Instead, he seeks her help in contacting his deceased mother. Cass sees this as a great way to get even more dirt on those who make her life hell, so she agrees to help Tim if he will help her. Cass finds revenge is not so sweet and the help Tim asks for is not the help he needs. A great story about what it feels like to be an outcast during high school and how hard it is when it feels like friendships are superficial. I found myself crying often and empathazing even while Cass was doing things I knew weren't nice and weren't in her best interests. But Cass and Tim are warm and empathetic characters. A book I think will do well and bodes well for future material from this author.

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