My Lunatic Life
High school senior Tara Luna's got all the usual teen problems: a new school, her attraction to a hunky guy, feuds with the Mean Girls, being regarded as an oddball outsider-PLUS she has psychic powers, a duo of protective, meddlesome ghosts AND an angry, threatening teen girl ghost who wants Tara to solve her murder-or else.
Now you know why she...more
For a YA book, I didn't hate this one, so that's a plus =)
I was looking for something quick and light, and when thumbing through my kindle, saw I owned this one. (Thank you Amazon free books)
Tara Luna is a 17yr old girl with two ghosts as best friends, and a wandering soul of an Uncle. Her parents were killed when she was one, and has been raised by her Uncle Pat ever since. They move around. A lot. She is starting her senior year at a new school on a whim because her Uncle was bored, ...more
Starting at a new school for senior year is no easy thing, but at least Tara Luna has a lot of experience with new schools. Her Uncle Pat, Tara's guardian since her parents' death years ago, is a throwback to hippie days, a free spirit with wanderlust in his soul. New schools were old hat to Tara. Still, she wasn't exactly looking forward to what she knew was coming.
Fortunately Tara, who wouldn't mind being a normal girl but had long since given up that particular pipe ...more
Tara Luna is a psychic who can see ghosts and doesn't want anyone to know about her "special gifts". But, throughout the book, she kept using her gift ...more
I liked her intelligence, smart mouth, willingness to do research to help solve her issues and her love for her Uncle Pat who has raised her since her parents died.
A quick, fun and sa ...more
Mean girl cheerleaders who are mean for no reason: Check
Hot/sexy "bad boy" who is drawn to the heroine for no reason: Check
"Ordinary" heroine who is a new girl, but manages to become hated and loved all at the same time: Check
Some supernatural side note to make the book more "original": Check
Just vapid, airheaded conversations all over the place: Che ...more
Tara Luna has spent her life on the move. Her parents died when she was very young and she's spent most of her life living with her somewhat erratic and definitely nomadic uncle.
When they move, once again, she's forced to start over at a new school, once again. She knows the ropes and how to navigate most of the "new girl" issues. What she's never ready for is how her psychic abilities and her two friendly ghosts will react to the new environment.
Add in a ...more
I love the paranormal and this story balances teenager drama with light-weight paranormal activity perfectly. I was surprised by how much I loved the (admitte ...more
Tara Luna leads a very unusual life. First, she is being raised by her Uncle Pat, who is a displaced hippie who moves her from place to place, never staying for very long. He has been raising her since she was a baby, when her parents died in a car accident. Second, her two best friends are Milllicent and Henry, ghosts who have been with her for as long as she can remember. Third, she's psychic, althou ...more
...In addition to these ordinary adolescent concerns, Tara has special problems, unless of course you consider seeing dead people and hearing the thoughts of others a great advantage in life. And you might assume that such powers would be beneficial, bu ...more
Well this was a very light / fluffy read (with emphasis on very). There’s no other way to describe this book. Even though it was entertaining, and very amusing when a certain ghost started meddling, there was not much depth in this story. Everything went too smooth, too easy. Even when watching CSI, they usually end up with several dead ends before finding the murderer. Here it was way too obvious how the story would end and therefore I could not feel ...more
Tara Luna, is tired of moving around so much. Yes, she love ...more
Seventeen-year-old, high-school senior, Tara Luna, was orphaned when she was a year-old baby and has been raised by her Uncle Pat, an unconventional, "hippie" type who loves to move around. Tara is even more unusual than her uncle. Her two closest friends in her wandering life are ghosts. Millicent can move people and things and can physically materialize, but mostly she takes a form that looks like smoke. Henry doesn't materialize, and he doesn't talk much, b ...more
Sharon Sala is a long-time member of RWA, as well as a member of OKRWA. She has 100 plus books in print, published in five different genres – Romance, Young Adult, Western, Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. First published in 1991, she’s an eight-time RITA finalist, winner of the Janet Dailey Award, five-time Career Achievement winner from RT Magazine, five time winner of the National Reader ...more
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