Lucy Day, 15 years old, is murdered on her very first date. Not one to take that kind of thing lying down, she awakens a day later with a seemingly human body and more than a little confusion. Lucy tries to return to her normal life, but the afterlife keeps getting in the way.
Zack, her crush-maybe-boyfriend, isn't exactly excited that she di ...more
What I loved about this book most, though, was B.C.'s ability to weave in advanced vocabulary that even made me refer to my dictionary! I gave my cousin the book to read (she's a high schoo ...more
The characters, whom I didn't find extremely memorable, were still realistic. Lucy is definitely a heroine to root for, and pity. She has many struggles. Yet I did love how she could still joke once in a while. And Abraham felt like a very well written character as well. I also felt the dialogue in ...more
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Deadgirl was a fab read, slightly strange and unusual but in a good way.
The synopsis is spot on with its description of the book so straight onto my thoughts….
I thought Deadgirl was a very unique story and it kept my interest all of the way through. Lucy was a very relatable 15yr old going through all of the things a girl that age should be – including her first date which ends in disaster. She had a great voice and outlook that was ...more
*I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
I actually, unfortunately, had some issues with this book up until about the 65% mark.
The story itself was good, and the book was never a struggle to get through---my issue was mostly that Lucy's POV read exactly the way I imagine a grown man would imagine a teenage girl to be like. Her thoughts were filled with lots of jealousy/judginess/pettiness toward her best friends, a constant p ...more
When Lucy Day is shot to death in a deserted parking lot one night after a date, she can’t figure ...more
Pros: Unique, mind-blowing premise and setting. Characters with authentic voice. A lovestruck but spunky heroine. Engaging, imaginative prose.
Cons: A couple of not completely convincing attitudes. A few inconsistencies that won't really affect your reading pleasure. Some small mistakes slipped through revision.
WARNING! Violence and attempted rape, though not described in a graphic manner. Underage drinking.
Will appeal to: Afterlife boo ...more
Author: B.C. Johnson
Publisher: Curiosity Quills, 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy, YA Paranormal
**I received a copy of this book free from the Author in exchange for an honest review**
It took me about halfway through the book to understand really what was going on…and it was frustrating. But it was also worth it. It was definitely worth the patience, and though I didn’t know what was going on, I couldn’t put the book down. I was submerged in the depths of Johnson’s prose. It was an...more
Deadgirl starts at a really nice pace as you get to know the characters. And then BAM!!! The action begins!! There is so much that I want to talk about, but whatever I say will spoil it for you all and this is definitely a book that you MUST read!!
Lucy Day is a normal 15yo girl, going to school, ...more
If this is a series it will need to be read in order. . if this is a stand alone it is still awesome :)
Lucy is having the best day of her life... Or at least that's the way it seems at first... Then she wonders what exactly has happened to her. Is she still herself? What is she? What happened to her?
This was a supernatural thriller that totally floored me with both its mysteries and originality. I was left guessing until the narrator gave m ...more
DEAD GIRL starts off with a literal bang before taking us back a few days prior to the event, as teenage Lucy h ...more
'Dead is such a strong word.....'
The Plot Of The Story:
I've read books in a similar vein as this one before but generally they end up going down the 'Reaper' route where Deadgirl take a different path entirely and where it ends up is quite unexpected, but in a good way as it makes it quite individual.
Lucy Day is normal fifteen year old girl, with friends and a crush on the hottest boy in school. She lives an ordinary life with regular parents and a loving home until th ...more
Author: B.C. Johnson
Publisher: Cool Well Press
Date of Release: April 12th, 2012
Number of Pages: 368
Source: Author for honest review.
Summary from Goodreads:
"You know how it is: go on a date, get killed, wake up the next morning. No? Just me?" - Lucy Day
Fifteen-year-old Lucy Day falls between the gears in the machinery of the afterlife. She is murdered while on her first date, but awakens a day later, completely solid and completely whole. She has no hunger for brains, blood, or ...more
Deadgirl was something totally different and based on phantoms. I don't read many phantom stories so this was quite intriguing for me. I enjoyed the balance of the writing and language. This had romance, drama, action and your typical high school student needs -- overprotective parents, parties and more.
Lucy Day is your normal 15 year old highbschool freshman. Nothing unusual about her until she's attacked by 4 guys and kil ...more
The story is told from the point of view of Lucy, a funny, snarky 15-year-old swooning over her first love. Several things were quite refreshing in this story. The main group of kids are generally wholesome, their parents are involved, and the confusion of just being a teenager was realistically shown. Sadly, Lucy is killed after her first date – and wakes up not entirely alive or dead.
The story-line was uniqu ...more
(This review may contain spoilers).
I did really like the front cover of this book and I thought the blurb sounded really intriguing. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really connect that well with the main character, Lucy. There was a lot of repetition in the fact that she was ‘cute’… and a couple of times at quite inappropriate moments. (Like when she was being chased. A few of the other random thoughts made sense… but when you’re running f ...more
Lucy, the main character is very likable and has the spunk I like to see in female characters. She's only 15 and seems way beyond what I imagine would be the maturity of 15 or what I was at 15. But it is a different time and I was a late-bloomer even way back in the stone-age. Maybe the young adults who read this will find her immature, ...more
It's a concept ...more
Rating: 2.5 stars
Deadgirl follows the story of Lucy Day, who is murdered unintentionally on her first date. She, however, is unable to stay dead, and wakes up the next morning with nothing but a blood stained dress. But why is she waking up every morning in a beach instead of her home? What is happening to her body? Read Deadgirl to find out.
Deadgirl was an …… interesting book. I had no expectations when I start ...more
I was provided a copy indirectly from the author (through a group on Goodreads.com) for an honest review.
MY OVERVIEW: Yikes, I don’t really know how to do an overview on this book. It wasn’t really that memorable, and I just put it down.
PROS: I liked Luce. She was a believable teenage character. There were a few points where she slipped a little from the believable realm. I also liked Morgan. I think she was my favorite. I honestly wish there was more of her in the book.
CONS: It is p ...more
There are so many things that happen with Lucy and the pace of this book keep it all interesting an ...more
The paranormal element in this book is done in a really refreshing way that I haven't seen before. I also loved that Lucy ...more
Deadgirl is GOOD.
Like DEAD GOOD (Pun intended). *grin*
Seriously, the beginning caught my attention and I slept at 2 in the morning because I couldn't put Deadgirl down.
The storyline is riveting and gave a whole new twist to the 'life after death' scenario, which, in this case, life after death... was life (though I'm not really sure the kind of life Lucy is really living).
Lucy is really explored in this book and I really love her person ...more
As someone who once was a teenage girl, and well, still often is even all these years later, I can say that B.C. Johnson really knows how to write a teenage, female, point of view. I'm very impressed and loved so much of Lucy's snark and self-depreciating humor. She's awesome. Truly awesome.
I can't ...more
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