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 McKenna can see ghosts. She listens and talks to the souls of the dead who haven't yet moved on to the afterlife. Basically, she's a walking Ouija board. And she's so sick of people betraying her and walking out on her. Ever since Cass was suddenly given this power, she's been on a mission to dig up all the dirty secrets at her school, dead set on bringing every lier and backstabber to justice. But when the vice president ...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
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
From the very first line--"You would think it'd be easy to get along with a person after she's dead."--I was hooked. In so many respects, seventeen-year-old Cassie was me--angry, isolated, at the bottom of the high school pecking order--only I did not have a dead sister hanging around, who only I could see.
Cassie can see ghosts. She doesn't know why. The first she ever sees is her sister Paige, the night of the prom, just after Paige drowned. Cassie wa ...more
I had heard about this book when I was much younger. I think I was in grade 8? I remembered it again through an email I got from another author. It was a freebie so I decided to give it go. Unfortunately it was not for me.
To be honest I think the subject doesn't really interest me. I feel like I way too old to be reading about a girl who has the help of ghosts exposing the bad things people do in her school. Well more like I'm way too old for how it was executed. It felt juvenil ...more
Plot was really interesting but I did not enjoy reading the book much. This was just: meh
Highschool drama *groans*
I felt something was lacking. Maybe because it was too short? Idk. It could've been better.
There were, um, maybe just two parts that I liked.
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
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
GIVE UP THE GHOST is the story of Cass, a seventeen year old gi ...more
The very first thing that sucked me right into the story was that the appearance of the ghosts were very different. They did not scare the hell out of anyone, they did not look or smell creepy and most of them didn't seem to suffer from any kind of tiredness for ...more
Right off the bat I loved the main character, Cass, she was relatable and likable and I totally would have been friends with her (even if I am a breather!) She's the outsider that used to be an insider until her best friend turned on her out of jealously. So now she lives her life chatting with her friends that no one else can see, ghosts.
I really like the ...more
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Ghosts, in the non-scary sense, not shifters etc., and the romance is very believable teen stuff; light, awkward attraction that doesn't really go too far too fast and involves believable interactions. I found the MC's voice a little rough at the start, but came to appreciate how prickly and challenging she was.
It covers some tough territory, with family deaths, bullying, adults not coping well, secrets and backstabbing, substance abuse and suicidal ...more
The author had me hooked from the first sentence, making me question the nature of Cassie's life and abilities. Hers is a deeply personal journey that touched my heart in many ways. I could feel every stitch of Cassie's heartache and adored her awkward, yet brutally ...more
The overall vibe and connotation of Give up the Ghost is "[bright:] like a Chinese lantern" (Crewe 2). The concept of ghosts isn't new, but Crewe sets them up in a way that's entirely her own, and it's always intriguing to see new spins on old ideas. The main thread that the story follows makes for ...more
I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t anticipated this book much—I was dying for it! So when it first landed on my lap, I literally squealed. So naturally, I had a lot to expect from this book. And believe me, I wasn’t disappointed.
Cass McKenna is a social pariah, made so by the overreaction and revenge taken by her ex-best friend just because Cass got a place in the debate team that she wanted by chance, and got to be around the guy that she liked. Now, this idea may seem inf ...more
The entire book was wonderfully written and imagined. Cass was a girl that I found extremely easy to relate to - especially her sarcasm. I loved that the author showed Cass' tough side as well as her softer, more vulnerable side that she usually keeps hidden from her peers.
I often find that authors add unneeded details to the plot - just to make it more interesting, but Megan Crewe not only h ...more
Give Up The Ghost was a new and fresh take on the whole ghost seeing subject. I liked how the ghosts Cass saw such as Norris and Bitzy were a key part of the story and two of Cass's closest friends. Also, it was interesting to see Cass and Paige's, her dead sister, relationship. Since, it provided for some drama and was overall a cute part of ...more
Cass has a slight social problem. It might be because she can see and talk to ghosts and every time someone catches her doing it, she looks like a freak. Or it might be the fact that the ghosts like to gossip giving Cass plenty of justified ammo to take down these villains. But when Tim asks Cass if she can talk to his mother, whom happen ...more
Crewe’s Give Up the Ghost is a pleasantly light paranormal read. I was able to read this book is one sitting, I enjoyed it so much! This is the first ghost book that I’ve read that didn’t give me the heeby jeebies, which was a surprise in itself. Cass is a loner and with her only friends being ghosts, I fel ...more
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