Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe
Cass McKenna much prefers the company of 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 his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.
As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim's life, she's surprised to realize he's not so bad--and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it's time to give the living another chance...
Okay, I've got to stop being lazy and post covers of the books I've read. One of these days, when I actually have a spare moment, I'll do that :) Anyhow, this was a fun book. I heard about it ages ago and loved the premise--seeing ghosts, and not in a frightening way. And using the dirt they can dish to rat out the annoying people in high school? Sounds like loads of fun! And this book really was good. I loved the characters and set-up, and I got choked up quite a few times. Tim was really quite likable, despite his many problems dealing with his grief. My only problem with the book was that something felt like, well, like it was missing. I've been trying to put my finger on what was just a touch "off" about the book, and I'm still not sure what it is. It may be as simple as I wasn't as drawn in by the voice of the book as others might be, but I'm not sure. I think what it is is the details that were missing--I had a hard time really picturing the world. Not for any lack on the author's part, as she did a good job really trying to paint this world in all its colors (and smells--lots of smells!) but I just couldn't really see what was happening. Kind of strange, really, but something that crossed my mind while reading. Anyhow, good book, I'd recommend it!
Torment came in the mail yesterday and I'm DYING to start it. Today, sometime...after work, gym, tutoring, studying...I hate being this busy!!!