Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Pub. Date: September 15, 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts to “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable. They know the dirt on everybody . . . and Cass loves dirt.
She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of all 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. Timwants her help to contact his recently deceasedmother, but Cass is less than enthusiastic.
Kicking and screaming, Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life. And she’s more surprised than anyone when she realizes that maybe some living people aren’t so bad if she’d only give them a chance.
Cassie McKenna has been an outcast since Jr. High and she wants payback. Lucky for her she has help finding out her fellow student’s deepest and darkest secrets from the dead – Ghosts that is…
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 felt bad for her and enjoyed seeing her dish out the dirt on the students that she called poseurs. Hey how could I not like her “tell like it is” attitude even if the info came from ghosts? But when it really came to what mattered most, I was glad to see Cass’s transformation to finally opening up to Tim and letting him see a different side of her. To be honest, *sigh* It was sweet!
Give Up the Ghost flowed easily and I really liked the direction Crewe went with the story. I really didn’t expect Tim’s character to change so drastically but Hey, I think I enjoyed the book more because of it. I was thinking this book could go in so many directions and was quite surprised and delighted in how it actually ended.
Here’s to hoping for a sequel! I look forward to seeing where Megan takes her books. This book kind of reminded me of Ghost Whisperer a little bit but not in a creepy way.
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars.