Mary has always been different. She’d like to be normal, but being able to hear ghosts means she’ll never be like everyone else. She starts her junior year of high school hoping to be left alone, but Cyrus Asher is new and doesn’t know or seem to care that she’s an outcast. They start hanging out and all is well until she goes over to his house. Cy’s house is haunted, and not by Caspar, the friendly ghost.
But it’s not the ghost that ruins the evening. That honor belongs to Vicky “The Hickey” Nelson with her borrowed Ouija board and stuck-up friends. They make Mary so angry that she uses the ghost to freak out everybody, Cy included. He orders her out, and Mary thinks she’s lost whatever chance she had with him. But there’s still the ghost to deal with. He’s mean, nasty, and possibly homicidal. She has to get rid of him or Cy and his family could be hurt. Or worse.
So I’ve been in a mood today and pretty sleepy for most of the day. Like I wanted to watch some tv and then I started watching tv and decided I didn’t want to watch anything. Then I was like, “hey I’m going to edit photos.” That didn’t happen and then I wanted a cup of coffee… then debated for probably a good 15 minutes with myself and just made myself a cup. Then I decided you know what… I’m going to finish my book. Another thing that I actually did!
This book was a super easy read. It’s only 194 pages and the dang book is free on Barnesandnoble.com! What more could you ask for? I thought that the main character Mary was snarky and fun. Obviously the book is a young adult book but I liked it. That’s all that matters right?
It was funny how saving a boy from danger didn’t guarantee him liking the girl. It always worked for the guy in the fairytales. The damsel always married the hero, and they lived happily ever after. Fairytales were sexiest, and the real world was unfair.
If you have kids that are 10+, this is a really easy read and no violence. It’s not scary at all. Hey sometimes you need a book to just fly through to get to the next one. Or if you are desperate and trying to get some books read on your Goodreads Challenge… pick this one up. lol. So now I’m moving my way on to The Gingerbread Man by Maggie Shayne.
Now I’m wide awake and am definitely going to start editing some photos before I start to get too tired and my sleepiness comes back!