Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ghostgirl

Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley
After dying, high school senior Charlotte Usher is as invisible to nearly everyone as she always felt, but despite what she learns in a sort of alternative high school for dead teens, she clings to life while seeking a way to go to the Fall Ball with the boy of her dreams. Visit the website.

3 comments:

Shelley Huntington said...

...Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe devotees will die for this fantastic, phantasmal read.

Lauri Vaughan said...

...The book's elongated format-black chipboard featuring a coffin-shaped die cut centered on a silhouette of Charlotte-is intriguing. Readers captivated by the packaging will not be disappointed. Anticipate a well deserved cult following.

Leila Roy said...

...fantastic design. Thick pages, a black matte cover with pink and silver accents AND a coffin-shaped cutout, silver edging and pink and black floral border on all of the pages, full page chapter headings with a different silhouette illustration and quote...It's a nice looking book. Unfortunately, the text didn't hold up to the packaging. On the back cover, ghostgirl is described as 'satirical yet heartfelt'. I saw the satire...What I didn't see -- at all -- was the 'heartfelt'. This book was flatter than flat. The characters said their lines. They did their thing. And I never even remotely cared.