January 31, 2012
REVIEW: The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
Alona Dare has it all. The perfect hair, friends, a hot body, she's the girl that everybody secretly hates. But contrary to popular belief, Alona's life isn't what you would expect; especially when she gets run over by a school bus.
Enter Will Killian, he looks like your typical goth. As if high school wasn't hard enough for him, he can see, hear and touch ghosts. Especially when the latest ghost is the most popular girl in school, Alona Dare.
With his friend trying to figure out what's happening with him; a sleazy psychologist that thinks he's nuts; and a school full of ghosts trying to get him to 'deliver a message to their loved ones', can Will help Alona without being exposed or locked up before Graduation?
The Ghost and the Goth is light hearted, amusing and the perfect summer read.
This novel has exactly what you'd expect from a high school/ redemption after death/ slight romance/ revenge novel.
It delivers with cute one-liners, awkward teen romance moments and clichéd high school characters.
However, I found that some things progressed too fast, such as the romance between Alona and Will - it suddenly just appeared. Although, I guess there's a fine line between love and hate?!
I thought that Will and his mother's relationship between his psychologist was an interesting sub-plot that provided fodder for the whole 'ghost' thing.
The Ghost and the Goth is a cute read that is great for a bit of escapism. Light humour, romance and an interesting ghost plot, if you're 12-16 and female, you will enjoy The ghost and the Goth.
Also, if you're a fan of the Mediator series, The Ghost and the Goth will be a welcome addition to the genre.