The Good Stuff
•Fast paced and spooky
•Likeable heroine who reacts quite realistically
•Just one of those fun ghost stories that will keep you glued to the pages - & probably leave you sleeping with the lights on
•Love story is cute and fun - the dialogue between the two is hilarious
•Will be picking up the other two books in the series tomorrow
•Fabulous opening chapter, really sets you in that spooky mind frame - I was hooked right away
•Liked the bits about her photography, found it interesting and added some depth to her character
•Usually not a fan of creepy doll stories -- because well -- dolls creep me out (hmm hence the first night after reading, I didn't sleep well) but I still couldn't put it down
The Not So Good Stuff
•parents are sorta caricatures - not useless like in many YA books, but they still do not really have any personality or place in the story
•A wee bit confusing at times
•Librarian was a bit of a stereotype at first - but she redeemed herself - not really for this section but just want to get across that library staff are usually really cool people - so stop with the stereotypical rule obsessed librarian caricatures
"I didn't know. If only there had been a poster in the clinic: HOW TO TELL IF YOUR SIBLING IS POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL OR JUST COMPLETELY MENTAL."
"The official diagnosis was psychotic schzizophrenia, and we all went along with it because the insurance company won't pay for "made friends with the wrong ghost."
"The corner of Mrs Ame's mouth twisted up into an almost-smile, and she cleared her throat. This was promising - this was "My day hasn't takene a nosedive yet, so this is kind of amusing," not "I've had it up to here." When you spend as much time around the principle as I do, you get to know her idiosyncrasies."
Who Should/Shouldn't Read
•Perfect for ghost story lovers of all age
•A good one for younger YA readers as it is scary without being gory and there is nothing inappropriate for younger readers
I picked up a copy of this at the Chapters Shawnessy