Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
And if I should die before I awake,
I pray the popular attend my wake.
Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she's dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn't stop
If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we'll go to be seen.
Praise for ghostgirl:
* Polished dark-and-deadpan humor, it's a natural fit with Gen Y, too."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
* "[Tonya] beats out witty teen-speak like a punk-band drummer, keeping the narrative fast-paced and fun yet thought-provokingly heartwarming. Goofy, ghastly, intelligent, electrifying."--Kirkus (starred review)
*"Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe devotees will die for this fantastic, phantasmal read."--School Library Journal (starred review)
* "Readers with a taste for black humor and satire will feast on Hurley's crisp, wise dialogue. Anticipate a well deserved cult following." --VOYA (starred review)
Charlotte Usher's invisibility at Hawthorne High is complete when she chokes to death on, of all things, a gummy bear. Banished to Deadiquette school with a bunch of other dead teens, Charlotte remains determined to be known at her old school no matter what. Filled with wit, panache, and deadpan humor, this young adult novel will be popular with fans of ****** IT UP and GENERATION DEAD.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
- Social Issues / Friendship, General, Social Issues / Self-Esteem + Self-Reliance, School + Education, Social Issues / Values + Virtues, Education, Horror + Ghost Stories
- May 1, 2010
- May 1, 2010
- Tonya Hurley