Saturday, June 19, 2010

Spooky Little Girl By Lauren Notaro

Lucy Fisher is a woman with many problems. After arriving home from her Hawiian vacation with her best friends, she finds that her boyfriend has tossed everything she owns onto her front yard. He changed the locks and disconnected any relationship with her. Lucy then looses her job because of false accusations made against her by a woman she doesn't even like. Lucy's biggest problem however is that she is dead. After a fatal accident with public transportation, Lucy finds herself in a world she doesn't want to be in. She must go through Spooking school in order to make it to the other side. Little does she know that her spooking assignment is one that takes her back to where she began.

Spooky Little Girl had both its good aspects and its bad. The book started off very slowly. When reading it, it felt as though I was never going to get to the point of the book. This however changed after Lucy died. You are taken on an adventure into a world no one would have ever had thought to look. I absolutely loved Lucy's character, my heart truly went out to her. When all of the pieces finally fit together, everything made sense. I as a reader had an "ah-ha" moment. The journey Lucy takes to acceptance is one that everyone should follow. Anyone who loves comedy mixed with a little sadness and romance should read this book.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mercury By Hope Larson

Josey Fraser and Tara Fraser are your average American girls. They have boy issues, they worry about what they wear, and they don’t get along with family. The only thing is, that they live one hundred and fifty years apart. Josey meets a mysterious man, Asa Curry, who claims to have found gold on the Fraser Farm. Tara is dealing with moving in with her friend after her own house burned down. Josey quickly falls for mysterious Asa and soon realizes he is not the man that everyone thinks he is. Tara finds a pendant that turns out to be one of the greatest finds of her life.

I really did like the story line of this book. I was surprised when I opened the book and found pictures in the place of words. I loved how the author differentiated Tara and Josey’s point of view with different colored pages. The story did go slow and it was a bit confusing at some parts. Overall I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick read.

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