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Date: May 21, 2013
How did I get this book? Won a free Advanced Reader's Copy from the publisher via a Facebook contest
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
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When Paige dies in an accident, she becomes a ghost who can't leave the grounds of her high school. Shortly after starting to hear rumors she committed suicide, she realizes she can posess the body of anyone who is thinking of her and tries to set the record straight. I wasn't thrilled by how the ending of his book went, but it was very thought-provoking read that I definitely recommend. It gives a really interesting perspective on how hurtful rumors and gossip can be. I thought it was a very realistic view of high school and one of this book's greatest strengths was actually it's lack of details. I would normally never say that, so hear me out -- by not being overly descriptive about the school itself even though it was a central element of the book, it was able to clearly evoke what high school means for me. As I was reading, I was picturing the hallways, classrooms, and grounds of my own past and I think that was quite powerful. By not making this particular high school stand out in any significant way, I think it made the story infinitely more relatable and, therefore, that much more universal.
This book counts toward my reading goals for:
2013 ARC Reading Challenge