The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey KadeBook picture and linked to The Book Depository and teaser from Goodreads
After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck here in spirit form with no sign of the big, bright light coming to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser/outcast type who hates the social elite. He alone can see and hear her, but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.
Can they get over their mutual distrust—and this weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?
Published: June 29th 2010
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**My rating: 5/5**
The Ghost and the Goth is a light and humorous novel. Kade has created some dynamic characters who are opposite in social hierarchy but drawn together because of their circumstances-- Alona is dead and Will hears dead people.
I didn't expect to like Alona, I have never been at the top of the social circles, and she is a cheerleader. However, we find out that she has depth and that she has a rough family life.
Will is a dark, troubled kid, with few close friends, and a huge secret. He is able to see and talk to ghosts. He is very rare, and his gift draws Alona to him. Will busts out with awesome humor, and a candid voice. It was fun to be in his head. He is labeled with a disability- schizophrenia, I mean, what would you think?
The plot is paced wonderfully and I devoured their adventures and the unfolding mystery.
I would love to hear what you think of this book and/or my review!