By Tonya Hurley
Heaven could not be a cell financial institution, may it?Charlotte Usher discovers that the afterlife isn't really rather what she pictured while she's compelled to intern at a hotline for afflicted youth. sooner than she will be able to formally pass over, she'll need to be a resource of steerage for one such youngster. the matter is she does not have a lot suggestion to provide due to the fact loss of life hasn't precisely boosted her self belief point. but if Hawthorne High's prime, love-to-hate cheerleader Petula and her gothic little sis' Scarlet locate themselves abruptly resting-in-peace in comas, Charlotte's chance to save lots of them will turn out to be the danger of a lifetime-for all of them.Praise for ghostgirl:* Polished dark-and-deadpan humor, it is a traditional healthy with Gen Y, too." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)* "[Tonya] beats out witty teen-speak like a punk-band drummer, maintaining the narrative fast moving and enjoyable but thought-provokingly heartwarming. Goofy, ghastly, clever, electrifying." --Kirkus (starred review)*"Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe devotees will die for this excellent, phantasmal read." --School Library magazine (starred review)* "Readers with a flavor for black humor and satire will dinner party on Hurley's crisp, clever discussion. expect a good deserved cult following." --VOYA (starred evaluate)
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Her long geometric-print frock was studiously worn and faded to make it look like she didn’t care, but Charlotte knew better. There was nothing casual at all about the outfit, or the girl, at first or even second glance. She seemed to be all business, except for the flirty smile she flashed in Charlotte’s direction. “Hey,” the girl called out enthusiastically, before Charlotte could actually get out the words to ask what she was doing there. “I’m Matilda. ” “Nice to meet you … Maddy,” Charlotte said, both appreciative and a touch disconcerted by Maddy’s warmth.
The bell sounded, doors opened, and they all got on. The elevator started “up,” slowly. ” “Think about it,” Maddy said. ” “Seventeen,” Charlotte answered, still a little oblivious. “Me too. ” Just as it began to sink in for Charlotte, the elevator stopped at the sixth floor and a few of the kids got off. Then at the seventh and eighth, a few more exited at each level. Her heart sank as the elevator rose. Charlotte tried to see a positive side, but couldn’t. She always looked forward to getting older as the payoff for a childhood of insecurity and loneliness.
So, despite the setback, not much had changed for Petula. Today’s pedicure was an urgent matter. She was beautifying for her big date with a younger man, Josh Valence — a senior from Gorey High — Hawthorne High’s biggest rival. Josh was the captain of their football team and quite a catch, so she wanted to be super perfect from head to toe. Snagging a jock was only half her motivation, however, the other half was revenge. She hoped that word would get back to Damen. He’d lost the big game last year to Gorey in a squeaker, and even though Damen never gave it a second thought, Petula, in her infinite pettiness, imagined that dating Josh would really eat him alive.
ghostgirl: Homecoming by Tonya Hurley