The Ghost and the Goth (Ghost and the Goth #1) by Stacey Kade

Goodreads Summary:

Alona Dare-Senior in high school, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, voted most likely to marry a movie star…and newly dead.

I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot bod, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t perfect, especially since I died. Run over by a bus of band geeks – is there anything more humiliating? As it turns out, yes – watching your boyfriend and friends move on with life, only days after your funeral. And you wouldn’t believe what they’re saying about me now that they think I can’t hear them. To top it off, I’m starting to disappear, flickering in and out of existence. I don’t know where I go when I’m gone, but it’s not good. Where is that freaking white light already?

Will Killian-Senior in high school, outcast, dubbed “Will Kill” by the popular crowd for the unearthly aura around him, voted most likely to rob a bank…and a ghost talker.

I can see, hear, and touch the dead. Unfortunately, they can also see, hear, and touch me. Yean, because surviving high school isn’t hard enough already. I’ve done my best to hide my “gift”. After all, my dad, who shared my ability, killed himself because of it when I was fifteen. But lately, pretending to be normal has gotten a lot harder. A new ghost – an anonymous, seething cloud of negative energy with the capacity to throw me around – is pursuing me with a vengeance. My mom, who knows nothing about what I can do, is worrying about the increase in odd incidents, my shrink is tossing around terms like “temporary confinement for psychiatric evaluation,” and my principal, who thinks I’m a disruption and a faker, is searching for every way possible to get rid of me. How many weeks until graduation?

My Review:

Normally I’m not one to care about the narration as long as the book is well written. But I have to say that I did really enjoy the alternating first person narrative in this book. It allowed you to get to know both main characters better.

I’m sure you can guess at least a little of the story based on the description…ghost and ghost talker, cheerleader/prom queen and outcast. Will can see and hear ghosts and he makes the mistake of laughing at the newly dead Alona. It doesn’t take her long to realize she can talk to him and he can hear her. This, of course, creates a small landslide of other issues. Can they stand to be around each other long enough to help each other out?

This is a cute book and a quick read and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5


  1. Hey I read this! It was a cute book! and yes I liked the alternating first person too, I have read quite a few books that do that.

  2. Have you read any more books in the series?

    1. Ni I haven't.
      I had the second book out from the library but didn't have time to read it.
      I do have a thing for ghost stories though!!!! as well as witches :-)


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