Friday, September 19, 2014

Ghosting by Edith Pattou {FRC Book Review}

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annual Fall Reading Challenge. Check out all the details here.

Title : Ghosting
Author: Edith Patton
Publisher: Skyscape
Release Date: August 19, 2014
Summary from GoodReads:

On a hot summer night in a Midwestern town, a high school teenage prank goes horrifically awry. Alcohol, guns, and a dare. Within minutes, as events collide, innocents become victims—with tragic outcomes altering lives forever, a grisly and unfortunate scenario all too familiar from current real-life headlines. But victims can also become survivors, and as we come to know each character through his/her own distinctive voice and their interactions with one another, we see how, despite pain and guilt, they can reach out to one another, find a new equilibrium, and survive.

Told through multiple points of view in naturalistic free verse and stream of consciousness, this is an unforgettable, haunting tale.

"But a ghost. What a rush that would be, to see something from another world, something that most people never get to see." 
"I watch as Brendan collides with Emma, knocking her off her feet. And at the very same second that their bodies meet, one last shot rings out, splitting the night wide open." 
"It suddenly is imperative that I find the beginning. Because that would be the moment I could have stopped all this from happening" 

My Take:
I've never read anything like this book ever. And let me tell you Edith Pattou kept me wanting to read more and more. The way that each section is written is really amazing and creative. The whole book is told in different points of view of the same event that changes everything in these kids lives. The way that each story is written reflects the uniqueness of the characters. 

The book follows a group of teenagers, some old friends and some completely new. The first day of school is fast approaching and the group of teens wanted to end the summer with a bang. So when they go out looking for "ghosts", a childhood game, the night does end with a bang, and their lives change forever. 

I do like how after a horrible night, with strangers, they become friends and come together. I enjoyed reading, I could not put it down. It is a book that will keep you in suspense, will break your heart, but will make you happy at the end. 

My other Fall Reading Challenge reviews:
Mating For Life by Marissa Stapley

Find my other reviews here: Book Thoughts

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1 comment:

  1. I love, love, loved this book! I think it was one of my favorite from the summer reading challenge for sure- I wasn't sure I was going to like the format either, but she did such an amazing job!


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