Review of Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe

Cass McKenna from Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe has the dirt on everyone, she knows everybody’s dirty little secrets. How? Well, she can interact with ghosts, who see everything. However, there is one little problem, some has discovered Cass’s secret and now she must decide the value of interacting with humans for a change.

I found Cass to be a relatable character. She has to deal with bullies, which I totally identify with, because I went to high school with some real assholes as well. I hate to say this, but teenagers are just plain mean, and that really does suck for Cass, since she has to deal with so much crap from her peers. Whispers in the hallway and such.

There was another main-ish character in Give Up The Ghost, Tim. I actually thought Tim came across as a little flat. He’s the popular nice boy with the flaw. Tim’s flaw is alcoholism. Tim contacts Cass for her ghost-talking services. Eventually they form a friendship. -yawn-. I really did find him to be a bit boring, or maybe just underdeveloped. I would have liked more about Tim. However, I could see middle-grade readers very much enjoying Tim’s story.

I think Give Up The Ghost would make a decent middle grade, younger YA book. It is a quick read, I read it within two nights. I do, however, wish it was longer and a bit more developed. I wanted more of the characters Crewe created. I’m actually really hoping for a sequel. When you do get your mitts on this book, I recommend you drink a nice cool glass of milk. Milk because there is so much you can do to spice it up, i.e. add chocolate syrup, blend it with some ice and ice cream, and so forth. Even without the extra accouterments, it’s still a fairly decent drink, and highly recommended, much like Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

Comments

  1. Glad u liked it. I loved it. I wonder if there's going 2 b a sequel, i mean w/ the ending, there could b right?

  2. I really want to read this. It's in my TBR pile(:

  3. I've been looking forward to this. Hm but thank you for the review, it gives me stuff to think about!

  4. Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write says

    Good review. I've been hesitating on this one. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  5. Nice review! I'm looking foward to reading this one.

  6. Juju from Tales of Whimsy says

    Nice review. I love the milk thing! 🙂

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