Monday, 5 October 2009

In My Mailbox (34)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

Another week, some other books.

Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe.

Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody…and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school.

But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.

As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life, she’s surprised to realize he’s not so bad—and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it’s time to give the living another chance….

If I Have A Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? by Melissa Kantor.

Mrs. McBloom, clean up your room!"For nearly fifty years, that's been the refrain of janitors, principals, and students who enter the chaos of Room Five. Now the beloved Mrs. McBloom-who has taught nearly everyone in the town of Up Yonder, even Principal Pumpernickel-is about to retire. Finally, she must clean up her classroom.But where to begin? Years of science experiments have left all kinds of critters hoppin' and cluckin' and flyin' around. Giant sunflowers droop over desks; vines with fat green beans climb the walls; and a full-grown apple tree grows smack-dab in the middle of the floor. There are more books stacked in Room Five than in the Up Yonder Library. And who knows what else lurks in the piles of papers or the lost-and-found box?

Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley.

Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

And if I should die before I awake,

I pray the popular attend my wake.

Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she's dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn't stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal.

If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we'll go to be seen.

I got another copy of Give Up The Ghost but this time it's a shiny hardcover. Makes me want to read the book again now although I know I will never have time to reread anything. Ghostgirl is also a nice read about spirit and If I Have A Wicker Stepmother, Where Is My Prince is just so cute I couldn't but have to request. The cover rockssss.

Thanks to Megan (again), Maura and Hallie for these three smooth copies of books.

Happy monday everyone :)


Anonymous said...

The Give Up The Ghost cover is so pretty, especially in person.

Happy reading! =D

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

I loved Give up the Ghost! Ghostgirl was nice, too, but it's been a little while since I read it. Enjoy your new books! :D

aprilcrush said...

I like " If i have a wicked stepmother, where's my prince" .. The cover is so cute !!

prophecygirl said...

Another great week! Have fun reading all your lovely new books :)