Monday, March 28, 2011

Review: Give up the Ghost by Megan Crewe

Give Up the Ghost
Title: Give up the Ghost

Author: Megan Crewe

Publication date: September 2009

Published by: Henry Holt and Co.

Source: Borrowed from the library

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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...

My rating: ★★★★☆

Ever since the night her sister died, Cass has had the ability to see ghosts. Why? She has no idea. But the fact is the she gets along better with the dead then she does with the live people, which she likes to call “breathers.” I mean, what’s not to love about ghosts when they can find out everyone’s dirty little secrets!

Unfortunately for Cassie, it looks like one of the students from school has found out hers. Tim, VP of student council wants Cass to help him contact his deceased mother. She agrees…in exchange for juicy dirt on the most popular kids at school.

But as she helps out Tim, she realizes that Tim is nothing like all the jerks he hangs out with. She found herself…caring for him! Of course, this is a little tough for her considering she hasn’t had real, breathing friends in 4 years.

Overall, I really liked this book :) But I'd really like to see Cass and Tim's friendship progress. That and I'm still wondering about that whole Danielle thing...

Anyway, this book was waaaay different than others! In most books I have read where the main character has some sort of supernatural ability, I find that they hate their power! Well, not hate, but they just don’t want it. In this book, however, Cass embraced her power! And I absolutely loved that!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)


  1. Sounds like a different story. I'm agree, most characters hate those powers, like in Paper Valentine. I guess that's a plus for a book making it unique of this kind of stories.

    1. Yep, uniqueness is always a plus in my book :)


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