Ghostgirl: Lovesick by Tonya Hurley — book review

Ghostgirl: Lovesick by Tonya Hurley. Headline ‘6.99

Reviewed by Ian Hunter

She’s got the look, or rather the Ghostgirl series of books have. They have an unusual size ‘ not like your regular paperback. The first one in the series Ghostgirl had a dark cover and was very funeral-inspired with a cover that could double as a gothicy mirror and the rough outline of a coffin. The second title Ghostgirl: Homecoming continued the mirror motif, with a reflection of our dead heroine Charlotte Usher aka Ghostgirl, looking like a character out of Roman Dirge’s ‘Lenore’ comics; while this third title Ghostgirl: Lovesick still retains that distinctive shape, but this time we get a red cover, and a heart-shaped mirror pendant, reflecting Charlotte, who is blowing a kiss’

If you haven’t read any of the Ghostgirl series you will be unfamiliar with the world of the dead that Charlotte now inhabits, although to be honest, she has just as many problems as she had when she was alive with her Dead Ed classmates, Dead Ed handbook, the Dead Dorm and the Fall Ball to contend with.

Basically, it’s Mean Girls or Heathers or any range of teen comedy/dramas except most of the protagonists are dead which does allow for some nice invention and wonderful characters like Piccolo Pam, Deadhead Jerry, Suzy Scissorhands, and Silent Violet. But just when things are starting to go right for Charlotte — she’s getting the hang of this being dead business and has a new boyfriend — she had one last task to perform, back in the real world at the place where she died. Can she hold it together and get the job done? Well, no spoilers here, but what do you think? All in all, a good conclusion to the trilogy, but with a few strands left unresolved, so I wouldn’t be surprised if author Hurley, lifts that creaky coffin lid once more in the future and let’s us visit that Dead Ed class again.

Ghostgirl: Lovesick by Tonya Hurley. Headline ‘6.99

Reviewed by Ian Hunter

She’s got the look, or rather the Ghostgirl series of books have. They have an unusual size ‘ not like your regular paperback. The first one in the series Ghostgirl had a dark cover and was very funeral-inspired with a cover that could double as a gothicy mirror and the rough outline of a coffin. The second title Ghostgirl: Homecoming continued the mirror motif, with a reflection of our dead heroine Charlotte Usher aka Ghostgirl, looking like a character out of Roman Dirge’s ‘Lenore’ comics; while this third title Ghostgirl: Lovesick still retains that distinctive shape, but this time we get a red cover, and a heart-shaped mirror pendant, reflecting Charlotte, who is blowing a kiss’

If you haven’t read any of the Ghostgirl series you will be unfamiliar with the world of the dead that Charlotte now inhabits, although to be honest, she has just as many problems as she had when she was alive with her Dead Ed classmates, Dead Ed handbook, the Dead Dorm and the Fall Ball to contend with.

Basically, it’s Mean Girls or Heathers or any range of teen comedy/dramas except most of the protagonists are dead which does allow for some nice invention and wonderful characters like Piccolo Pam, Deadhead Jerry, Suzy Scissorhands, and Silent Violet. But just when things are starting to go right for Charlotte — she’s getting the hang of this being dead business and has a new boyfriend — she had one last task to perform, back in the real world at the place where she died. Can she hold it together and get the job done? Well, no spoilers here, but what do you think? All in all, a good conclusion to the trilogy, but with a few strands left unresolved, so I wouldn’t be surprised if author Hurley, lifts that creaky coffin lid once more in the future and let’s us visit that Dead Ed class again.