26 Nov 2016

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Book Review / Haunt Me by Liz Kessler



Joe wakes up from a deep sleep to see his family leave in a removals van. Where they've gone, he has no idea. Erin moves house and instantly feels at home in her new room. Even if it appears she isn't the only one living in it. Bit by bit, Erin and Joe discover that they have somehow found a way across the ultimate divide - life and death. Bound by their backgrounds, a love of poetry and their growing feelings for each other, they are determined to find a way to be together.

Joe's brother, Olly, never cared much for poetry. He was always too busy being king of the school - but that all changed when Joe died. And when an encounter in the school corridor brings him face to face with Erin, he realises how different things really are - including the kind of girl he falls for.

Two brothers. Two choices. Will Erin's decision destroy her completely, or can she save herself before she is lost forever?



Published:     6th October 2016
Publisher:  Orion
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Review Copy by Publisher


 


MY REVIEW

Honestly, this story confused me.  I liked it but I didn't and I can't quite figure out the middle ground.  Basically, this is the story of a girl who falls in love with a ghost but meets the ghost's real life brother so she has a chance at normal but she is not sure what she wants to do.  The ghost being Olly who died in his bedroom and his ghost is stuck there despite the fact that his family moved away and a new family (including Erin) moved in.    Honestly, I wished there was more to the story than the paranormal love story type and I would have loved to have followed Olly and his family more, learning about the past etc.

This was an OK story to me but the writing was really good.  I had previously read Read Me Like A Book, Liz's previous book, and enjoyed that also.  I look forward to seeing what comes next from this author. 



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