FIRST SENTENCE: I stood perfectly still, looking up at the house and the dark sky beyond it.
MOTIVATION: It’s Halloween! Needed a ghost story. Not sure where I got this ARC…
WHAT’s it ABOUT: Alexis is a loner high school kid with pink hair who lives in creepy old house that has a doll-obsessed spook. Alexis’ little sister becomes possessed. Other people notice, but Alexis (aka Lexi aka PINK) tells everyone to ‘leave us alone’. With help from the most popular cheerleader, ‘Pink’ finally wises up, makes new friends, saves the town, falls in love.
WHAT’s GOOD: I liked the protagonist quite a bit. She had some teenage angst crap and suffered locked-in stereotypical thinking but she was strong. The story was fun, the evil spirit was mean as they come, and fortunately the love interest angle was not a prevalent distraction.
WHAT’s NOT so good: The sister was supposed to be in 8th grade and she was drawn SO much YOUNGER! and that was even brought up in the plot but I still couldn’t believe how childish she was. I could tell the story plot WAAAAY before our Pink hero so no surprises except for how long it took her to figure it out. And there was one aside in a library scene about how to pronounce the word ‘microfiche’ which was amusing to me but not in a good way.
But still, I liked it and can certainly recommend it.
RATING: Three slices of pie of pumpkin pie. (Click here to see Write Meg! ‘s post on how to make one!)
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