Kindle edition - £0.00
Author - S.A.Hunter
Mary just wants to be left alone, but the cheerleaders, jocks, guidance counselors, and ghosts won't stop harrassing her. When a new boy starts school, he surprises Mary by befriending her. That's a rare thing for the school freak, but her unusual abilities put a rift in their budding friendship when Mary has to tell Cy that his home is haunted and not by Casper, the friendly ghost.
So I got this book on Kindle edition last year and I have finally got round to reading it.
First of all it was the name that caught my attention. The dark cover made me feel it could be psychologically interesting.
Fact of the matter it really is just a short story I wish had been made longer. The book is about a young teenage girl who feels alone in the world and bar her best friend Rachel and her grandmother , she has no one else (except for the spirits she hears and feels ).
Mary is not like the average girl and people at her school call her a freak becuase they have heard she spoke to ghosts as a younger child so she keeps it quiet about still having them around her and tries to keep herself to herself.
There is always a bully of the school though and very soon into the book we hear from Vicky the typical popular girl of the school. She basically just aggravates Mary and makes her life hell to the point where Mary makes a new friend ( a male friend) and is invited to his home after school.
Cyrus seems lovely at first and I felt myself think that one day they may get together and be partners but all is ruined for Mary when Vicky invites herself over with a Ouija board to stir things up.
Playing the Ouija board releases an evil spirit that haunts Cyrus's home and so he blames Mary and turns into an absolute douchebag. Once again Mary is left alone but now she has a spirit who does not like her either and she needs to get rid of it with the help form her grandmother.
Overall this book is a good read for a work time break or a soak in the tub , but I would love them to be a little longer .
I feel the characters could have been shared a lot more with us and the story could have gone into alot more depth . I was expecting something darker and more fearful but I think I expected too much before reading it.
The book is free so even if you are not sure , it is a chance worth taking.
I did enjoy it and it has been written well . I would love to read more of these books , I think the Author brings them to life in such a short time and its nice to have a giggle at the characters . Maybe Mary is not so scary afterall.
Have you read this short story?