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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Parted by death. Tethered by love.
Lainey Bloom’s high school senior year is a complete disaster. The popular clique, led by mean girl Wynter Woods, bullies her constantly. The principal threatens not to let her graduate with the class of 1997 unless she completes a major research project. And everyone blames her for the death of Wynter’s boyfriend, Danny Obregon.
Danny, a gorgeous musician, stole Lainey’s heart when he stole a kiss at a concert. But a week later, he was run down on a dangerous stretch of road. When he dies in her arms, she fears she’ll never know if he really would have broken up with Wynter to be with her.
Then his ghost shows up, begging her to solve his murder. Horrified by the dismal fate that awaits him if he never crosses over, Lainey seeks the dark truth amidst small town secrets, family strife, and divided loyalties. But every step she takes toward discovering what really happened the night Danny died pulls her further away from the beautiful boy she can never touch again.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was an okay ghost story, but the pace was too slow for me.
I felt quite sorry for Lainey in this book as she really did get a rough deal of things at school and with mean girl Wynter! How unfair!
The storyline in this was about the mystery over who had killed Mexican boy Danny, and who had burned down ‘The Grunge’ Roadhouse on the same night. We had Danny back as a ghost, big arguments between Wynter and Lainey, and the threat that Lainey might not even graduate with her class because of a Spanish project. The pace was just a little too slow for me though, and it felt like there was a lot of stuff in there that didn’t move the story along.
The ending to this was okay, although it wasn’t 100% happy as Danny was obviously still dead!
6 out of 10