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Descrição da editora
Melissa Soul is looking forward to a long, hot California summer—one sunny enough to make her forget her parents’ impending divorce and the ugly “For Sale” sign in her front yard.
Her goals are pretty basic: 1) avoid babysitting her annoying little brother, 2) hang out at the beach with her best friend, Chloe, and 3) finally exchange a few intelligent words with Chloe’s brainscramblingly cute older brother, Chaz.
But all that changes fast when Melissa meets the new guy in Chloe’s life. Mysterious and magnetic, James haunts Chloe’s 1920s mansion—and Melissa’s dreams. She falls for him so hard that soon everything else falls away . . . including the heartbreaking possibility that he might be in love with her best friend.
Is falling in love with a ghost a dead end? Or is there a ghost of a chance?
“A lighthearted story that is told with humor and sensitivity.” —Cedar Rapids Gazette
“Melissa, as narrator, addresses readers in an engaging, endearing, and inclusive way.” —School Library Journal
“Spiced with ghostly magic and adolescent wit.” —Publishers Weekly
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
A boy-crazy California girl learns the value of female friendship in this sweet, low-key ghost story. Melissa's parents are divorcing, her nine-year-old brother is desperately needy, and her best friend Chloe seems to have the perfect life. Chloe's perky self-confidence, winning Japanese American looks and zippy Karmann Ghia make men fall at her feet--in particular, a handsome ghost named James, with whom she flirts as he haunts her family's mansion. Melissa, too, falls for James ("I have to tell you that James was hands-down the hottest guy I've ever seen, dead or alive") despite his rather patronizing behavior and eventual betrayal. Soon the three are involved in a supernatural love triangle, complicated by Chloe's gorgeous older brother Chaz, Josh (the "King of Jocks") and a surfer boy named Brett. Unsurprisingly, dead guys finish last and the girls realize how much they value each other. In her debut novel, Roberts gives Melissa a lusty, frivolous voice that rings true; she checks out boys' behinds and collects bikinis. There's no "happily ever after" here, but romance lovers will find lots of smooching and girl-talk, spiced with ghostly magic and adolescent wit. Ages 12-up.