Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes

Book - 2014 | First edition
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Sixteen-year-old Callie McPhee, a ghost existing in The Prism between Earth and the next dimension, is torn between Nick, the boyfriend she left behind when she died, and Thatcher, the spirit who is teaching her how to haunt.
Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062077349
0062077341
Branch Call Number: YA FIC
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 22 cm

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labraden
Sep 29, 2020

Ashes to Ashes begins with an interesting premise. Callie lost her mother when she was six. Since then, she has had a less than open relationship with her father, but enjoys a loving best friend, Carson, and a boyfriend, Nick, that she is in love with. Her father buys her a new car which she wrecks in an attempt to find a thrill that is missing in her life. In the wreck, she dies and goes to a place called the Prism where the dead go to help their loved ones deal with the death by "haunting" them. Many of the ghosts in the Prism want to use Callie's energy to find a way to take possession of the bodies of the living to come back to life. Thatcher, Callie's spirit guide, tries to protect her from those who would use her for nefarious reasons.
I found this book frustrating. So many topics are raised in this book, but almost none are addressed, even by the end of the book. Apparently there is a sequel, but that isn't clear until the last page of the book, leaving the reader frustrated by the lack of progress the book makes.

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sophiasom
Aug 22, 2014

Honestly the ending left with a HUGE cliffhanger. The author should have made a second book !!!!

JCLChristiH Mar 26, 2014

Interesting treatment of two distinct ways for a ghost to haunt... spiritually in order to comfort loved ones or physically as a poltergeist.

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steph1068
Jan 10, 2014

Definite religious overtones, just FYI.

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