Okay. Erinn was about 150% right on this one (not that I doubted it). She has been recommending The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade for months.
Trusting Erinn as I do, I knew I would check it out eventually. I went to the YA section of my library on Saturday (joy! except for having to stand near the cheesy neon sign that says "Teen Reads!") and found it was in.
Tiny synopsis: Alona Dare has it all-- except a life. She was the homecoming queen (without the heart of gold) and head cheerleader until she accidentally walked in front of a bus. Now she has to watch everyone who worshiped her move on without her. Then she notices something strange. Some freak (as she'd put it) that she has never given the time of day can see her. Can talk to her. He can, but will he?
Will Killian is the goth, and he's biding his time until he can get out of high school and move somewhere with fewer ghosts. Their constant chatter is making him crazy. His only defense is that they don't know he can see and hear them. Alona is on to him, and now all the other ghosts in town realize his gift. Can Will survive high school without getting committed for seeing dead people?
Please read this book. You will not regret it. This book is adorable. I am not typically a paranormal reader, so without Erinn's rec I may not have found it on my own. The characters are fab-- stellar voice. Alona is awfully bitchy but somehow still endearing. You root for her from the first moment. Will is a swoon-and-a-half. Nothing like a sensitive, misunderstood fella who also happens to have killer biceps. Their chemistry is sweet, with some serious sparks. This book also features a great little mystery that keeps you moving through the story. It has some serious themes, but never gets bogged down in them.
Read this book. Love this book.