Girl vs. Ghost by Kate McMurry and Marie August
Source: eBook provided by the author in exchange for an honest review
Isabel Lindley doesn’t believe in magic, but her best friend is obsessed with witchcraft. Strictly as a favor, Isabel agrees to help with a spell and is shocked when the ghost of a teenage boy splat-lands in her bedroom. Her friend is thrilled - even though only Isabel can see or hear the ghost - but Isabel is horrified. She’s the most ordinary sixteen-year-old girl on the planet. What is she supposed to do with a ghost who doesn’t know his own name, how he died, or why the heck he’s tied to Isabel with a psychic chain? Her only hope to take back her life is to help him solve the mystery of his demise so he can go to the Light. Or wherever. She’s not particular, as long as the ghost is gone. (Goodreads)
This was a fast, fun read about an ordinary girl who finds herself tied to the ghost of a teenage boy...literally. There is a magical cord binding them together, allowing only a few feet of space, which annoys them both. It affects the ghost more then Isabel, as he's the one yanked off his feet if they get too far apart. They manage, but it makes going to the bathroom and taking a shower interesting!
Desperate to get rid of the ghost, Isabel and BFF Tripp try to figure out who Teen Ghost is and how he died. They do pretty well for a couple of unprepared teenagers, one who just wants to keep a low profile and the other a little ditsy. I really enjoyed Tripp's zest for life and passion to try new things. Even if she sometimes drove Isabel crazy, I think Tripp would make a great friend! Really enjoyed the interaction between the two girls and getting to know them.
While I'm not crazy about the cover, this was a fun book with interesting characters, a good plot, and excellent writing! Looking forward to finding out what Isabel and Tripp get up to next!