The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
(Ghost and the Goth Novels)

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After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she's stuck as a spirit (DON'T call her a ghost) in the land of the living with no sign of the big, bright light to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser outcast who despises the social elite. He alone can see and hear (turns out he's been "blessed" with the ability to communicate with the dead), but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High. Alona has never needed anyone for anything, and now she's supposed to expose her deepest, darkest secrets to this pseudo-goth boy? Right. She's not telling anyone what really happened the day she died, not even to save her eternal soul. And Will's not filling out any volunteer forms to help her cross to the other side. He only has a few more weeks until his graduation, when he can strike out on his own and find a place with less spiritual interference. But he has to survive and stay out of the psych ward until then. Can they get over their mutual distrust—and the weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don't exist?

About Stacey Kade

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Author Bio: Stacey Kade ( is the author of The Ghost and the Goth Trilogy: The Ghost and the Goth,  Queen of the Dead, and Body & Soul. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and three retired racing greyhounds. Look for her on Facebook and Twitter (@StaceyKade).
Published October 14, 2010 by Disney Hyperion. 289 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Horror. Fiction

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"God, buses are so ugly when you see them that close up," observes snobby cheerleader Alona Dare just before a school bus runs her over outside of gym class.

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The sneering heroine of Kade's debut novel, the aptly named Alona, rules her high school's social scene with an iron fist. Alona has secrets, but before readers can discover them, she gets killed (Go

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