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Friday, August 12, 2011

Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen

Title: Past Midnight
Author: Mara Purnhagen
Released: September 2010
Pages: 216
Rating: 4/5
Synopsis: Let me set the record straight. My name is Charlotte Silver and I'm not one of those paranormal-obsessed freaks you see on TV…no, those would be my parents, who have their own ghost-hunting reality show. And while I'm usually roped into the behind-the-scenes work, it turns out that I haven't gone unnoticed. Something happened on my parents' research trip in Charleston—and now I'm being stalked by some truly frightening other beings. Trying to fit into a new school and keeping my parents' creepy occupation a secret from my friends—and potential boyfriends—is hard enough without having angry spirits whispering in my ear. All I ever wanted was to be normal, but with ghosts of my past and present colliding, now I just want to make it out of high school alive….

Review: At the beginning Charlotte is just a girl who wishes her family, at least her parents,were a bit more normal. The story starts off with Charlotte and her older sister in Charleston while their parents are their doing some work. After convincing her parents to settle down for her last year in high school, Charlotte's parents, and herself, figure out that things are more weird than they've ever encountered.

All ever Charlotte wanted was to be able to settle down. She got it, except not as normal as she would have liked. She tried to keep her life as normal as she could despite the things that were happening in her life. I liked how at times she just wanted to give up and leave things the way they were but she always went on with things. Also, I liked how she tried to help others even if she thought it wouldn't be much help.

One aspect of the book that I really liked was that Charlotte's parents were present. They were trying to figure things out along with Charlotte so she kind be finish with all that was happening. Her parents were trying to protect her and respected her decisions but also tried to guide her.

It was an interesting story but I did think it went a little too fast at the end. But overall I would recommend this book to those looking for a book that isn't too heavy but still deals with some delicate things. Now I can't wait to read the next book and find out what other ghost and spirits Charlotte finds herself with.

I recieved this book for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I recently read this one as well and though I enjoyed it I did have a few problems. I'm exited to read the next two books (somehow wound up with both on my TBR) ^-^