- File Size: 6687 KB
- Print Length: 107 pages
- Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (November 29, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 29, 2016
- Sold by: Scholastic Trade Publisher
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01NACSQ9S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Ghost Girl in the Corner (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Novella 1) Kindle Edition
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As was the case with Shadowshaper, this story’s best features are its lively characters and the vivid portrayal of their neighborhood, which clearly makes up in community feeling what it lacks in material goods. (An additional benefit, for those of us who have trouble understanding spoken rap lyrics, is the chance to read the lyrics sung by Izzy in her performance persona of “King Impervious.”) Tee and Izzy and the ups and downs of their relationship are particularly striking, as is their older friend, “Uncle” Nathan, who proves to have some unusual friends of his own. The interlocking mysteries are also satisfyingly solved.
Unlike the case with many series, this story doesn’t depend heavily on the reader’s having read the previous one; it can be enjoyed quite well on its own. (I was glad to hear that a second full-length Shadowshaper novel is expected soon, however.) I recommend it not only to fans of Shadowshaper but to anyone who enjoys an urban fantasy with strong female characters who are believable ordinary teenagers rather than the usual sexy twenty-something blend of professional cop and magic user. The two main characters are lesbians, but there is no explicit sex, so it shouldn’t bother most people who assemble “young adult” reading lists.
And man DJO can spin a tale cuz from the minute Tee spotted ghost girl I wanted/needed to know what her story was. And bit by bit it unfolds. All the while intertwined with seeing what's going on with Tee and Izzy's relationship.
Not only that we get the story of two missing girls. One for whom it's too late, but for the other there's still hope (maybe?, no spoilers) it's a sobering tale, one that sadly, happens all too often. So amidst all my chuckling at the character's antics this part got me right in the gut.
Coupled with A+ hilarious dialogue and intriguing characters (uncle Neville!!) and a lil cameo from one of my fave characters from the Bone Street Rumba series (again, no spoilers go read :P) I thoroughly enjoyed this novella.
And there's a sneak peak of book 2 in the Shadowshaper series, Shadowhouse Fall so i neeeeed it now!!
I adored the fact that this, like Shadowshaper, was a political commentary especially with regards to how police can and do tend to treat brown people when they go missing. Which basically comes down to the fact of if you’re not white they don’t particularly care as much.
I definitely advise you read this book AFTER reading Shadowshaper (it’ll make SO MUCH MORE sense).
The plot was unsettling in all the right ways, and deals with real world issues in an honest way within the framework of ghosts and magic.