Dec 3, 2012

Blog Tour: Betwixt

Title:  Betwixt
Author: Melissa Pearl
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publish Date:  05 November 2012
Pages: 203
ISBN:  9781479165919
Source:  ARC for blog tour
Genre:  YA, romance, ghost
Series:  none
Rating: Really Liked

Beautiful, wild-child Nicole Tepper is hit by a car and left for dead. But when she wakes the next morning, Nicole finds herself in bed without a scratch. Perhaps she was more intoxicated than usual, as her mother is giving her the silent treatment and her friends are ignoring her as well.

Things take a turn for the weird when Nicole soon discovers she is actually hovering between life and death. Her body is lying in the forest while her spirit is searching for anyone who can hear her. Unfortunately the only person who can is Dale Finnigan, the guy she publicly humiliated with a sharp-tongued insult that has left him branded.

Desperate, Nicole has no choice but to haunt Dale and convince the freaked-out senior to help her. Will he find her body before it's too late? Or will the guy who tried to kill her with his car, beat him there and finish her off before anyone finds out?

How would you react if the only person who could help you was someone who you publicly shamed?  That is what happened to Nicole.  She is one of the popular girls at school who is dating Trent, another popular person.  Trent, Nicole and some of her friends were having a “study group” and afterwards, Trent and she left.  It ended up with Nicole walking home on an unfamiliar road when all of a sudden she is hit by a car and left for dead.

Nicole had been drinking before all of this happened, so when she woke up the next morning in her bed without a memory of the night before; she didn’t think too much of it; that is until everyone started ignoring her.  She eventually figures out that they cannot see her after flashing between her body lying in the ditch and her “spirit” in the school.  Nicole realizes that she is still alive and needs someone to help find her body before she dies.  The only problem, nobody can see or hear her…except Dale Finnigan, the one guy who hates her because she called him a name that everyone would soon know him by. 

On top of all this, the person who hit her with the car is searching for her body to cover up their crime.  Will Nicole find her body and be rescued?  Is Dale going to help her after the shame that she put him through?  Who is the person that hit her with the car?

When I first started reading this book, I wasn’t that interested.  Nicole sounded like a whiny teenager who liked to get into trouble and do things her way.  Yes, she had some traumatic events happened that caused her to be that way, but still.  After reading about the accident and the things that transpired afterward, I became involved in this story.  I had to figure out what was going to happen to Nicole and see if this experience would change her.  I like YA books that make you think and this one did just that.  I highly recommend this book.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reviewing Betwixt for me. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book :)


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