Book Review: Teen Spirit by Francesca Lia Block

Teen Spirit
Author: Francesca Lia Block
Reading level: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal | Supernatural
Release Date: February 4th 2014
Review Source: HarperTeen

Francesca Lia Block, critically acclaimed author of Weetzie Bat, brings this eerie and redemptive ghost story to life with her signature, poetic prose. It's perfect for fans of supernatural stories with a touch of romance like the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

After Julie's grandmother passes away, she is forced to move across town to the not-so-fancy end of Beverly Hills and start over at a new school. The only silver lining to the perpetual dark cloud that seems to be following her? Clark—a die-hard fan of Buffy and all things Joss Whedon, who is just as awkward and damaged as she is. Her kindred spirit.

When the two try to contact Julie's grandmother with a Ouija board, they make contact with a different spirit altogether. The real kind. And this ghost will do whatever it takes to come back to the world of the living.

Francesca Lia Block's latest young adult novel is a haunting work about family, loss, love, and redemption.

Teen Spirit makes for a quick, cute read. You won't find any of the "heavy" in these pages or sexy times, it is the prefect book for the young teenage crowd. The pace was pretty much the same throughout the book, I wasn't bored but I wasn't emotionally involved if that makes sense.

The parts I did find very entertaining and funny were the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' references throughout the book. If you like to read about ghost and spirits then give this book a try. Based in the Beverly Hills area, so get read for the 'Mean Girls' issues like expected because of the area book takes place and school. And if you have a Ouija board at home, you might want to keep it away while you read Teen Spirit.

Overall, a fast teen read that will connect with the younger crowd better than my old age self.

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