Thursday, July 15, 2010

spooky little girl

The second book my mom sent me is Spooky Little Girl by Laurie Notaro. The story is about a girl named Lucy who returns from a girls-only vacation to find that her fiance has thrown all of her things out on the lawn, locked her out of their house and he won't answer her phone calls. She gets fired from her job, and then to top it all off, she gets hit by a bus and dies.

She wakes up in ghost school, where she needs to learn how to properly haunt, and all there is to know about being a supernatural entity. She desperately wants to find out why she was tossed out of her home without explanation and why she was wrongfully fired.

I thought that this book was hilarious. The author had a really funny conversational tone throughout the book, and it seemed like it was a friend telling the story. It had a lot of funny parts and some parts that were touching, they actually made me tear up a little bit. I'm looking forward to checking out some more books by Laurie Notaro, because I've read that a lot of people think she's funny (and I like funny books). Let me know if any of you have read any other books by her, or if you plan on checking this book out!


  1. ooh, this sounds good!!

    thanks for posting about it!

  2. that actually sounds quite adorable! have you though about doing a book swap when you get finished with books you liked? i have a few that i LOVE but would love to ship them to a new home and let someone else read them! :D

  3. I read a book by her that was horrendous, but this one sounds really good. The one I read was a series of short stories of things that happened to her, not one cohesive story though, so that's probably why I didn't like it!