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Shade

Smith-Ready, Jeri (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Sixteen-year-old Aura of Baltimore, Maryland, reluctantly works at her aunt's law firm helping ghosts with wrongful death cases file suits in hopes of moving on, but it becomes personal when her boyfriend, a promising musician, dies and persistently haunts her.
Authors: Smith-Ready, Jeri
Title: Shade
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2010
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed
Characteristics: 309 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Aura of Baltimore, Maryland, reluctantly works at her aunt's law firm helping ghosts with wrongful death cases file suits in hopes of moving on, but it becomes personal when her boyfriend, a promising musician, dies and persistently haunts her.
ISBN: 1416994068
9781416994060
Statement of Responsibility: Jeri Smith-Ready
Subject Headings: Baltimore (Md.) Fiction Supernatural Fiction Musicians Fiction Trials Fiction Ghosts Fiction
Topical Term: Baltimore (Md.)
Supernatural
Musicians
Trials
Ghosts
LCCN: 2009039487
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Nov 08, 2013
  • Futuregohangurl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

a very good book. sad but good. now when i get a chance soon very soon i shall read the second book because i have the 3rd book on hold. its a brand new book as i requested they get it.

i highly recommend this series. The story line is incredible, Jeri Smith-ready is boss :)

Dec 17, 2012
  • AvsFan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a very, very unusual take on the paranormal romance. It features a world where everyone under 18 can see ghosts (after the Shift). Some dead people move on (presumably to heaven or whatever), others stay on earth as ghosts (and can only visit places they visited while alive) and others turn to shades which are dark spirits.

When the main character's boyfriend dies and become a ghost, she struggles to move on and to help him move on. It is quite poignant at times and also has a nice mythology.

Jul 13, 2012
  • laurakgrimm rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I will definitely be recommending this book to people. I found it really interesting and a good balance between a real teens life and the fictional world that smith-Ready creates.

Nov 03, 2011
  • Kjstar10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Such an amazing book it is a must read

May 13, 2011
  • jdatwell rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

i don't read much in the way of young adult but this was a good one.
the story line kept me interested and really enjoyable.
it did bring up alot of thing parents who read this can talk to about with their kids.

Jul 22, 2010
  • Jess_library rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Enter a world where everyone born after the Shift, a major magical convergence that coincided with the winter solstice 16 years ago, could see ghosts. Our heroine, Aura was the first child born after the Shift. She's grown up seeing ghosts and shades (malevolent shadows born from angry ghosts) and is investigating standing stones around the world in hopes of figuring out what happened... and how to change it back. But when her boyfriend Logan has an accidental overdose and comes back as a ghost, her life begins to crumble around her. A ghost hunting government agency begins an aggressive recruitment campaign and her new history partner Zachary has secrets of his own.

This book is an emotional rollercoaster that explores many heavy topics (life, death, love) with great finesse. Some of the content is mature but not graphic so recommended for 16 and up.

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Jan 28, 2013
  • white_jackal_3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 31, 2011
  • couges rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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May 31, 2011
  • couges rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This book is about sex ... and ghosts. Not recommened.

May 31, 2011
  • couges rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: There is a lot of swearing in this book. Numerous F bombs and all the others.

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Jul 13, 2012
  • laurakgrimm rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you upset Aura in her weakened state, I will end you

Son, hiding the truth is just the coward's way to lie.

Jul 13, 2012
  • laurakgrimm rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

How about, 'I just kissed a guy at Black Weeds because you've been ignoring me. P.S. I love you.

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