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Hudson, Tara

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Amelia, long a ghost, forms a strong bond with eighteen-year-old Joshua, who nearly drowned where she did and who awakens in her long-forgotten senses and memories even as Eli, a spirit, tries to draw her away.

Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0062026771
Characteristics: 407 p. ;,22 cm


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Oct 22, 2013

wow omg this book sounds super good cant wait to read it.

Jun 28, 2013
  • megaskier rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book. It was a very interesting perspective on life after death. I thought it was great how Amelia had to piece together her memories and had to choose between roaming the world of the living, or joining the world of the dead.

Jun 08, 2013
  • spatterson42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really like this book. It is unique. Kind of like The Lovely Bones in that a ghost is piecing together the circumstances of her death. This book takes that a bit further and adds two characters, one living, and one dead. In addition to processing her death, Amelia is also torn between the living character (Joshua) and the dead one (Eli). Wonderful writing style.

Edit: now that I've finished the whole book, it also had a bit of a twilight feel. It got a little hokey at the end with the "intensity" and "happily ever after" at the end (c'mon, it's been what? A week since they met?) but still, an enjoyable read.

Apr 02, 2013
  • Futuregohangurl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

a very good book. kinda sad but very interesting

Mar 16, 2013
  • JCLBethanyT rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lovely prose and a haunting premise will make this book appeal to fans of ghost stories and paranormal romance.

Jul 30, 2012
  • Murphy277 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Book is predictible but it does not deter you from continuing to read it. You do want to find out what happened to Amelia and how her relationship evolves with Joshua. This was a good quick read. I enjoyed it and hope the second story is also a good read.

Jul 24, 2012

i loved this book.i cant wait for the next one!!!

Mar 08, 2012
  • CaitlynnNoelle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it!! This was an awesome book!

Feb 19, 2012

i liked this book a lot...a little predictable,but i still cant wait for the next one

Oct 26, 2011
  • shaikhk rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

it was predictable and not very exciting book :(

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Jul 10, 2014
  • orange_owl_88 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

orange_owl_88 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Oct 22, 2013

CYNTHIA K PACHECO thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 13

Jun 08, 2013
  • spatterson42 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

spatterson42 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jul 03, 2011
  • E_Kazan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

E_Kazan thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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Jul 03, 2011
  • E_Kazan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The back:
Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life-or her actual death-she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive. Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long.


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Jul 03, 2011
  • E_Kazan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I screamed. I screamed as I did in the first flush of death, angry and humiliated at my own lack of power. I screamed and slapped my useless hands against his chest.
At that moment his eyes opened.
He looked to the left and the right, taking in his surroundings. Then he looked at me. He looked right into my eyes.
I froze. Could he...see me?


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