Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Dead Girls Detective Agency
The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox
Pop quiz: What would you do if you had to solve your own murder to get anywhere in death?
Maybe if I hadn't slept through my alarm, slammed into Kristin--my high school's reigning mean
girl--or stepped in a puddle, destroying my mom's new suede DVF boots (which I borrowed without asking), I wouldn't have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, and I wouldn't have been pushed in front of that arriving train. But I did, and I was.
When I came to, I was informed by a group of girls that I'm dead. And that because I died under mysterious circumstances, I can't pass straight over to the Other Side. But at least I'm not alone. Meet the Dead Girls Detective Agency: Nancy, Lorna, and Tess--not to mention Edison, the really cute if slightly hostile dead boy. Apparently, the only way out of this limbo is to figure out who killed me, or I'll have to spend eternity playing Nancy Drew. Considering I was fairly invisible in life, who could hate me enough to want me dead? And what if my murderer is someone I never would have suspected?
This book was so cute. I don't enjoy scary books at all, so I was a little concerned about a book that had both the words "dead" and "detective" in the title. I had nothing to be worried about though. This book is not scary at all, and it really hilarious at times.
The author really put a lot of thought into what all the ghosts in this story can do, and how they can do it. I really appreciated this, because it made the story seem more authentic. I also really liked how she included things from real life and explained that they happened because of something having to do with a ghost (for example- deja vu).
The characters started to annoy me at times, and did not really ever change. I really liked Ed though. He was the bad boy who kept things interesting. It was nice to get to see his vulnerable side a little bit, but I wish we could have seen more of that from him.
I really liked the ending. I thought it was a great way to wrap up the story, with the reading wanting just a little bit more. It really allows you to finish the story for yourself. Overall, the story was very creative and fun. It was really cute and I enjoyed reading it.
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.