Someone was looking at me, a disturbing sensation if you're dead.
Though I could not feel paper between my fingers, smell ink, or taste the tip of a pencil, I could see and hear the world with all the clarity of the Living. They, on the other hand, did not see me as a shadow or a floating vapor. To the Quick, I was empty air.
Or so I thought.
In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: For the first time in 130 years, human eyes are looking at her. They belong to a boy, a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now. And Helen—terrified, but intrigued—is drawn to him. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challenge. But as the lovers struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the secrets of their former lives and of the young people they come to possess.
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by Laura Whitcomb
by Laura Moriarty
by Laura Love
by Laura Lippman
by Laura Day
by Laura Drake
by Laura Ingraham
by Laura Castoro
by William Joyce, Laura Geringer
"Laura Whitcomb's story transcends earthly boundaries. Helen is a spirit who has been haunting the living for 130 years. In a contemporary Junior English classroom, she meets and falls for James, another spirit, who inhabits the body of a living boy. Lauren Molina's narration is sweet and whispery, but her breathlessness overwhelms, and the overall effect cloys. While her characterizations are youthful and enthusiastic and she has a great child's voice, some of Molina's pronunciations cause moments that are unintentionally comic. Still, as the romance grows more sexually explicit and the human complications become more troublesome, Whitcomb's seductive, often lyrical writing is sure to grab and hold older teens. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"
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