Publication Date: August 18, 2010
Read Date: December 10, 2016
Series: Scary Mary
THIS. I absolutely adored this short story. Mary is what is deemed a clairaudient. She can’t see ghosts, but she can hear them and speak to them. Growing up in a small town, everyone remembered when she was a kid and used to talk to herself on the playground. She is now labeled as a freak and is bullied in high school. She does her best to look past it, but she can’t help the snarky comments that come out of her from time to time. Who can blame her?
Her best friend, Rachel, is the only friend she has until a new boy starts at the school and takes a liking to her. This all goes downhill when a trip to his house makes her realize his house is haunted, and not by a very nice ghost either.
The humor is awesome; the sarcasm is spot on. Rachel is the greatest. This is honestly a story I would reread over and over because I enjoyed it so much. There’s an invisible dog she plays fetch with, how much more fun can this get? Also, the random ghosts that are anchored throughout the town that she can listen and talk to are so great.
I pulled out one of my favorite quotes from Rachel to Vicky, the resident mean girl:
“Hey Vicky,” Rachel called, “I’m sorry too, but I can’t make it either. I gotta be in Aspen this weekend. You understand, right?”
“So what?” She said. Her voice dripped with disdain.
“Oh, I just wanted to be a part of the rejection. Buh-bye,” she said giving her the beauty queen parade wave.
And then this one from Mary to Vicky:
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fakest of them all? Oh never mind, I see her.”
Those will be even funnier when you read the book, which I highly recommend doing. The only issue I have with it is that there are some spelling and grammar errors, but I loved this so much, I can’t even dock a star for that.