On My Wishlist is a wonderful weekly meme from Book Chick City in which we drool over the books on our wishlist that we may not get to buy for a while!
First off this week is an old favourite that I want to re-read but I unfortunately got rid of my own copy when I moved out of my house! 🙁 also… I SOOOO dressed like the girl on the cover when I was 14! cept my tights were pink and black!
Gingerbread – Rachel Cohn
April 2003 (Bloomsbury)
After getting tossed from her posh boarding school, wild, willful, and coffee addicted Cyd Charisse returns to San Francisco to live with her parents. But there’s no way Cyd can survive in her parents’ pristine house. Lucky for Cyd she’s got Gingerbread, her childhood rag doll and confidante, and her new surfer boyfriend.
When Cyd’s rebelliousness gets out of hand, her parents ship her off to New York City to spend the summer with “Frank real-dad,” her biological father. Trading in her parents for New York City grunge and getting to know her bio-dad and step-sibs is what Cyd has been waiting for her whole life. But summer in the city is not what Cyd expects — and she’s far from the daughter or sister that anyone could have imagined.
Next is a book I saw reviewed on someone’s blog a while ago and loved the sound of! (I think it was the lovely Karen at The Slowest Bookworm!) So I added it to the wishlist straight away! Its also free at the minute on the kindle and I’ll love it if it’s still that price when I get mine!
Scary Mary – SA Hunter
Mary just wants to be left alone, but the cheerleaders, jocks, guidance counselors, and ghosts won’t stop harrassing her. When a new boy starts school, he surprises Mary by befriending her. That’s a rare thing for the school freak, but her unusual abilities put a rift in their budding friendship when Mary has to tell Cy that his home is haunted and not by Casper, the friendly ghost.
And finally a book that is actually sitting in my Amazon basket, that’s how much I want it but I’m on a ban!! *sad face*
Ghostgirl – Tonya Hurley
September 2009 (Headline)
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
And if I should die before I awake,
I pray the popular attend my wake.
Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she’s dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn’t stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal.
If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we’ll go to be seen