Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Range: 12 and up
Reader’s Annotation: True love never dies, so when Jackson shows up at Ava’s house after his death she isn’t really surprised. Ava wonders though, what kind of relationship can she have with a dead boy?
Summary: Written in verse, this short novel tells the story of Ava and her newly dead boyfriend Jackson. Ava feels responsible for the manner in which Jackson died, and welcomes his ghostly presence. As time progresses, however, Ava feels trapped in a relationship where nothing new can ever happen. There are no surprises here, Jackson is actually dead, and Ava must come to terms with the manner in which he died before she can let go of him. This is a short novel due to being written in verse and it is filled with all the teenage angst one can imagine regarding teen love cut short. That being said, the writing is quite beautiful and you really feel for Ava as she comes to terms with loving Jackson but still needing to live her life without him. Recommend this title to fans of Lurlene McDaniels and die hard romantics.