Monday, November 29, 2010

Book Review: The Ghosts Of Departure Point

Author: Eve Bunting
Title: The Ghosts Of Departure Point
Publisher: Point
Publish Date: Oct 1984
Rating: 5 Stars
Book Blurb: After a car plunges over a dangerous cliff, killing its four teenage occupants, one of the four returns as a ghost, tormented by guilt and wishing somehow to prevent another ...

Review: This was my favorite book when I was in grade school. Its only 113 pages long.

It is one of the few "ghost" love stories out there.

The two ghosts, Vicki and Ted, were victims of crashes at Departure Point.  As they come to know each other better they realize why they are ghosts. 

Eve's characters are really likable and mature, even though it is there actions that caused them to be in state that they are in. Another ghost, Rebecca, atones for her actions, and she disappears. She atoned for the actions that held her to her spot.

Vicki and Ted are like two typical teenagers, even though they are otherworldly. Both of them balk at doing something that might cause them to cease to be, forever.  Yet, they do it, in a sort of Charlotte's Web fashion.

Considering the length of this story, it wraps everything up nicely and even gives a hint of a happily ever after. This was the first time I've read this book since I was in school, and it really stands the test of time.


Anonymous said...

I loved this book as well!

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