Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett - NO

Brett, Cathy Scarlett Dedd, 270 pgs. Delacorte Press, 2010, $14.99. Language: 12 swears, 0 “f”; Mature Content PG13, Violence: PG13. 

Scarlett Dedd accidentally killed herself (and her family) while trying to get out of a field trip.  Now the teen goth is a teen ghost, blogging with other ghosts and scaring her friends, but is scaring them enough? How does a ghost “make” friends?  

There is a lot of British slang - -fun but can be confusing at times.  The writing is disjointed, episodes feel disconnected, parts of the story are hard to follow as scenes change with no warning or divisions.  The graphic novel style illustrations are often visually graphic, gross and rude.  So is the story. I would not recommend this on either the Middle School or Elementary level and the characters may be too young for High School. 

EL/MS NOT RECOMMENDED Lisa Media Specialist

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