Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike Review
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Published: April 30th 2013
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Moving to a new high school sucks. Especially a rich-kid private school. With uniforms. But nothing is worse than finding out the first girl you meet is dead. And a klepto.
No one can see or hear Kimberlee except Jeff, so--in hopes of bringing an end to the snarkiest haunting in history--he agrees to help her complete her "unfinished business." But when the enmity between Kimberlee and Jeff's new crush, Sera, manages to continue posthumously, Jeff wonders if he's made the right choice.
Life After Theft was a fun read. It's a fast pace paranormal YA with a contemporary feel that involves a male protagonist. Jeff, the main character, didn't know what he got himself into when he met the teenage ghost girl(Kim) at his new school. Being the kind person that he is and the only person who can see Kim, he ended up helping her in a quest to let her move on. I find Jeff's interaction with Kim really humorous because they always argue with each other. Both of the characters are relatable. Kim may seem like a snotty rich girl but she's very sensitive on the inside. Their attempts to returned the items Kim has stolen is amusing. They'd go to stores and different people's locker and return the items. There was also Khail, Kim's crush, who got involve in their scheme too. Sera is also a great complex character that Jeff falls in love with. This book also serious moments which made the story really interesting. The backstory of each characters is great and I sort of tear up at the end. Life After Theft has lots of secrets as well as a good twist. Definitely a great read.
If you would like to read about about Kim's last day before she dies, check out the prequel novella: One Day More