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Scary Mary by S. A. Hunter

Scary Mary

by S. A. Hunter

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Picked this up because the description of ghost talking teen seemed fascinating.

It started as a normal Teen book, with the first day of school. Main character is an outcast, against the most popular girl. (Expected tropes.) New kid thrust into path of main character. Outcast MC can hear and talk to ghosts. Parents dead, raised by grandmother. Best Friend is more outgoing than MC. Yet has a daddy that protects her right to be weird.

Here's where the author starts to lose me. We've already established that the MC can hear ghosts. She doesn't like it, but can hear them. Also doesn't necessarily see them. So why WHY when she hears a strange voice, does she not automatically assume it's a ghost until proven wrong? Why is she freaking out when she realizes that She hears a voice and her new MMC interest doesn't? Or does she? The sad part is the more interesting aspect of the character is being buried behind a drama llama romance plot.

The ghost thing finally does come forward in the plot. It feels like the romance angle is interfering with the rest of the story, like the book started as a romance but couldn't create a full story so added the ghost side of things. It feels like the MC is a little dense. I spotted the ghost's anchor and the possession as soon as the author showed it.

Interesting ending. It's not horrible. There's a few editing errors, but nothing that the big houses wouldn't also suffer. On the fence, so a solid 3 stars. ( )
  gilroy | Jul 22, 2018 |
This story is pretty cliche, and the author lays it on thick. Jesus.

How many more stories about the sad bullied child with no friends do we need?

Obviously the new boy she meets in the first chapter is her love interest.
Obviously the cheerleader is her arch nemesis.

Everything is so obvious.

There is also an over use of not commonly used words in this novel. Its supposed to be for teenagers. Teens don't talk like that. it's like the author pulled random words from a thesaurus just to sound more intelligent.

It's also not written well. So that's a thing. spelling and Grammer mistakes everywhere.

Oh! And who doesn't know the zip code to Beverly Hills. Seriously. Even for a fake character she's stupid. It's pretty much common knowledge.


I think if this idea was re-worked, and maybe some better dialog, and this could be a good story. ( )
  Shahnareads | Jun 21, 2017 |
It's a young adult book, about a girl who can hear ghosts. It's extremely well written & edited, & is better then a lot of the books I get to review that you have to pay money for. The plot moves along very well, there are no slow parts, & the story wraps up very nicely in the end. It's well worth the read. I'd love to hear more about Scary Mary, as she's just a fun, scarcastic, great all around character. ( )
  anastaciaknits | Oct 29, 2016 |
Quick easy read. ( )
  BooksChatter | May 4, 2014 |
Vitriol. I immediately fell in love with this author after reading that word. Excellent teen horror/fantasy. Started off like EVERY other teen novel these days. Loner girl/new cute boy but I must say after that the book takes off well. Can't wait to read the next installment. Good job! ( )
  Scoshie | May 3, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 184728924X, Paperback)

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.

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Mary has always been different. She'd like to be normal, but being able to hear ghosts means she'll never be like everyone else. She starts her junior year of high school hoping to be left alone, but Cyrus Asher is new and doesn't know or seem to care that she's an outcast. They start hanging out and all is well until she goes over to his house. Cy's house is haunted, and not by Caspar, the friendly ghost. But it's not the ghost that ruins the evening. That honor belongs to Vicky "The Hickey" Nelson with her borrowed Ouija board and stuck-up friends. They make her so angry that she uses the ghost to freak out everybody. Cy orders her out and Mary thinks she's lost whatever chance she had with him. But there's still the ghost to deal with. He's mean, nasty, and possibly homicidal. She has to get rid of him or Cy and his family could be hurt. Or worse.… (more)

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