Book: Life After Theft
Series: Life After Theft #1
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: Harper Collins
Borrowed copy from library
Kimberlee Schaffer may be drop-dead gorgeous... but she also dropped dead last year. Now she needs Jeff's Help with her unfinished business, and she is not taking no for an answer.
When she was alive, Kimberlee wasn't just a mean girl; she was also a complete kleptomaniac. So if Jeff wants to avoid being haunted until graduation, he'll have to help her return everything she stole. But Jeff soon discovers it's much easier to steal something than it is to bring it back.
I haven't read anything by Aprilynne Pike so when I saw Life After Theft at the library and read the blurb I thought I would give it ago and I really enjoyed it. However I must say I really don't like this cover! :(
On to the review, I thought Life After Theft was a fun, funny, quirky read with a serious side thrown in to make for an good read.
Life After Theft's protagonist is a male called Jeff and I usually struggle with male voices leading the story but in Aprilynne Pike's Life After Theft I really got into the story right away and I really liked Jeff's character.
The story itself was a good one where Jeff starts at a new school and meets Kimberlee with two "ee's" who happens to be a ghost. Jeff is the only one that can see her and he has to help her so she can cross over. Kimberlee was a great character who started of as I someone I didn't like to one who changed and turned my whole thoughts on them around, she also injected some great humor into the story with Jeff.
Life After Theft had a serious side and I think it shows people really can change. I know the saying a leopard can't change its spots but I think people can change if they are willing.
Overall Life After Theft was a good read it had a little bit of everything in it, fun, comedy, romance, high school drama and a lesson to be learned. I look forward to the next book in the series!