Title: Life After TheftAuthor: Aprilynne Pike
Publication date: April 30th, 2013
Genre(s): Young Adult (Paranormal/Ghosts)
The day I wanted to start this book, I have to admit that I was very hesitant. After hearing that it was a male POV, I started having doubts. Male POV's are very tricky with me, because sometimes they work, and sometimes they just don't. Fortunately, that worry brushed off after just reading the first ten pages. I was immediately in love with this book! Aprilynne Pike gave us humor, sarcasm, love, mystery, and sad in one go! The main protagonist, Jeff, just moved to California. In his new rich, preppy high school, he sees a girl lying on the floor in the middle of the hallway. The shock was that people WALKED OVER her! That's when we meet the awesome Kimberlee, AKA the ghost. Kimberlee is extremely excited that someone can actually see her, and starts following him everywhere. It was funny how Jeff didn't believe it at first, and thought the whole school was playing a joke on him.
Speaking of Jeff, I think he was a perfect protagonist for this book. He had the right amount of sarcasm and seriousness in him, and I loved him to bits! Jeff also starts crushing on hot girl Sera, and tries to charm her in countless ways. That aside, Kimberlee thinks she's stuck in Earth because she's stolen some things in her life, and that the only way she can be in peace is if she returned every thing she stole to their rightful owner. When Jeff hears that, he agrees to do anything to get rid of her. Here's the catch, Kimberlee didn't just steal some "stuff", but a FULL cave worth of stuff.
I think the most thing I enjoyed in this book were the characters. There were so many characters, and I was able to connect with all of them. They all felt real, and it was great seeing each and every one of them grow. There was never a boring page, and I just loved every second reading it. I'm definitely glad that I was able to get a copy of this one. I was also SO sad to see it end, but I'm hoping to read another great book by Aprilynne Pike! If you're in the mood for a funny, chill book with a twist and mystery to it, Life After Theft is the book for you!