Dead is such a strong word . . .
Lucy Day, 15 years old, is murdered on her very first date. Not one to take that kind of thing lying down, she awakens a day later with a seemingly human body and more than a little confusion. Lucy tries to return to her normal life, but the afterlife keeps getting in the way.
Zack, her crush-maybe-boyfriend, isn’t exactly excited that she ditched him on their first date. Oh, and Abraham, Lucy’s personal Grim Reaper, begins hunting her, dead-set on righting the error that dropped her back into the spongy flesh of a living girl. Lucy must put her mangled life back together, escape re-death, and learn to control her burgeoning powers while staying one step ahead of Abraham.
Lucy is 15. But, she isn’t a typical teenage girl. She woke up from her first date without a pulse. She shouldn’t be able to wake up after being shot. Or should she? Eventually, her personal Grim Reaper shows up make her really dead. Abraham has more to him than just collecting the undead girl, though. Lucy has to make a decision that could hurt those she loves, though. Lots of teenage angst there!
There are so many things that happen with Lucy and the pace of this book keep it all interesting and left me wanting more and more. Lucy is such a likable character. She is strong, puts up a fight, and doesn’t give in too easily. It is a little confusing in the beginning, but that changes as the story goes on and things become more apparent the further into the story I went. Having never read anything by this author before, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it and how well it was written. Not many male author can do a good job writing about a female teenager main character, but Mr. Johnson not only did it, but he did it so well! I’m looking forward to reading more from this author!