*REVIEW* Life After Theft
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 decent, easy read. There's nothing about it that will blow your mind, but it's a solid YA read that many will enjoy.
Life After Theft introduces us to Jeff, a teenage boy whose family has done very well for themselves... so well in fact, that Jeff has transferred to a swanky private school complete with uniforms and rich, entitled kids around every single corner. One of the first students he encounters is Kimberlee, a stuck-up pain in the butt who just happens to be dead.
Kimberlee refuses to leave Jeff alone as he is the only person who can see her. She needs help with her "unfinished business" which she believes to be hundreds of boxes of stolen things from friends, classmates, teachers, and retail stores. Hilarity ensues as Jeff tries to return all of these items without getting caught red-handed. To further complicate matters, Kimberlee has some serious beef with Sera, the new lady in Jeff's life. Will Jeff help Kimberlee move on before she wrecks his existence? Or has he gotten himself in too deep?
Life After Theft was a decent read, as I said before. The premise of the book isn't mind-blowing and the story isn't either but it's about what you expect from the synopsis. There are definitely some cute parts and it's an easy, fast read. I rated it 3 of 5 stars on Goodreads because while I did like it, I wasn't blown away and I know that I would never re-read it. That being said, it's worth the day it will take you to read it, especially if you like the writing of Aprilynne Pike.
If you feel like giving it a go, it releases the end of April. Enjoy! *XOXO*
Expected publication date: April 30, 2013 by HarperTeen