We Are The Ghosts by Vicky Skinner is a YA Contemporary of grief and discovery after her brother’s tragic death.
“After her estranged brother suddenly dies, a girl embarks on a road trip to rediscover who her brother really was in Vicky Skinner’s contemporary YA novel, We Are the Ghosts.
When Ellie’s estranged brother, Luke, dies in a car accident, she’s not sure whether to be devastated that she lost the person who was once her best friend or enraged, still, that he left without a word a year ago. Now, the only people who seem to understand what she’s going through are Luke’s best friend and his ex-girlfriend, who she bonds with over their desire to figure out where Luke went when he walked out of their lives.
As she gets closer to them, and closer to Cade, a boy who seems determined to get to know her better, she realizes that she’s not the only one with reasons to be angry at Luke. And when Ellie makes a discovery that changes everything, she and her new friends hit the road, hoping that following Luke’s trail will bring them answers about the life Luke was living away from them.”
If you like road trip adventures, this story may be right up your alley.
After she realizes her brother is dead after being missing for a year, the main character embarks on a journey with her brother’s best friend to visit al the places they planned with her brother before he tragically passed.
It’s a story of grief and friendship with a hint of romance. It has more of a mellow tone and at points felt just a tiny bit slow, but overall, I found it to be emotionally written.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.
Published: 13 August 2019
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
How I Read It: eARC from Xpresso Book Tours
*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my book reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*
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