Kade, Stacey The Goth and the Ghost, 288 p. Disney, JULY 2010. $16.99. Language: PG-13 (40+ swears, 3 “f”). Alona, queen bee, is dead. Unfortunately she died in her crappy gym uniform, so now she is stuck in that ugly thing in her afterlife. Weirdly, Will, resident creepy, black-wearing, goth boy can actually see her. She knows, because he saw him react to the humiliation of finding her boyfriend making out with her former best friend – THREE DAYS – after Alona’s death. Alona needs Will to help her over to the other side – but so does every other ghost in town. Will has problems and secrets of his own, including a vindictive spirit who seems to be out to do himbodily harm. If Alona isn’t careful, she may find herself tied to Will forever. Alona is surprisingly funny. I was ready while I was getting my hair done and I kept snorting, so I would have to read passages out loud. And it is also very poignant – I came close to tears more than once. It would be much more accessible without the “language”. MS – OPTIONAL, HS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher.