Download to your Kindle (eBook)
B.C. Johnson's Blog and Word Emporium
Lucy Day dies. Lucy Day comes back, and things get worse. Being a phantom teenager sucks sometimes.
Lucy Day is fifteen-years-old, on her first date, and deciding whether or not she should deal with her gut-wrenching nerves by vomiting, running away, or passing out.
She certainly isn't thinking that she'll be dead within the hour. Or that she'll go all Biblical and rise again the next morning.
Deadgirl is the journey of fifteen-year-old Lucy Day through a small loophole in the machinery of the afterlife. Lucy is killed by muggers on her first date, but Lucy isn't the type to take murder lying down. She awakens a day later in the exact spot where she died, completely solid, completely whole. She has no real hunger for brains, blood, or spooky hauntings, so she crosses "zombie," "vampire," and "ghost" off the list of possibilities. Unable to explain her disappearance, Lucy has to deal with her freaked parents, a high school counselor that cares a little too much for comfort, and Zack, the crush-maybe-boyfriend she pulled a Houdini on.
There's also the problem of the Man-in-White. A man named Abraham, Lucy's own personal Grim Reaper, dead-set on righting the error that dropped her back into the spongy flesh of a living girl. Can Lucy put her mangled family/social life back together, escape re-death, and learn to control the burgeoning psychic powers her "death" seems to have granted her? And when Lucy learns of the devastating price of coming back from the dead, is she willing to pay it? Is Lucy willing to sacrifice her loved ones for her own life?