A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend

A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend

Book - 2010
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For months, Cass has heard her best friend, Julia, whisper about a secret project. When Julia dies in a car accident, her drama friends decide to bring the project'a musical called Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad'to fruition. But Cass isn't a drama person. She can't take a summer of painting sets, and she won't spend long hours with Heather, the girl who made her miserable all through middle school and has somehow landed the leading role. So Cass takes off. In alternating chapters, she spends the first part of summer on a cross-country bike trip and the rest swallowing her pride, making props, and'of all things'falling for Heather.

This is a story of the breadth of love. Of the depth of friendship. And of the most hilarious musical one quiet suburb has ever seen.

Publisher: New York : Dial Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9780803734203
Characteristics: 259 pages ; 22 cm.

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emilyc2017
Sep 16, 2017

I Can see this book being made into a movie. Oh how I can see this book being made into a movie. I've never enjoyed a book as much as I've enjoyed this one. About the only part of this book that made me upset is that Cassandra never called or emailed Maggie to let her know she was all right. I was so sad when Maggie walked out of her own apartment and told Cass. "If you're going to go then go now." I could tell that Maggie really liked Cass and even though she knew that Cass had to eventually go back. She was hopping that they could build something even if it was long distance but Cass just ran out and never looked back. It made me feel like Cass used Maggie. So I felt bad for Maggie. But I was really happy that Cass fought to keep Heather. That was likely the highlight of the whole story.

quagga Aug 01, 2010

The nuanced cast of characters is a strong appeal element here. And then there is the really wacky musical, along the lines of the one in Will Grayson, Will Grayson (by David Levithan and John Green) but with lots of fake blood.

Highly recommended. Grade 7 and up.

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21221002196993
Sep 22, 2012

Worst joke ever
What's brown and sticky?
A stick

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21221002196993
Sep 22, 2012

Fundamentalist Bible House of God- Who-Doesn't-Like-You-Very-Much-Right-Now

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