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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Girl Steals Guy

Girl Steals Guy (The Shadow, #2)
by Kelly Green

Published October 21, 2011

This book was provided to us by the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Smart and sassy Abby Grace is a seventeen-year-old with a talent for getting out of trouble. Sent to repair the lives and loves of teenagers on the edge of disaster, Abby is the perfect girl for the job. She has everything going for her… except one thing: a body.

This fun and exciting episode is the second installment in an ongoing mystery series with a supernatural twist.

Episode 2: Girl Steals Guy

As Abby has learned, she is now a Shadow, sent to inhabit the lives of strangers in trouble. Dropped into the life of a gorgeous senior with a heartbroken best friend, Abby is instructed to “reunite the lovers” by her cute but maddening Guardian, a 19th century ghostly teenager named Will. Now Abby must navigate high school keg parties, football games and power couples, only to discover that love and revenge are sometimes the same thing


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I have to admit, this second episode didn't grab me as much as the first one did. Still, it was a fun read, and it goes very quickly.

As with the first book, I'm left wanting to know more about Will (or Wilhelm). Who is he? How did he get this job of his? Is he assigned solely to Abby, or are there other shadows he helps?

That leads me to questions about the whole set-up. Who's in charge of the shadows? How many are there? Who decides which people need their help? We learn little bits in this book, but I want more. I'm guessing the answers to these questions will slowly be revealed through the episodes.

The idea of doing a series of short episodes is intriguing. I love that each episode is a different person Abby becomes, and that my many questions are only answered little by little. It doesn't get boring this way.

3.5/5 stars

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