But 16-year old Kait Lenox loves funerals and, yes, it does make her a freak. But, hey, she's doing what she loves--reading, watching movies, crashing funerals. I like her!
"You never knew where life would take you or when it would be taken from you. Carpe Diem, you know?" (LOC 122)
Kait is quirky and little neurotic; she likes to ramble senselessly, especially when she's nervous. She's basically a "social pariah" in high school.
Then a faux pas at a funeral turns into a murder investigation with a gorgeous guy. But, for Kait, it's not just a chance to be near the all-popular and beautiful Ethan, it's a chance to catch a real killer.
The possibility of a murder is interesting and hooks the reader. And as more murders dressed as heroin overdoses occured, the more opportunity there was for funeral crashing.
I liked that Kait treats the investigation with precision, craft, and smarts. I especially liked that she references books and teen movies to get her point across. And I agree that a guy that reads is super sexy!
The story is a fun mystery that embraces the whole teen awkwardness.
My rating: 4 stars
TBD: "Adventures of Graveyard Girl"