On her suggestion that it would be scary, laugh out loud funny at times, and that John Green is friends with Maureen Johnson, I gave it a try.
Recommendation for the win! And my first Maureen Johnson book!
Originality: 9. Definitely not what I was expecting and kept you guessing... except for the fact that I kept whispering to myself "I see dead people....."
Absurdity: 7, but that it hard to escape in a story of a murdering, vengeful ghost being tracked by high school kids/
Level of Harry-Potterness: A well written book!! Outside of plot, this was refreshing. And the story? LIKED: creepy, funny, twists and turns, and interesting characters and setting.
As long as you can stomach some gory details, go get on it. Nothing says summer like serial killers...(?)