Friday, 3 January 2014


Presenting Absent by Katie Williams.

Here is the summary of the book:

When seventeen-year-old Paige dies in a freak fall from the roof during Physics class, her spirit is bound to the grounds of her high school. At least she has company: her fellow ghosts Evan and Brooke, who also died there. But when Paige hears the rumor that her death wasn't an accident--that she supposedly jumped on purpose--she can't bear it. Then Paige discovers something amazing. She can possess living people when they think of her, and she can make them do almost anything. Maybe, just maybe, she can get to the most popular girl in school and stop the rumors once and for all.

I won this in a twitter contest from Chronicle books and before I begin my review I must tell you, this is one of the shortest and the most beautifully decorated book I ever read. Then of course, be able to tell a story in no more than 180 pages is no joke..... So naturally I fell in love with this touching story into the after life.

What happens after death? Is there a life after life? What happens to the soul?Some pretty good questions but nobody knows the true answers for it. Every religion have their own beliefs. Every such genre focused anime, books or movies & tv have their own stories to tell. Katie Williams adds her own twist to this life after life show.

This is the story of Paige Wheeler who died in high school in an accidental roof jump but instead of moving on she gets stuck there alongwith her two inmates Brooke and Evan. life as a ghost is not something desirable. You can do nothing but sit around and watch as each day passes and if worst comes over be helpless to do anything as your reputation falls over. Then miracle..... Paige finds out that there is something she could do and after many hits and misses, she finds out what he had been looking for all this time.

Katie Williams really did something here All of Paige's ghostly shenanigans, and the drama that progressed..... well suffice it to say that the book may be 180 pages only..... but it says more that what those pages contain..... And that ending sure was unexpected!

"Of Ghostly shenanigans and all the high school angst..... Katie Williams presents a mysteriously fun tale with some pretty heavy subjects in the context"

Genre :      Young Adult, Paranormal, Contemporary

Publisher: Chronicle

Release Date: 21st May, 2013

My Copy: Won hardback in a twitter contest

Rate:              5/5 (It was Amazing)

Buy:           Amazon | Book Depository 


  1. Wow! only 180, I want this one x) I love short books that are really good and this sounds like one.
    Life after death sounds also like a great topic.
    thanks for sharing



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