The lack of character growth and development really takes away from the interesting plot. The futuristic world is not adequately explained, leaving the reader confused. Overall, an enjoyable read.
Everyone born after The Shift can see ghosts. This means Aura’s dead boyfriend Logan is still around — as is living cute boy Zach, making for a bizarre love triangle where each boy fights for her affections. Yet how can Aura give up Logan — or deny her feelings for Zach? Soon questions begin to arise about Aura’s past — and it all seems related to The Shift. (SIMON PULSE, May, 309 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9781416994060, HC, 14 & Up)