Ghost Time

Ghost Time Thea Denny hates the tenth grade and her home life isn t easy But she s passionate about making art and about her math genius boyfriend Cam a recent transfer to her upstate New York high school fro

  • Title: Ghost Time
  • Author: Courtney Eldridge
  • ISBN: 9781477816578
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Thea Denny hates the tenth grade, and her home life isn t easy But she s passionate about making art and about her math genius boyfriend, Cam, a recent transfer to her upstate New York high school from California.One day Cam mysteriously vanishes and then things really get weird The stars on the school flag go missing, eerily cut out.Intimate videos of Cam and Thea startThea Denny hates the tenth grade, and her home life isn t easy But she s passionate about making art and about her math genius boyfriend, Cam, a recent transfer to her upstate New York high school from California.One day Cam mysteriously vanishes and then things really get weird The stars on the school flag go missing, eerily cut out.Intimate videos of Cam and Thea start going viral online videos they never took The FBI gets involved And Thea can hear the voice of Melody a beautiful, disabled girl her age, whose illness has left her mute since birth.Cam once claimed to be the world s foremost hacker Is he trying to reach her, send her a sign or is Thea losing her mind

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    1. Courtney Eldridge

      Courtney Eldridge has written for McSweeney s, The New York Times Magazine, Nerve, and others.Her essay Thanks, But No Thanks full text here was included in the collection Alone in a Kitchen with an Eggplant by Jenni Ferrari Adler.

    320 thoughts on “Ghost Time”

    1. Reading other reviews shows me that I am not alone in my confusion about this book. It was a struggle for me to get through, although I was somewhat intrigued by its premise. There are so many jumps in time sequence and so little that actually happens or is explained that it just felt like work.There was some sex stuff and some profanities, which means that I would have a difficult time giving this book to any of my students. The complexity of the plot line would also give me pause about recomme [...]


    2. May and probably does contain spoilers.I have spent the last few hours detoxing from my rapid reading of Ghost Time. I seriously needed to wrap my brain around all that I consumed. Then I found I really needed to get these words “on paper” or I will never get to sleep tonight. First off; this is not a book for young teenagers. Besides the fact profanity is constantly lobbed at you in word bomb form, there is also sex between an 15 and 18 year old couple. I just don’t think this is a subjec [...]


    3. This book blew me away. Plain and Simple. Any expectations I may have had could not be compared to what I experienced reading this. It's one of those books that you love so much that you feel the need to recommend it to absolutely everyone you know, and maybe even some people you don't. So, why am I not calling every one of my second cousins (twice removed) to tell them about it? This book is not going to be one that everyone will love.Not like I did.I have tried and tried to put words together [...]


    4. I have no idea how I feel about this book. Seriously. If you'd asked me in the first chapter, I would have said, eh, I'm not so sure about this stream of consciousness thing. But then if you asked me how I felt about chapter 2 through about the three-quarter mark, I would've given this book 5 stars. Gripping doesn't even begin to describe it, and the writing transformed into something magical. Courtney Eldridge can WRITE, that's for sure. Then, from about 75% to about 95%, I would give this book [...]



    5. See more of my reviews at We Live and Breathe BooksI must admit, when I started reading Ghost Time, I was very put off by the writing style – I found Thea's shallow, valley-girl speech quite off-putting. However, as the plot progressed and we started to see some depth in Thea, I found myself more and more drawn into this story.I received an uncorrected proof of Ghost Time from Children's Publishing at Book Expo America, and I was very excited to start it after reading the blurb – math-geniu [...]


    6. I had such high hopes for this one based off of the premises that that very well may have been where I went wrong with this one. I loved the cover, I loved the sound of it and I was excited to read something different and slightly conspiracy theory creepy good.What I wasn't expecting was the style of writing I received when opening the pages. I admit, I tolerate a lot in the YA genre, the drama, the immaturity, the love triangles and even the come here push away relationships that so many of the [...]


    7. I don't really know what to say about this book, except that I loved it. It is a psych thriller at its finest. Like Insanity and Tomomi Ishikawa you kind of just let the story unfold on its own, and accept that 90% of it will leave you scratching your head. still, with all that confusion, this is a fascinating story that is easy to get into. It's written in the stream of consciousness of a 15 year old girl, and the story goes back and forth between before and after his disappearance. That's prob [...]


    8. So, I think I will remember this book.Let me start with the cons. For what it was, it was too long. There are long detailed scenes described between our heroine, Thea and her boyfriend Cam that did not progress the plot in anyway. They were cute and showed a picture of their love and relationship, but it was too much. As all the other reviews explain, the book is told as though Thea is personally telling us a story. It is full of: "so then I go, oh my god, you can't be serious!" and "Like, she w [...]


    9. There better be another book (12:56am) I mean it. Ghost Time is a quantum time travel, or mind travel, or possibly even alien thriller written from the perspective of the person left behind, Thea. Because of that point of view, it is a mystery that never really gets fully resolved. It has copious dialogue with zero quotation marks, and several people may be speaking within a paragraph. If you are a left-brain reader with a rules based expectation of punctuation, this might be a difficult read fo [...]


    10. I received this book ARC edition that was provided by NetGalley and Children's Publishing in exchange for my honest review. Publication Date: June 11, 2013.Where do I start with this book? First let me say I am rating it as 3 1/2 stars and not 3. Half the time I was confused which I think was mostly because of the chapters. They were put into time frames as before Cam's disappearance and after it, and I seemed to get a bit lost with that. Another thing that bothered me was the so called "valley [...]


    11. Interesting concept, but I REALLY hate when a story has a completely obscure ending. The first 3/4 of the story focuses on the main character, her relationship with her boyfriend, his mysterious disappearance, and the weird instances subsequently happening. The last 1/4 of the book -- I couldn't even tell you what it was really about. The story ends very abruptly and the last sentence is an attempt at being clever and ironic that seems way too contrived, in my opinion. Good book up until the end [...]



    12. Ghost Time was another book that Literary Lushes put on an ARC tour. I read the description and thought it sounded interesting, so I signed up.As soon as I cracked open Ghost Time, I knew that it was going to take a while to get into. The writing style is very strange. For one thing, and what was the most irritating, there were no quotation marks. Ghost Time was narrated in first-person, so sometimes, it was really hard to tell whether Thea was thinking or speaking. For example:I go, All right, [...]


    13. I am not sure exactly what I think about this book. It was very different and unusual. And a lot of things happen that don't make sense.The narrator is Thea a 15 year old Sophomore. She loves to draw and take photographs. Her boyfriend is Cam, an 18 year old math genius/hacker who is a senior in high school.First off this book is advertised as YA. I would say it should be marketed as a more mature YA read. There are a lot of difficult topics discussed. And the main character is 15 years old and [...]


    14. Originally posted at Here There Be Books (goes live 7/11/13).'s previous publishing endeavors have left me feeling mostly "meh." Not that I've read a TON of their books. I haven't been interested before now! However, now they're starting up a YA imprint (Skyscape) and WE SHOULD ALL BE AFRAID.At Book Expo America they gave away most of the Skyscape books coming out in the next few months-- this is the first one I've read, and WOW. If this is what we have to look forward to then really will take [...]


    15. Looking for something a little dark, a little mysterious and a little creepy? Of course, there is a lot to choose from, but, trust me, you will want to put Ghost Time at the top of the list! Author Courtney Eldridge has a hit on her hands with this one! Thea, social outcast, fifteen, finds real love with genius older guy, Cam, who is new to town and her school. Their attraction seems so real, but, yes, I'm pulling the Mom Card out again, we have a pretty big age/maturity gap here. Okay, card put [...]


    16. OVERALL IMPRESSION: What? That's what I said to myself as soon as I finished reading this.It took me a little bit to get used to the writing - we hear Thea's scattered thoughts, it was a little annoying to me, but I adjusted eventually.The whole story line captivated me. I was really interested in finding out what happened to Cam and why all of the strange things were happening throughout the story. The timeline jumps back and forth starting from the disappearance of Cam and going backward and f [...]


    17. Pros: This is one of the few books that I thought really pulled off the time-switch without being confusing. What helped was that the author added the time lapsed (ex: six weeks before, three months after, etc) and the exact date and time of that chapter onto the heading, which allowed the reader not to be thrown off course.The author made the relationship between the artistic and tortured Thea and the gorgeous and math-whiz Cam realistic, no matter how generic the concept was.Cons: The back cov [...]


    18. I have had a little bit of difficulty deciding how to review this book without filling it with spoilers. I adored it from the start, right up until the very end. I did a little research and found out that this is the first book in a trilogy, which now makes sense.This is a young adult book about a teenager, Thea, who is having a hard time believing that her previous math tutor slash new boyfriend Cam really wants to be with her. She's never really had a boyfriend before, and he's older, but it s [...]


    19. Overall I liked this book - it is a different concept than what has been seen in YA recently. My main complaint about the story is that it is scheduled to be a trilogyd I have an issue with the spreading thin of a story line just to produce books. ( why do in three books, what you can do in two or possibly one BIG book )I have concerns that this may be the case with the Saccades Trilogy. However, I won't truly know if this is the situation until the next book comes out.*sigh*Again I stated in my [...]


    20. See more of my reviews at Bettering Me Up.Waaaaaait just a second. That's the end? I didn't know that this the beginning of a series! GAH!!!Courtney Eldridge, you are going to make me pull my my hair out. I hate reading series until all books are published for exactly this reason: I'm going to go crazy wondering what happens next.I'm a bit relieved that it's not the end, though. I want to know more about Thea, Cam, and Melody. It doesn't help that I want to know NOW, though. Hmph.I love the way [...]


    21. Summary (fairly vague, sorry):Thea's boyfriend Cam has disappeared. He hasn't left much behind and no one knows what has happened. Things start to pop up in popular media online, and Thea has to wonder if Cam is sending her messages or if someone is screwing with her. Some of what shows up wasn't even made by the two of them (sexual films definitely come to get you). Then, she notices a strange glowing tattoo on her shoulder. What is going on?My thoughts:Unfortunately, the "what is going on" que [...]


    22. This is probably one of the strangest books I've read. I really liked the plot, I thought it was really interesting and constantly wanted to know why everything was happening. Unfortunately for me, I guess I have to wait for the next book to come out because this one did not answer a thing. Not one thing. Leaving me extremely angry at it. Anywho. I also liked how the events in this book could probably never happen in real life, yet the characters' reactions all seem so real! However, in addition [...]


    23. I received this book as part of the Free Reads program of Good Reads.The writing itself, or craft of this story was excellent,and a truer account of a bright,disturbed adolescent would be more difficult to find.But I wanted more of a resolution/solution to the story line.Even if the reading level was not too high for my 8th graders, I couldn't consider even giving this book to them or to the guidance counselor to share.Besides the active sex life of the main character (which to be honest is more [...]


    24. I received this ARC through ARCycling, so I was really upset the first time I tried reading it and just couldn't get through it. At the time I thought it was just because I only wanted to read contemp romance, but even now when I've been mostly in the mood for paranormal romance, I just couldn't get into it. I believe it was the writing style. More so with the chapters. It seemed like every one was tw hours ahead and then there was the occasional ones with days and then some with weeks later. Ho [...]


    25. I had to take breaks from this book. The stream of consciousness narrative wasn't doing it for me. I had to step away from Thea and go read another book (or three) before I could come back.And I had to keep coming back because I wanted answers. I just COULDN'T connect with the writing style.But, there was something about the concept. I had to know what was happening. I had to get to the conclusion. So, of course, that pull was a huge plus. (And that pull is also what made this a 3 star read for [...]


    26. DNF at 40%. I tried listening to the audio as well as reading the ebook. Sadly, it just wasn't for me. I didn't care for the writing style, which made it extremely difficult for me to get into the story itself. I honestly didn't care how it all turned out, so that was a sure sign to me that it may not be worth finishing. So at approximately 40% I decided to put this book aside. I don't make it a habit of DNF'ing books. I honestly don't remember the last time I did so. I was really excited to rea [...]


    27. I won this book through a give away. I liked it. I liked it a lot. I especially enjoyed how the setting was both after and before the event occurred. The protagonist was well developed as well as the relationship she had with her boyfriend. The supporting characters did a good job characterizing Theodora. the story line was not hard to follow a lead to an interesting read. I would recommend this to people who enjoy young adult novels. I feel like people who like time and technology based novels [...]


    28. I won this book from a giveaway. Try as I might, I cannot get into this book. The copy I received has no page numbers, so I cannot tell you how far into I got, but I must admit it was only maybe a third of the book. The fact that there was no quotation marks confused me; it's quite possibly the reason I disliked this book So much. The chapters jumped around, and it was hard to make a connection to any of the characters. I must say, I was very disappointed because the synopsis of this book was g [...]


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