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Just Kill Me
by Adam Selzer


Overview - From the author of Play Me Backwards and I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It comes a dark comedy about one teen's unusual summer job as a ghost tour guide in Chicago.

Megan Henske isn't one to heed warnings...

When the last letters in her alphabet cereal are D, I, and E, she doesn't crawl right back into bed.  Read more...


 
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    Published: 2017-08-29
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Overview
From the author of Play Me Backwards and I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It comes a dark comedy about one teen's unusual summer job as a ghost tour guide in Chicago.

Megan Henske isn't one to heed warnings...

When the last letters in her alphabet cereal are D, I, and E, she doesn't crawl right back into bed.

When her online girlfriend won't text a photo, she just sends more of herself.

And when she realizes that Cynthia, her boss at a Chicago ghost tour company, isn't joking about making stops more haunted by euthanizing people there, she doesn't quit her job--she may even help.

But soon she learns people in the murdermonger industry are being murdered, and doesn't know who it is doing it. Could it be the head of the rival tour company? Or could it be someone near and dear to Megan?

After she realizes she has an uncanny resemblance to a flapper who disappeared in 1922, Megan receives a warning she can't ignore: the next ghost on the tour might be her...

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781481434942
  • ISBN-10: 1481434942
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 336
  • Reading Level: Ages 15-17
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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Books > > Humorous - Black Comedy
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

Growing up in a funeral home has given Megan Henske a macabre sensibility. Her new job as a historical ghost-tour guide in Chicago seems like a perfect fit until her former-babysitter-turned-current-boss, Cynthia, hatches a plan to drum up more business. By systematically scaring willing victims to death (such as an elderly woman living miserably in a nursing home), she hopes to create real apparitions. "I nod along, not sure if they're serious or not," thinks Megan. "Like, they're talking about how to make someone into a ghost in the same kind of tone you'd use to tell someone how to make a Denver omelette." This offbeat tale meanders toward an eerily open-ended conclusion, taking side roads to explore Megan's relationships with her mother and an online girlfriend. Along the way, Selzer (Play Me Backwards) packs in plenty of stylized, rapid-fire exchanges and obscure film and pop culture references, as well as a bit of Chicago history, but these disparate pieces never entirely coalesce, leaving many unanswered questions. Ages 14–up. Agent: Adrienne Rosado, Leibo Literary. (Aug.)

 
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