I Date Dead People
From the Series My Boyfriend Is a Monster
Nora Reilly is an old soul. Her idea of fun is reading a Jane Austen novel in her family’s Victorian home. She didn’t expect to find a kindred spirit in the house’s oldest occupant, Tom Barnes. Tom is a sweet and handsome boy who died over a hundred years ago. His soul is trapped in the house, and he’s not alone. There are other mysterious tenants . . . and darker shadows, sinister and nameless.
Does love stand a ghost of a chance against such odds? Nora’s friends aren’t so sure. They think she should give up the ghost and look for a boyfriend who is a little more lively. But Nora will do whatever it takes to make the relationship work, even against the threat of meddling ghost hunters, snooping psychics, and the worst danger of all to her first solid relationship—her parents.
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||128|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.8|
|BISACS||YAF052050, YAF045000, YAF010000|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||5.25 x 7.5|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||149573|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed|
“Fans will welcome the return of Görrissen’s appealingly rounded and cheerful art… the fun, romantic, middle-school-appropriate stories are sure to circulate well.” —Booklist
“The easy-to-follow black-and-white panels are drawn with a loose, expressive realism that effectively captures the plot’s droll and eerie turns.” —Kirkus Reviews
Illustrator: Janina Görrissen
Janina Görrissen was born and raised in Ludwigshafen, Germany. After finishing high school she studied Graphic Arts at the Joso Comic School in Barcelona, Spain. After finishing the three-year course, Janina was able to start working in the comic industry and got to draw her first published work, Kairi. Janina has also done the graphic novel Black is for Beginnings for Flux Publishing and I Love Him to Pieces for Lerner Publishing Group. She has also done various smaller illustration commissions.
Author: Ann Kerns
Ann Kerns has edited and written many nonfiction books for young readers. She also enjoys reading, travel, cooking, and music. Born in Illinois, Ann currently lives in Minneapolis.