By: Kimberly Derting
So, my husband and I love Halloween.
Wait, let me rephrase that: My husband and I are total Halloween dorks! We’re those freaky people who LOVE dressing up (possibly more than we should as grown-ups)! We actually start thinking about our costumes, before even getting an invite to a party!
The more ridiculous, the better! Over-the-top, you say? I’m your girl! I’ll even wear something stupid…as long as it gets me a laugh.
We’ve been Austin Powers and one of his Shag-a-licious Girls. (Okay, the worst part of this costume was driving home from the hair salon after getting my hair backcombed into a bouffant. I got the strangest looks from other drivers!)
We’ve been a cowboy and saloon girl…
…Heroes (I was Trinity from The Matrix…she was sort of a hero, right?)
I was pregnant-Britney Spears (complete with Big Gulp, flip flops, and wad-o-bubble gum), and my husband was K-Fed, LOL!
BRITNEY and K-FED
We’ve dressed up for Vegas Night…
…and an 80s Party (check out my bangs and side-ponytail)
It’s even rubbed off on our kids:
My two youngest on Halloween
An my oldest on St. Patty’s Day.
Yeah, Halloween’s kind of our thing!
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Publisher: Harper Teen (March 16, 2010)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Hardback: 327 pages
Series: The Body Finder, book #1
Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.
Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.
Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she’s falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.
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