by Mara Purnhagen
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: September 1, 2010
Let me set the record straight. My name is Charlotte Silver and I'm not one of those paranormal-obsessed freaks you see on TV…no, those would be my parents, who have their own ghost-hunting reality show. And while I'm usually roped into the behind-the-scenes work, it turns out that I haven't gone unnoticed. Something happened on my parents' research trip in Charleston—and now I'm being stalked by some truly frightening other beings. Trying to fit into a new school and keeping my parents' creepy occupation a secret from my friends—and potential boyfriends—is hard enough without having angry spirits whispering in my ear. All I ever wanted was to be normal, but with ghosts of my past and present colliding, now I just want to make it out of high school alive….
Past Midnight was a fun adventure. I found the story and the characters were very interesting. I loved how unusual everything was. I mean, the main character charlotte's patents are ghost hunters who don't even believe in ghosts. Where else are you going to find that?
Charlotte had always been embaressed about her parents' job. She is in a new town where nobady knows her, and she's actually made friends. Everything seems great, that is until she starts beingstalked by a ghost and learns of her new friend's tragedy. I think Charlotte was a good character. She was very sweet. She was a little self-centered at whiny at times, but not very much.
There were a couple of different sub-plots in this story. The writing was, at times, a bit choppy. Some of the story just didn't flow. It also was a little slow at times. Even through this, though, I really enjoyed it. Like I said before ist was really different and I really liked that.
This is a real cute, quick read. It had a few problems, but some perks as well. It was fun and I can't wait to see what happens in the next one!