The Girl Who Was Buried in Her Ball Gown

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Rated 4.00/5 based on 2 reviews
On the evening of the junior high school ball, a young girl experiences her first kiss. During the amazing and yet awkward moment, something goes horribly wrong and her life is turned upside down. She soon realises that her existence has been severed from the usual humdrum of a teenage girl, and she's been hurled into the world of the supernatural. More

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About Ian King

I love to write!!
I have just graduated my studies with a Diploma in Creative writing (2017) and already hold a diploma in NZ Drama too (1998). I am also a narrator with many variances in characters.
My mind is active, my fingers are too. I love my family (six kids) and my wife also.
I wear many hats, one is a ghost-writers hat, and another is an voice actor/narrator, in case you're interested.
We live in beautiful New Zealand — a land flowing with milk and honey. It's a great place to be.

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A young girl experiences her first kiss at the junior high school ball. During the amazing and yet awkward moment, something goes horribly wrong and her life is turned upside down. She soon realises that her existence has been severed from the usual humdrum of a teenage girl and she's been hurled into the world of the supernatural. Will she find eternal rest, or be lost in this oblivion forever?

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Chris Johnson reviewed on on July 15, 2018

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Review I read this in just under a day, two sittings, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

While it holds elements of the Ghost (the movie), the book stands on its own due to its location and inclusion of the New Zealand culture.

Emma, a thirteen-year-old, dies on the night of the school ball mere minutes after her first (and last) kiss. Her death was accidental, and as you can imagine, it carried a ripple effect across the lives of her family, the boy she was with at the time (also injured), and the driver of the car that killed her, and others. Now a ghost, Emma learns to adjust to her new existence, encounters new enemies, and has to protect herself and everyone else related to her. She even adds to this by helping a few others.

It's a simple story with hardly any confusing complications, but there is enough conflict between Emma, her family, and the other spirits to keep the story moving.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Richard Marman reviewed on on July 15, 2018

Now this book is a bit different. Once you get over 'The Book Thief' narrator being dead or death, you can get your head around 'Ball Gown'. It's a hard book to review without giving away its secrets, but here goes.
Teenager Emma was having a pretty good evening snogging with her boyfriend, until pissed-as-a-fart Patrick cleans her up in his car. So now Emma's in limbo with a bunch of bad-arse demons whose sole (maybe that should be soul) purpose is to put evil thoughts into those predisposed to doing bad stuff.
I'm not going into the whole ghost world between living and dead (or un-dead), because that'll spoil it for you.
I thought it was going to be a bunch of teenage angst, but the tale turned out to be a damned good (although dark) read and I'll let you decide on the ending, which wasn't what I expected
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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