Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Where have I seen this before?

I am in the middle of reading Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley. I have to say I grabbed this puppy off the shelf primarily because of the black silhouette of the "Tim Burtonesque" goth-chick cartoon. And it doesn't disappoint. It's cute, morbid and strangely light. But, I'm 100 pages in and already this book reminds me of something.

Beetle Juice! Beetle Juice! Beetle Juice!

Charlotte Usher could be Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin's lost, dead daughter. And Scarlet could be Winona Ryder. I wonder if the book will have any parallel to that ginormous, creepy statue that pins Catherine O'Hara to the floor (if I remember correctly). Wait, there is Petula, the token bitch girl. She looks like she's going to get it.