I loved Adam Selzer’s I Kissed A Zombie And I Liked It. So I was jazzed to get my hands on the ARC of his latest book, Just Kill Me. Megan has an interesting job opportunity. Her former babysitter, Cynthia and her boyfriend run a ghost tour company in Chicago. Cynthia thinks Megan would be a natural. Megan tries to hide it from her mom and quickly starts training. To up their game, Cynthia decides to create ghosts of her own by murdering people on the sites of the tour. This for some reason does not scare Megan away. Selzer tells a great story. Megan is a good female character and a good one for teens looking for great LGBQ characters. Megan has an online relationship with a girl that won’t reveal what she looks like. This can spark great discussions with teens on whether or not that is a good idea. Cynthia may have sinister plans for Megan as well. I am not familiar with Chicago but I trust with an author like Selzer that it is authentic. The history and research makes the book even more interesting. Selzer now has a Ghost Tours company in Chicago based on the book. This is a fun read with a hint of creepy and fantastic characters. Selzer knocks it out of the park again.
Some ideas for discussing with teens:
Do you believe in ghosts?
For teens that live in Chicago. Do they ever go to these places?
What would you do if you caught on to Cynthia’s plan to make ghosts?
Discuss Megan’s online relationship. Is this something you would do? Why or why not?
Discuss what happens with the lady from the nursing home. Was it mercy?
Discuss her interaction with the girl who may or may not be a ghost.
What do you think happened at the end when Cynthia wanted to make a stop on the way to see the girl?