KLB Discusses Giving up the Ghost by Melissa Ecker....
BELLS: Today we are discussing our latest Virtual Journey, Melissa Ecker's Giving Up the Ghost.
I really felt for Kylie when she lost Jackson. He seemed like such a loving father and husband and you could just tell that they were his world. He was Kylie's as well and when he was gone I could totally feel for her.
TIGRIS: I was emotional through most of this read I did equal amounts of crying laughing and being angry. I just really felt her pain her joy and her self discovery when she realized that Ryan was something more.
BELLS: I really liked Ryan and loved how he stepped up and was there for them. He was a true friend to Jackson for doing that. He also cared about them obviously so he was willing to do whatever needed to be done. I think he and Kylie were meant to be together. It's just unfortunate that they came together through the death of Jackson.
TIGRIS: It is unfortunate I felt really bad and was secretly rooting for Jackson to come back but the title fits this story perfectly she had to give up the ghost
MISS KITTY: I really enjoyed this book because it REALLY showed Kylie's struggle to come back from the dead herself. The love of her life was gone forever but a piece of her had gone with him. NOW it was up to her and her family to make sense out of it all and try to make a go of life without Jackson.
TIGRIS: Well said Kitty! I think you about nailed the whole meaning of the story there.... Okay so question? I know that Kylie's parents make an appearance towards the beginning but after that they kinda melted into the shadow's, did that deter from the story at all for either of you? Did you feel that something was missing from the family dynamics?
MISS KITTY: The absence of Kylie's folks did strike me as odd at first but then I took a look at my own family...My family (also a police family) is very stand back and only arrive when asked...such as when Kylie calls her father when she thinks someone has broken into her home. Kylie's dad is instantly protective papa bear and calls in the cavalry in the form of Matt and his fellow officers. Other families...like Jackson's are much more actively involved and won't take no for an answer which is also how I think Ryan became such a fixture at their table at such a young age.
TIGRIS: I never thought of it that way. I guess that could very well be the case. Even so should the mother at least played a major role in the caring of her daughter and grandchild? Just a question? Thought it was strange Jackson's family doted on Abbey and made themselves abundantly available.
MISS KITTY: You would think so. I know I would...Wouldn't be able to keep me away.
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