The afterlife of Holly Chase / Cynthia Hand.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: After being visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, Holly Chase chooses not to mend her spoiled ways. Upon her death Holly discovers her selfishness has caused her to work for eternity as a ghost of Christmas past. Every year Project Scrooge saves another miserly grouch, and Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. But this year, everything is about to change....
    • ISBN:
      9780062318503
      0062318500
    • Accession Number:
      2017943434
    • Accession Number:
      on1006732389
      1006732389
    • Accession Number:
      fay.556758
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HAND, C.; DICKENS, C. The afterlife of Holly Chase. First edition. [s. l.]: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017. ISBN 9780062318503. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.556758. Acesso em: 4 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hand C, Dickens C. The Afterlife of Holly Chase. First edition. HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.556758. Accessed April 4, 2020.
    • APA:
      Hand, C., & Dickens, C. (2017). The afterlife of Holly Chase (First edition.). HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hand, Cynthia, and Charles Dickens. 2017. The Afterlife of Holly Chase. First edition. HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.556758.
    • Harvard:
      Hand, C. and Dickens, C. (2017) The afterlife of Holly Chase. First edition. HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.556758 (Accessed: 4 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hand, C & Dickens, C 2017, The afterlife of Holly Chase, First edition., HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 4 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hand, Cynthia, and Charles Dickens. The Afterlife of Holly Chase. First edition., HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.556758.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hand, Cynthia, and Charles Dickens. The Afterlife of Holly Chase. First edition. HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.556758.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hand C, Dickens C. The afterlife of Holly Chase [Internet]. First edition. HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2017 [cited 2020 Apr 4]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.556758

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 October #2

Never the nicest of girls, 17-year-old Holly Chase, daughter of a successful film director, laughed in the face of the ghosts that came to warn her to change her ways one Christmas Eve, Dickens-style. But her scorn didn't stop her from dying soon after. Five years later, Holly's spending her afterlife as a perpetual 17-year-old, working as the resident Ghost of Christmas Past for the same Project Scrooge that tried to save her. But this year, the Scrooge they're trying to save seems different: he's a 17-year-old boy named Ethan, and Holly finds herself drawn to him. But as she delves into his memories, she's forced to relive her own, and for the first time, confronts the life she took for granted. Hand, who coauthored My Lady Jane (2016), brings a similar wit and whimsy to this solo endeavor. Bratty, pragmatic Holly is given surprising depth over the course of the story, and the clever use of tropes from A Christmas Carol never feel heavy-handed. A good-spirited story from beyond the grave. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Spring

After cynical, materialistic Holly scoffs at her own Christmas Eve spectral visitation, she dies and must work as a ghost for a secret company called Project Scrooge to redeem other "Scrooges." This is [cf2]A Christmas Carol[cf1] meets [cf2]Dead like Me[cf1]; Hand balances sly humor (e.g., the tedium of a first job in the afterlife) with romance and holiday spirit. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2017 September #1

Holly Chase, the spoiled daughter of a Hollywood director, was visited by three spirits in an attempt to save her soul, but she failed to repent and died soon after. Now Holly is in her fifth year as the Ghost of Christmas Past at Project Scrooge, a company devoted to redeeming "one person who has gone astray in life" each year through Christmas Carol–style interventions. Holly is resigned to her life in corporate limbo until she spots this year's Scrooge: a 17-year-old hottie who reminds her of her former self. Going off script, Holly secretly befriends Ethan, kicking off a screwball romance. Hand (the Unearthly trilogy) puts a quirky contemporary spin on the Dickens classic. If the story occasionally gets muddled by the mix of paranormal elements, time travel, and gadgetry, Holly's sharp-edged narration entertains throughout. Ages 13–up. Agent: Katherine Fausset, Curtis Brown. (Oct.)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.