The Afterlife of Holly Chase (Hardcover)

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Look out Charles Dickens – there’s a new Scrooge in town!  And this time, instead of a crabby old man, its’ a self-absorbed, over entitled, nasty teenage girl named Holly Chase!  When three ghosts visit Holly on Christmas Eve, she learns what will happen unless she changes her ways. Just like Scrooge, she has a choice – redemption or death. Can she be rehabilitated?  Better yet, can she help rehabilitate another Scrooge named Ethan, who is just like herself, except he’s a self-centered, money driven, teenage boy? Laughing and maybe even crying a little, you’ll get to the end of this book and say “Wow”, I didn’t see that coming!

— Terri


Before I Fall meets “bah, humbug” in this contemporary YA reimagining of A Christmas Carol from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand.

On Christmas Eve five years ago, seventeen-year-old Holly Chase was visited by three Ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways. She didn’t. And then she died.

Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge—as their latest Ghost of Christmas Past. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable. But this year’s Scrooge is different. This year’s Scrooge might change everything…

The Afterlife of Holly Chase is a witty, poignant, and insightful novel about life, love, and seizing second (or third) chances, perfect for readers who loved Before I Fall or Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares.

Praise For…

“A spunky, modern take on A Christmas Carol.”

“Darkly funny. Save the coal and hand this to the Christmas spirit doubters.”

“A good-spirited story from beyond the grave.”

PRAISE FOR THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE: “A quietly powerful, emotionally complex novel that will echo with readers long after it is finished. Both shatteringly painful and bright with life and hope.”

“Evocative and insightful.”

“Raw, emotional, and gripping. An excellent and thoughtful exploration of grief.”

PRAISE FOR THE UNEARTHLY SERIES: “A divine supernatural romance.”

“Hand debuts with an engrossing take on the angel mythos... an engaging and romantic tale with solid backstory.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062318503
ISBN-10: 0062318500
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: October 24th, 2017
Pages: 400
Language: English