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Literature / Deadgirl

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Deadgirl is the debut novel by young adult author B.C. Johnson. It follows the story of Lucy Day, a fifteen-year-old girl who goes out on her first date and ends up shot dead in a parking lot. Until she wakes up the next morning right as rain. Sort of. As it turns out, it gets a lot harder to survive after you've already died. Who knew?

Not related to the 2006 film of the same name. Probably. Not related to 2006's film ;;The Dead Girl'' either.

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  • Bitter Sweet Ending: In the end, Lucy defeats Abraham, meaning she's essentially achieved a type of immortality, but Zack sacrifices his feelings for Lucy to give her the essence she needs to fight. Morgan is shattered by her role in Abraham's demise, and Lucy's relationship with her parents might be damaged beyond repair.
  • Cessation of Existence: The next step for Phantoms, unless they can avoid it.
  • Final Death: Lucy is desperately trying to avoid permanently dying. What she sends Abraham to in order to do that.
  • First Episode Resurrection: Lucy is shot dead in the first scene. Then she comes back as a zombie.
  • First-Person Smartass: Lucy.
  • The Grim Reaper: Everybody has their own personal one, usually referred to as a Mors.
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  • The Hero Dies: In the prologue.
  • Life Energy: Phantoms steal this from others to stay "alive".
  • Mundane Afterlife: The Grey, sort of. It's mundane and an afterlife but not permanent.


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