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Oh My Goth

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  62 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
A note from Jade Leighton's journal Years ago, a tragic accident robbed me of my mother and emotions. Because I find beauty in darkness and thrive outside social norms, I've been labeled a "freak" at school. I know my continued apathy hurts my loved ones, but I'm not about to change. Nothing will ever hurt me again.Then I wake up in an alternate reality...and everything e ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by Harlequin Teen
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Miranda Reads
Aug 21, 2018 marked it as to-read
When the author of the worst series you ever read announces that she's rewrote her first YA novel.
I'm totally like:
Honestly, after reading the Everlife series, I cannot imagine anything worse.

And then I read the reviews for Oh My Goth. Aka I am so psyched for this rewrite.

Already got the original from the library and pre-reserved the rewrite.
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter

First published 2006.
Young adult twist on Its a Wonderful Life or Freaky Friday.
The first half of the book sets up the lives of Jade, Mercedes and new school classmate Clarik. There is tragedy, friendships and deliberate cruelty. And then reality is twisted and they must learn and understand their new world to survive.

As is typical with this type of renewal and awakening story, I cried through the last 50 pages. It wasn’t really a mystery what was going on, but the r
Sarah Perchikoff
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
As much as I’d like to say that Oh My Goth would have helped me when I was younger, when I was in my “goth” phase, I don’t know if I would have been ready to learn the lesson it’s trying to get across. Reading it now feels like a breath of fresh air and something that I can fully appreciate and understand. I can understand Jade before she goes into the “goth world” and after and what she learned. While this book came out when I was in a sort of similar place as Jade, I am so glad I read it now r ...more
Jade Leighton had a hard life, and the time after that wasn’t spectacular either. With the death of her mother when she was little, she decided that not going to feel for anyone or anything anymore is the way to live. Then, she won’t be so devastated when they go. Because in her experience, most everyone goes away – family, friends and even hopes for a boyfriend. It’s just easier to stay apart – let them talk, it doesn’t really affect you if you don’t care – right? Oh how wrong that is, but Jade ...more
Boundless Book Reviews
“Fact is, everyone in the world is going to die at some point. No need to get attached.”

Jade Leighton hasn’t had it easy, after the tragic loss of her mother. It’s haunted her, its left her feeling numb. She doesn’t want to feel, doesn’t want to attach herself to anyone. Which leaves everything in her personal life strained. She knows it but doesn’t feel she has to change.

At first, when I started reading this story. I thought it would be a typical girl has no feelings and learns to open herself
Samantha (WLABB)
As a child, Jade witnessed her mother's death in an horrific car accident. In an effort to protect herself, she decided to stay detached and numb herself from the world. A conversation with her dead mother and a bump on the head brings her into an alternate reality in order to help her see the dangers of living her life behind her emotional armor.
The freaky things shunned by mainstream can be beautiful.

• Pro: The whole Goth thing was secondary to many of the other wonderful messages and ideas in
Aug 22, 2018 marked it as to-read
Wow. I recently unpublished one of my books, & I'm in the process of rewriting it. I just wasn't happy with it, and I felt like those specific characters deserved better than I gave them. Plus, readers didn't respond to it, and it just generally flopped. So this idea is intriguing to me; an author rewriting her first book due to the negative reviews it got, years out.

Showalter is a particularly polarizing author who a lot of people seem to either adore or hate, with little in-between. Her bo
Aug 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Well when I started this one I thought I was going to hit it right off and it was going to be the love of my life this year. But sadly here I am writing a DNF failed read review for it. I am very sad right now.

Do I Recommend this book? Not really

Notes and Opinions: When I picked this one up I was so excited man! I love Showalter and I really wanted to love this one. I mean look at that premise it looks SO GOOD!!! It's all about showing that every
Aug 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book is extremely cliché. I feel like there was no actual meaning to this book, about 20 pages in, I was ready for it to be over.

The story of this book is that Jade and her enemy Mercedes are hit by a car and go into this sort of freaky Friday reality. In this reality Jade, on day 1, seems to care about all sorts of things she had no care for at all in her actual reality. (view spoiler)
Gavin Nelson
No... just no.

This book is not a good portrayal of goth culture or nonconformity. It made outcasts out to be a bunch of snobby dicks and popular kids all airheaded bullies. Jade was so whiny and full of herself! She had no redeeming quality as a character whatsoever and neither did her gang of friends or the enigmatic new kid in school.
Sep 24, 2018 added it
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Stacy Fetters
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
"People are the most difficult thing in the world to change."

Twelve years ago this title was released and it was her first ever ya novel. I remember reading that back in the day and I enjoyed it but it was definitely time for an upgrade.

Oh My Goth is an odd mix of Mean Girls and Freaky Friday with a twist of darkness. A journey through a life you never knew you needed or wanted. Something so out of the ordinary that it feels like a different world.

Jade has always been into darker subjects, sho
Jennifer Thompson-Thalasinos
I read this book when it was originally published back in 2006, in a different life where my dad and husband were still alive. I know I enjoyed it, but I don’t remember specifics. When I found out it had been updated and published again I had to get it!

This book is utterly charming and surprisingly deep. It made me think a lot about my own life and how I’ve handled my life since losing my husband in a terrorist attack.

Jade was in the car accident that killed her mother many years ago. Deciding
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a good read, the story was really sweet. I was pretty skeptical of this book based on the description, but I really enjoyed the story line. I loved how this book explored the character's emotions thoroughly.
The best part of this book is the way it inspires the reader to feel so much.
The worst part about this book is the way the main character talks sometimes. It is not constant, but the main character speaks very melodramatically and at times really overly sentimentally. The thin
Rachel Baynard
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Didn't start out really loving it, but when Jade went to the "other" world, things got a lot better! She really grew as a person and I loved seeing her journey to learn to appreciate what she had. The last 150 pages or so were really good for me and even made me a bit emotional! Heartfelt moments secretly really get to me! LOL. Shh, don't tell.

The only one I wasn't really that hep on was Clarik. I feel like he was a bit much at times in his declarations. I mean, NO ONE talks that way, especially
Laura Metz
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book had all kinds of hidden message the hope for unity, love, and peace between diffrent clicks in society. I'm hoping that middle school girls and high school girls will take the time to read this book. This is what girls need to hear at that age. I wish I had this book when I was at that age. This book is about two very diffrent girls coming to understand that everyone has differences and learning to overcome them in order to find peace and find themselves. This is a truly inspirational ...more
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my Goth! I finally got to read Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter and I was not disappointed. This is actually a re-release with some updates to it and I never had the opportunity to read the original. So, this book may not be entirely new to some readers, however, knowing Gena, I'm positive she threw in some Easter eggs that weren't previously there and merely fine-tuned the story. Check out my full review on my blog here: http://rainydaysbooksandcoffee.wordp...!
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This revamped version of the story was so freaking amazing! There were a few things the same, like the characters, but we learned more about them, and that the world changes and everybody but the outsiders are Goth, but other than that, this book is totally different! Loved it, it was just so great to read!
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was great and had a great message. It touched on grief, depression and mental disorders. The main character, Jade, has to work through all of her issues of the loss of her mother and that all your reactions can have horrible outcomes. It really touches on bullying and how you too can be one without knowing it. Great read and great plot! I highly recommend this book!
Laïa's Cave
Oct 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-eng
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Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a book I didn’t know I needed. It’s light, it’s fun, and it can really hit deep. I cried in a few places and I felt good while reading a lot of places.

If you’re hesitant to read this because it’s YA or not something that’s often in your wheelhouse, don’t be.
Breane Ross
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had read this book in the older version but picked this up anyway on my kindle. This book rocks! You learn along with Jade what has happened and how she and her "friend" need to change. Definitely recommend this book!
April Adkins
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love stories like this. Were characters go to alternate worlds or their worlds flip in a blink of an eye.
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways-won
I really really enjoyed this book and liked how the character of Jade changed and realized that she took everything for grantedand it's definitely a quick read that can be finished the same day.
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh My

What an uplifting story. This should be required reading for teens. Appreciate what you have, or lose it. A heartwarming, wonderful reminder for everyone.
Oct 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Rando find at the library. was interesting.
Jessica Richardson
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really love this book. So good I love the romance in it so cute
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Sep 23, 2018
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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been transl
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