I can see the charms of this book and understand its reputation, but it's just not for me. - Love at first sight I can believe. What I don't believe is that a girl raised 150 years ago would immediately fall into bed with a guy at the first chance she got... at school even!- The only Christians described in the book were religious nut-jobs. I know there are Christians out there like Dan and Kathy, but they're few and far between, and I would have liked to see that acknowledged.- The entire concept of how the spirits got bodies seemed questionable and contrived.- I liked Mr. Brown and was very disappointed that his storyline was never resolved.- The ending seemed like a huge cop-out.So why do I still give it 2 stars? Well, it did keep me interested enough that I wanted to see how it ended, and the first half actually wasn't too bad. It wasn't until the second half that things started going down-hill.