Monday, December 6, 2010

Ghostgirl: Homecoming By: Tonya Hurley

Title: Ghostgirl: Homecoming
Author: Tonya Hurley
Amount of Pages: 285
Release Date: July 1, 2009
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Geared Towards: Teens/Paranormal lovers
Extra Info: This is the second book in the Ghostgirl series (List on bottom)
From: Author

"Dead, alive, or in-between, nothing is more futile than being in the right place at the wrong time" (P. 122).

Summary: Afterlife is nothing like Charlotte Usher thought it would be. She's now working in a hotline for troubled teens, but feeling as alone as she did when she was alive because as the days tick by her phone stays silent and her friends seem to be drifting slowly away from them as their phones ring off the hook and they are able to reunite with their loved ones. Nothing seems to go Charlotte's way at all until she meets Maddy, who seems like the perfect making for a best dead friend...seems....

On the other side of death, Scarlet and Petula's lives seem to be going on as normal. Scarlet is going steady with Damen, but they seem to be drifting apart and Petula is dating their rival school's star quarter-back and their last date turns out great until Petula goes pale and comatose and is dumped on the side of the road by her so called "boyfriend". Now Scarlet has to find a way to save her sister and the only way she can do that is to call upon Charlotte before both she and Petula end up dead like Charlotte.

Wdebo's Review: When I finished Ghostgirl, though it was not my favorite book in the whole world, I still wanted to read the second book and I am very glad that I did. The second book's writing improved immensely and I was also able to enjoy all of the characters except for the Wendy's of course because they are total bs.

I quite enjoyed the writing in this book, the storyline was very interesting and quite addicting. I did not see the ending at all which was very nice, a paranormal story where you don't see the ending, it's a pretty novel idea :) The humor in the novel was also added in smoothly which was nice because awkwardly added humor is annoying to read...because it feels like you have to go out of your way to read then chuckle awkwardly at it.

I also enjoyed many of the characters especially Charlotte. I hated Charlotte in the last novel but this novel showed the maturity in Charlotte but it also showed her insecurites which is very realistic because even though she did change she still has some of her old personality that is very hard to change. I of course also liked Scarlet because she's just awesome and Damen is super sweet too. And I also started to like Petula, which is hard to believe but her character did show some humility.

Cafe Cover Chat: I love the Ghostgirl covers so I of course like this cover, but it's not my favorite cover of this series. (B+)

All in all, a great continuation of the Ghostgirl series, and even if you did not enjoy the first book you might enjoy the second one better becuase of the improvment of the writing and characters.

Grade: B+

Wdebo :)


Books in the Ghostgirl series:

Ghostgirl [Click HERE for review]
Ghostgirl: Homecoming [This one!]
Ghostgirl: Lovesick [Coming soon!]

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