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ghostgirl: Homecoming (Ghostgirl #2)

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  6,952 Ratings  ·  313 Reviews
Heaven couldn't be a phone bank, could it?

Charlotte Usher discovers that the afterlife isn't quite what she pictured when she's forced to intern at a hotline for troubled teens. Before she can officially cross over, she'll have to be a source of guidance for one such teen. The problem is she doesn't have much advice to offer since dying hasn't exactly boosted her confidenc
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Published July 1st 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2009)
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Apr 29, 2011 Nicole rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Two words to describe this book: SUPERFICIAL and BORING.

Okay, I'm not usually a bitch to books. I generally favor what I read, regardless if the heroine is stupid or the plot is senseless as long as i get enjoyment from guilty pleasures and books i forced myself to read. In other words, I AM mostly nice even if i insult the main characters.

Sadly, this book failed to captured my attention AND my respect.

*shakes head* now where do i start. The amount of FAIL that this book gets from me is IMMENSE.
May 08, 2010 Truly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Apakah Tuhan menjalankan saluran belanja via telepon? Pikir Charlotte"

Charlotte dan teman-temannya telah lulus Kelas Pendidikan Kematian. Namun alih-alih menuju surga, mereka malah harus menangani hotline bagi remaja bermasalah. Sekali lagi Charlotte harus menghadapi kenyataan yang tidak menyenangkan. Semua temannya sibuk menerima telepon, hanya dirinya yang tidak menerima telepon! Bukan hanya itu, seluruh temannya mendapat hadiah kelulusan berupa pertemuan dengan orang yang dikenal dan dikagum
Brittany P
Jul 14, 2010 Brittany P rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The supposed “twist” near the end reminded me of Scooby Doo. While this book was slightly better than the first, it’s almost as if Hurley can’t figure out what kind of author she’d like to be, what kind of books she’d like to write. Her writing style and characters have changed so much, the first book is only needed for background info on the characters.

It’s more like her writing shouldn’t be published, so much as exist in a High School English class. The ending in this one is almost more clich
Alise  (Readers in Wonderland)
This was awful. I could not even finish it. The first was okay-at least it had SOME plot line-it kept me reading to find out if she got the guy (she didn't). The interesting cover is not enough to keep me reading, and really, the cover is the only thing this book has going for it. I hate the feeling of forcing myself to read something and since I had to do that here-I quit. The writing and story was juvenile, even if some of the topics were not. 50 pages in I am left wondering where this was goi ...more
Emily Hogan
Jun 02, 2010 Emily Hogan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At the end of the first book I wondered if their was going to be a sequel and a few months latter I happily learned that their was another book coming out, the plot centers around the all important high school event of Homecoming, turns out Petulia had flunked her senior year in order to try to win Homecoming queen this year, her now senior year sister Scarlet is having a long distance relationship with college age Damen, both are ripped into a situation when Petulia mystreiously enters a coma, ...more
Kim Baccellia
Jun 08, 2009 Kim Baccellia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charlotte Usher finds out that 'graduating' in the afterlife isn't what it's cracked up to be. She ends up in a phone room, waiting for a teen to call for help. Except no one calls.

Then tragedy hits Hawthorne High's most popular girl Petula. Her sister Scarlet, tries to help. Charlotte is the answer. But will Scarlet be able to get to her in time to save both of them?

This is the sequel to GHOSTGIRL. This fast-paced novel kept me turning the pages wanting to see what Scarlet's answer to helping h
Mar 20, 2011 Mafi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Gostei mais deste do que do primeiro, é mais profundo mas com o mesmo toque de humor :)
Depois da graduação, Charlotte e outros fantasmas recebem a notícia que terão de fazer um estágio onde terão de responder a telefonemas de adolescentes que tem problemas dando conselhos. Mas antes de começarem todos recebem prendas devido à sua graduação infelizmente Charlotte não recebe nada dos seus pais e é a única que não recebe telefonemas. Mas a chegada de uma nova personagem Maddy irá trazer muitas aven
Ana Palitroche
Dec 17, 2011 Ana Palitroche rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prestados

Y otra vez volví a agitarme interiormente. ¡Tonya, ¡¿qué has hecho?!
-se da de golpes contra la pared-

Pues como el primero no me dejó un buen sabor de boca, estaba segura de que éste no sería mucho mejor. Era mejor pensar eso y que me agradara el libro, a tener expectativas muy altas y terminar odiándolo. Y así fue…

Charlotte ha madurado un poco. ¡Sí, lo hizo! YEY!... pero se siente sola. Además, la gloria que pensaba obtener al final del primer libro se ha esfumado y vuelve a ser marginada y sin
Update 08/27/2014

Rating: 1.5/5 stars

If you'd like to see this review on my blog.

Homecoming is the second book of the Ghostgirl series, starting right where the first book left off. It tells the story of Charlotte after she and her classmates graduate from deadthology class. But crossing the threshold isn't as great as Charlotte imagined.

This second installment in the Ghostgirl series was as much a disappointment as Ghostgirl was. As full as potential as bad plot development.

The characters contin
Michelle Mouse
Mar 11, 2012 Michelle Mouse rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Para ser sincera esperaba que Ghostgirl fuera de esos libros únicos que hoy en día escasean, pero me llevé una sorpresa al encontrarme con su continuación, fue grata ya que el final del primer libro fue abierto y daba mucho que imaginar. Ghostgirl, el regreso fue toda una odisea, no pude empezar a leérmelo hasta cerca de tres meses después de comprarlo y aún así se me hizo eterno, la actitud de Charlotte a cambiado, es más madura y astuta pero sigue pareciéndome una chica algo patética y autodes ...more
Now that Charlotte has finally graduated from Dead Ed, she will be going to Heaven, right? Nope.

Instead, she is stuck giving advices to troubled teens through a hotline by being their "conscience". Except, she never gets any calls. Fun. Is this how the Afterlife supposed to be?

Damen is at college now and Scarlet feels that their relationship is slowly deteriorating. Her utmost popular sister, Petula, is getting glammed up for homecoming. But unexpectedly, she falls into a coma after a bad pedicu
Jan 28, 2011 Alice rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can envision Ms. Hurley as a very likeable Goth. She's fun, quirky and an all-around sarcasm-user, that's for sure. Wtih Charlotte and her friends, Hurley creates a world of life and death that is humorous, loving, and not at all macabre. Although I would have enjoyed the occasional Poe-style horror.

Sometimes, though, the way Hurley writes just rubs me the wrong way. Several times through out the book, I had to keep reminding myself that it wasn't Hurley's thoughts resonating through the words
Mar 09, 2009 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those "horror lite" books - Charlotte has graduated from Dead Ed. and is stuck in customer service (which consists of waiting for Those in Need to call in for help, at which point she's supposed to act as that small, still voice that gives them good advice). She's living with Maddy, who appears to be one of those controlling friends that doesn't want Charlotte's old friends to be a part of her life; those old friends have reunited with people from their pasts and seem to be settli ...more
Dec 30, 2010 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Vuelve Charlotte con más aventuras. También lo hacen su amiga Scarlet y la hermana de ésta, Petula. Pero el lugar es diferente.

Charlotte se encuentra ante una no-vida demasiado rutinaria y no termina de acostumbrarse a ella. Scarlet y Petula siguen con sus vidas en el instituto y Damen se encuentra algo distanciado de ellas. Todo parece muy normal hasta que un tonto accidente hace que Scarlet vuelva a necesitar la ayuda de Charlotte. Ésta que ha sido ignorada por sus amigas, decide ayudarla. Pe
Mar 31, 2009 Violet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got the ARC of this book and I wanted to see what happened, seeing how the last one ended. I was so surprised at the turn this book took! First off, it's much better than the first one and I really liked the first one. This one is much deeper, but still has that hysterical wit and can stand on it's own. The author upped her game even more here. this is what good writing is all about. I can't wait to get the finished book this summer. this is definitely THE book for summer reading. LOVE IT!!!!!
Dec 22, 2012 Jenn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Maybe I should have read the first book in this series before this one. There's a lot of references that made no sense to me. I have no idea how Charlotte died. The Dead Ed only made sense after awhile. None of the characters made me give a damn about them. Petula is a bitch, plain and simple. She could have died and I would have cheered. I won't be looking for anymore in this series. Including the first book.
Nov 14, 2009 Carrie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ugh...I really wanted to like this book but...well, it was only ok. I rolled my eyes throughout reading it. I felt the story was forced and it didn't flow very well. I like to connect to the characters I read about but I didn't like any of them. I slimmed through the middle and the end in hopes to quickly finish and never open it again.
Awilma Acosta
Dec 14, 2009 Awilma Acosta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book ius awsome!!!!!!!!
I really think girls who have bad relationships with their sisters should read this because it might help[ them become friends right away. If not, in one week.=:]
Oct 20, 2014 Ana rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boring, simple as that.
Qana Blue
Sep 10, 2013 Qana Blue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story is highly unique.
Girl fights, sororities, love, trust and friendship. <3
Láquesis Moira

¿Hay vida más allá de la muerte? Charlotte Usher ha confirmado que la otra vida no es tan distinta de la vida antes de la muerte, graduarse de Muertología no fue más que el comienzo, ahora Charlotte debe enfrentarse a un aburrido trabajo como asesora en un centro de ayuda para adolescentes; sin embargo, todo cambia cuando su amiga Scarlet se comunica con ella solicitando su ayuda para salvar a Petula, la cual se encuentra en coma después de tener una cita con el joven Josh Valence, un jov
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HOLY MISREPRESENTATION OF HOMECOMING QUEENS BATMAN (from your friendly neighborhood homecoming queen who *gasp* is a human and *gasp* defies stereotypes, just like the rest of her fellow homosapiens. A bit more nuance next time, please?)

Safira Khameswari
Charlotte seemed to be always unlucky. Even after she's dead.
Boring enough. The first book was better.
Marilou Go
Apr 20, 2011 Marilou Go rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 09, 2016 Kymberli rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really have no idea why I keep reading this series. It's so bad. The characters are silly. The writing is like bad porn. Just, you know, without all the sex bits. But somehow, I still find myself genuinely curious about how the story will turn out. It's all so foolish but I can't stop myself.

*Spoiler alert*

Some of my Foolishness Favorites:

The former Dead-Ed bunch from book 1 has moved onto dead-ish part 2 and now works in a call center for troubled teens. Although it is unclear how these trou
Jul 14, 2010 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Charlotte may have graduated Dead Ed but that's not the end of her story. Life, for Charlotte, was one bitter disappointment after another. And it seems death isn't going to be much different. Convinced that graduating Dead Ed was her route to the afterlife Charlotte is a little surprised to find she has to complete an internship! Answering the phones at a help centre for troubled teens isn't proving brilliantly exciting. Until Scarlet calls: a pedicure-gone-hideously-wrong has landed Petula in ...more
Dec 27, 2011 Taschima rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Where back in the afterlife with Charlotte, and things don't look so good. After graduation Charlotte seems to be all alright with herself, who she is, and where she is heading. Thing is after the glamour goes off, she is back where she started, being invisible. All her friends are busy with afterlife phonecalls, and reunions, to even glance at her. This doesn't bother her so much, that is until her new friend Maddy come's into the picture.

Maddy likes t
Katja Berger
Aug 15, 2013 Katja Berger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I første bog om stakkels Charlotte, var det de døde der besøgte de levendes verden og skulle lære at leve i den og med den. Denne gang er rollerne byttet mere om. Charlottes kadaverklasse af spøgelser bliver sendt i arbejde, på en hotline for unge sjæle. Når nogle i de levendes verden er i problemer og har brug for et godt råd, forbindes deres sjæl til hotlinen og det er elevernes opgave at snakke de levendes bevidsthed til fornuft, som en lille stemme i hovedet.
Ideen fungerer på papiret fint, m
Elise P
Dec 18, 2009 Elise P rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Before you head back to school, you need to take time to read ghostgirl and ghostgirl:Homecoming by Tonya Hurley (picture below).  Part Beetlejuice , part Christina Ricci's Casper , part Bring It On , the ghostgirl books are the perfect end to summer, get you back in the swing of things for the academic year.  'Cause, let's face it.  School's less about Chinua Achebe and quadratic equations and more about the cute new transfers or who will ask you to the first dance.

Both of these books wer
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Tonya Hurley is a New York Times and international bestselling author of the ghostgirl series (Little, Brown) and The Blessed trilogy (Simon & Schuster). Her books are published in nearly 30 countries and in more than 20 languages. Ms. Hurley has a worked in virtually every aspect of teen entertainment: creating, writing, and producing two hit TV series; writing and directing several acclaimed ...more
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