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Homecoming (Ghostgirl #2)

3.47  ·  Rating Details ·  6,688 Ratings  ·  297 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
Hardcover, 285 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Little, Brown and Company (first published January 1st 2009)
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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
May 23, 2011 Nicole rated it did not like it
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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.
Brittany P
Jul 14, 2010 Brittany P rated it did not like it
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)
May 25, 2011 Alise (Readers in Wonderland) rated it did not like it
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
Kim Baccellia
Jun 09, 2009 Kim Baccellia rated it really liked it
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
Oct 06, 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
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
Ana Palitroche
Dec 16, 2015 Ana Palitroche rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Jan 28, 2011 Alice rated it liked it
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
Emily Hogan
Jun 02, 2010 Emily Hogan rated it it was amazing
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
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
Michelle Mouse
Mar 11, 2012 Michelle Mouse rated it did not like it
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
Jan 03, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it
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
Oct 20, 2014 Ana rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boring, simple as that.
Jan 09, 2016 Kymberli rated it it was ok
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
Mar 31, 2009 Violet rated it it was amazing
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!!!!!
Janine Zachariae
Sep 10, 2016 Janine Zachariae rated it it was ok
What the hell?
Are you serious?
Okay, normally I'm not that kind of reviewer who crashed a book to earth. Really. But I couldn't get along with this at all. While I really liked the cool and gothic girl Scarlet in part One, I began to think that she is just stupid in this book. I mean, common' ... I don'T want to spoil, really. I don't like spoilers on my own. But this book is so stupid and mindless.
The dead isn't funny. I know it's ironic. I really understand this part. But it wasn'T what I thou
Apr 10, 2016 Areli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este libro me fascino completamente , me entretuvo todo el tiempo , simplemente no podía parar de leer, es que no tengo palabras , es fantástico , con este libro Tonya Hurley nos introduce cada vez más en este mundo fantástico, lleno de personajes increíbles. Me gusto más que el primero porque hay más "acción" por decirlo de algún modo, te mantiene más entretenido y no te deja parar de leer.
En este libro charlotte recibe una desilusión total al descubrir que la otra vida no era como se la habían
Jun 09, 2015 Jenn rated it it was ok
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 16, 2009 Carrie rated it it was ok
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
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.=:]
Qana Blue
Sep 10, 2013 Qana Blue rated it it was amazing
The story is highly unique.
Girl fights, sororities, love, trust and friendship. <3
Jenny Clark
Apr 19, 2014 Jenny Clark rated it it was ok
Umm... The characters were all very shallow. Dead teen still wants living popularity? And dont get me started on the Wendys. Petulia is ok, at least by then end, when she actually does grow a bit. She is the only character who has any growth. Charlote is just blah. All of them are nothing but sterotypes, or as my english teacher whould say, charactiures. I think in about fifty years it will be funny, as a satire of our curent teenangers trends.
On a side note- was this origanily published in a sp
Andy Grey Komuro
Jul 13, 2015 Andy Grey Komuro rated it really liked it
el bache oscuro de toda la serie, casi a la par que el #5 (Día de Muertos), no lo disfrute tanto como la primera vez, supongo que mala idea usarlo como curita despúes de no haber podido leer Leal inmediatamente después de haber leído Insurgente....pero ahora lo veo, lo aprecio y le doy su lugar correspondiente de un modo distinto.

NO ME GUSTA: La actitud de los chicos de muertología (durante la mitad del libro) hacia Charlotte...el egoísmo y el destinterés a la orden del día y Charlotte no se lo
Apr 28, 2015 DOCR rated it liked it
Me gusto, pero no tanto como el primero. ¿Por qué?

Este libro inició un poco aburrido, y fue tomando forma con el pasar de las páginas. Fue demasiado gracioso cuando las Wendys preguntaron si Petula estaba embarazada (xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD) y los personajes nuevos en la sub-trama puedo decir que fueron mis favoritos. Mercury-Mary fue la que más me llamo la atención a decir verdad. Y me pareció un acto demasiado bonito que Scarlet entrará en coma inducido por su hermana, de verdad. Muy bonito el l
Karinna Villarreal
Supuse por el titulo del libro "El regreso" que habría otra aventura con Charlotte pero no esperaba que volviera a la tierra de los vivos (claro como ghostgirl), al finalizar el anterior libro quise pensar que ya había acabado su asunto en la tierra y de cierta manera empezar con su vida en el otro mundo. Pero todo lo contrario, en este libro pude observar la impaciencia de Charlotte por no tener nada que hacer al principio de la historia, hasta que recibe una llamada urgente de Scarlet. Por end ...more
Joan Sebastián Araujo Arenas
Dado que el primer volumen de la saga me gustó tanto, decidí sumergirme en esta continuación. Fue un poco decepcionante, dado que la historia cambia totalmente de tono, pareciera que quería reflejar un cambio, la mayor madurez de la protagonista, por ejemplo... Aún así, creo que lo que plantea esta historia es aterrador para cualquiera: en el limbo se trabaja sí o sí, es lo única forma de ganarse la oportunidad de ir al cielo.

Claro que eso no debe preocupar para el que no es ni supersticioso ni
Stacie (MagicOfBooks)
I will also do a video review here at my channel:

Charlotte Usher has passed over into the afterlife and she's forced to intern at a hotline for troubled teens. Charlotte still mourns her former life and feels just as lonely as ever. In the real world, Scarlet's sister Petula is near death. Scarlet needs the help of Charlotte in order to bring her sister's soul back to her body.

My thoughts on book 1 weren't so kind. I utterly hated it. Horribly written, cliche,
Eme Blue
Sep 01, 2014 Eme Blue rated it it was ok
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I read the first book recommended by a friend —especially because of the quotes and references to Poe, an author we both like. I enjoyed it a lot because not only there were quotes and references to great writers, but also to music I loved. Despite its lack of originality (except for the fact that the main character is a ghost girl, for example), I loved how this book could lead teen girls —since it's the main audience for this kind of book — to wonderful literature like Edgar Allan Poe's.

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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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