Homecoming (Ghostgirl #2)
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...more
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...more
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....more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Rating: 1.5/5 stars
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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...more
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...more
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...more
On a side note- was this origanily published in a sp...more
Tonya Hurley got me off guard on this one, how was I supposed to know that the afterlife of everyone that graduated became the operator for troubled teens. I wonder how that would be like, and I thought of if it is possible, who's my operator, just a small childish thought So many mysteries and afterlife adventures came out to Charlotte and Scarlet. It kept me flipping through pages non-stop, some scenes were all so sudden that I had to reread pages in order to recover. I...more
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....more
OPINIÃO: No segundo volume de "Ghostgirl", Charlotte já atravessou o mundo mortal, mas contrariamente ao que ela pensava, vê-se presa a um trabalho aborrecido de call center. O objetivo é ajudar os adolescentes mortais a resolverem os seus problemas, mas o telefone de Charlotte não toca e ela angustia-se neste pós vida que a leva a desejar novamente estar viva.
Enquanto isso, Scarlet vive novos sentimentos, como a insegurança e o ciúme, até a sua irmã Petunia sofrer um acidente bastante hilar...more
"'We're all alone in death...and some of us after,'..."
In Ghostgirl, Hurley wrote a different and beautiful story about a girl named Charlotte Usher who yearned to be popular. After talking to the guy of her dreams, though, she choked on a gummy bear and died.
In Ghostgirl: Homecoming, the second book in the series, Hurley wrote another astonishing world of the Dead. If in Ghostgirl there was Dead Ed (the high school of the dead), in Ghostgirl: Homecoming, there'...more
Scarlet has her own troubles: Petula developed a staph infection from a pedicure. (Why this causes other girls to go to that salon, I don't know. Even if you want to show tragically...more
Ghostgirl actually took me awhile to get into, but once the story got go...more
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...more
Scarlet has put up with a lot from her sister over the years, although Petula has put up with her fair share too, after all Scarlet is now with Petula's ex-boyfriend. But when it comes down to it Scarlet is willing to do alm...more
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