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
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 ...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
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 ...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
HOLY DIALOGUE TAGS BATMAN
HOLY HORRIBLE WRITING BATMAN
HOLY OFFENSIVE-MENTAL-HEALTH-JOKES-FROM-CHARACTERS-WE'RE-SUPPOSED-TO-ROOT-FOR BATMAN
HOLY CARICATURES BATMAN
HOLY BAD WORLDBUILDING BATMAN
HOLY HORRIBLE PLOT BATMAN
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?)
HOLY WHAT DID I JUST READ BATM ...more
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 ...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
Ideen fungerer på papiret fint, m ...more
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 were h ...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
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