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Homecoming (Ghostgirl #2)

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  5,725 ratings  ·  274 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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"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
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
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
Kim Baccellia
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Boring, simple as that.
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!!!!!
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
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
The story is highly unique.
Girl fights, sororities, love, trust and friendship. <3
Jenny Clark
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
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
Joan Sebastián Araujo Arena
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 Black

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.

Charlotte (A.K.A. Ghostgirl) has graduated from Dead Ed, a school which teaches ghost children how to live up to their ghostly potential, and is told that she and the other ghosts from her class need to work in a phone bank, where they will answer calls from troubled teenagers in need of advice. Before they start work, the other ghosts are reunited with lost loved ones, everyone that is, except Charlotte. The other kids are given apartments, and receive dozens of calls, but Charlotte doesn't re ...more
Charlotte Usher is having the same kind of luck in the afterlife as she had when she was alive--no one will pay any attention to her! Her Dead Ed friends are so wrapped up in their reunions with dead family members and their internship activities they seem to stop noticing Charlotte. That's a familiar place for Charlotte, who died trying to become popular. She ends up hanging around with Maddy, another loner who actually seems to be nurturing Charlotte's insecurities. Then Charlotte's best frien ...more
Marilou Go
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E. Anderson
Attention goths, gouls, and undead cheerleader wannabes - the much-anticipated sequel to ghostgirl is now available! In the follow-up to Tonya Hurley's best-selling debut, Charlotte Usher is struggling with her new un-life. After passing "Dead Ed," she and her classmates are assigned to a phoneback, acting as a heavenly conscience for troubled teens. But her phone never seems to ring, her friends seem to be ingnoring her, and her new room mate, Maddy, is strange at best. Most of all, she misses ...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
Eliora Vespera

"'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'
GHOSTGIRL: HOMECOMING picks up a little while after GHOSTGIRL, when Charlotte has had some time to get used to the next phase of her afterlife. Not that there's much for her to get used to. She's supposed to be counseling troubled teens, but her phone never rings. The one day it does, her frenemy roommate answers it.

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
Sarah BT
I really enjoyed these books. They took a typical high school popularity story and adding a Gothic twist. The School Library Journal review on the back of the books says they're reminiscent of Tim Burton, and I somewhat agree. But I don't think the books are so heavy on the dark Gothic side that readers who aren't usually drawn to that couldn't enjoy them. Mostly, they're a fun satirical look at high school and popularity.
Ghostgirl actually took me awhile to get into, but once the story got go
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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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