Monday, June 1, 2009

Ghostgirl: Homecoming by Tonya Hurley

****Ghostgirl: Homecoming by Tonya Hurley****

Originality- 18/20
Characters- 15/20
Remembrance- 7/10
Quote-ability- 7/10
Entertainment- 15/20
Ending- 5/10
Recommend to read- 6/10
TOTAL- 73/100
Grade- C

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 confidence level. But when Hawthorne High's leading, love-to-hate cheerleader Petula and her gothic little sis' Scarlet find themselves suddenly resting-in-peace in comas, Charlotte's opportunity to save them will prove to be the risk of a lifetime-for all of them.

We pick up right where we left on in Ghostgirl, which seems like an important thing to do since a lot happens quickly after. I honestly didn't enjoy this as much as the first one. The whole plot is sloppily written. We are led to believe one thing but then we are spun out of control and looking at something else instead. Ghostgirl: Homecoming did not have the right mix of fun and serious.

All of the dead kids names were always cutesy and lots of the causes of incidents are so unserious. Those parts were fun to read because they were clever. But then Hurley throws in some life lessons, and death, which makes for an uneven mix. I was happy to see that a lot of the characters grew and learned from their stupid mistakes.

Basically though Ghostgirl: Homecoming was just too unbelievable. I found my self feeling frustrated and not understanding why people would do the things they did. Overall I was disappointed, Hurley could have done so much with this sequel, but what I read was a hot mess.

The cover though is, once again, beautifully done. Can you say redeeming quality?

-Amanda

7 comments:

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Emily said...

Haha, sorry, but I just saw that you are reading POSH and Prejudice, and over at another blog they mention PRADA and Prejudice.

It just made me chuckle (:

Insert Book Title said...

Sorry you didn't enjoy this one. I really liked it.

MissMe said...

I LOVED this book! Gotta agree with the critics on this one - it's even more hysterical and more clever than the first. I did go back and read the first one cause there are a lot of questions that are answered in this one. Hurley really kicks it up a notch! Ghostgirl Homecoming is my favorite book of the summer so far! LOVE LOVE LOVE

BookBlogger said...

GHOSTGIRL is the new TWILIGHT!

It was the same thing when Twilight came out.

This book is AWESOME!

Tempestt said...

I can't wait to read it!

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Anonymous said...

You say it's unbelievable? DAH, it's about a ghost! I love that Hurley writes the absurd and manages to connect so deeply with the reader, that and she's hysterical!