Saturday 1 August 2009

GHOSTGIRL: Homecoming

Charlotte may have graduated Dead Ed but that's not the end of her story.

Life, for Charlotte, was one bitter disappointment after another. And it seems death isn't going to be much different. Convinced that graduating Dead Ed was her route to the afterlife Charlotte is a little surprised to find she has to complete an internship!

Answering the phones at a help centre for troubled teens isn't proving brilliantly exciting. Until Scarlet calls: a pedicure-gone-hideously-wrong has landed Petula in a coma and Scarlet thinks Charlotte is the only person who can help...

This is the second book in the Ghostgirl series. And just like the first one, it's absolutely beautiful. The slim line hardcover is dark blue this time, but just as gorgeous inside and out. These books are lovely to look at, that's for sure. They look awesome on my bookshelf!

Charlotte might have moved on after graduating from Dead Ed, but now she's stuck working in a call centre for teens. Which happens to come in handy when Scarlet needs her help to save the arrogant Petula, whose slipped into a coma after a killer pedicure.

A lot of the characters from the first book are in this installment, as well as a bunch of new ones - inlcuding one that just might help Petula become a little more grounded. And a girl called Maddy, who becomes Charlotte's friend, annoyed me every time she was on the page. Of course, there's a very good reason for that...

Ghostgirl: Homecoming is another quirky, entertaining, fun book with the perfect dash of dark humour, and an incredible supernatural adventure. The mix of character POVs was interesting, too and kept me reading at a fast pace. Even though I really like Charlotte and enjoyed her story - especially the end - I once again found myself much more connected to Scarlet. She's a very cool character with a lot of potential.

If you like reading YA novels that are a little bit different, but are very clever, then you'll probably really enjoy this one. I know I did!

Ghostgirl: Homecoming, August 2009, ISBN 0755347722, Headline Fiction Hardback


Michele Hauf said...

Every time I stalk the teen section I pick up the Ghost Girl book. I may have to buy it now, thanks to your post.

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Hey Michele! I'm enjoying this series and the books look so lovely. :)

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