Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ghostgirl Homecoming - A Book Review

In this New York Times bestselling book, Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she's dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn't stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal.

If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we'll go to be seen.
Last year summer I won Ghostgirl Homecoming from Book Divas!

Ghostgirl (which I haven't read yet) by Tonya Hurley was released in August 2008 by Little, Brown and Company and was an instant New York Times best-seller, hitting the list in September 2008.

The sequel Ghostgirl Homecoming was awesome. I seriously need to get book one and start from the beginning. If I knew how much I was going to like it, I would never have read it before reading Ghostgirl.

Ghostgirl is a story about Charlotte, Scarlet, Prue, The Wendys, Damen, and Petulla, and Maddy

Who can't relate to these books? Charlotte always felt invisible in school. She was teased by the popular kids, ignored by teachers, and dying to be part of the popular crowd, until she actually died on a gummi bear.

Ever wondered what happens when you die? Well for Charlotte, you end up in Dead Ed learning about the afterlife then you spend eternity answering phones in customer service. The only problem is, Charlotte's phone never rings.

Things change when Petula, Scarlett's self-obsessed older sister, is in a coma after getting a staph infection due to a botched pedicure. Petula's soul is waiting in a version of a hospital office. Scarlett knows that if she can contact Charlotte she can help her sister. Can Scarlett cross over? Can Charlotte help? Will it all happen before Petula dies? Who does Damen love? Who are the Wendys based on? Don't worry dear readers, these answers and others will be revealed by the end of the book. Well, except the one about the Wendys. I despise them!

Ghostgirl the Homecoming is named for the Homecoming Dance. The book is funny, witty, and would be a fabulous movie. I loved it!

Fantastically fun book! I will be on the lookout for more Tonya Hurley. 

My personal recommendation is that this book for 13 years and up!

The next up for me is: Ghostgirl


  1. You have an award!

  2. Now I took time to read the review, I'm gonna check it out when I find it.

    Great review!

  3. What an interesting sounding book. I've never seen a book dealing with death in such a humorous way.
    I'll look for it when I'm done with the list I have in my Kindle.

  4. Sounds great--choked on a gummi bear. What a way to go!


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