It is the story of high school senior "Charlotte Usher", a misfit outsider whose desperation to be popular lives on even after her sudden death. The audiobook releases of ghostgirl released August [ citation needed ] and ghostgirl: Homecoming released November , [ citation needed ] from Recorded Books in , are read by actress Parker Posey and feature a score by Vince Clarke of Erasure fame. Having graduated, Charlotte is told that she and the other ghosts from "Dead Ed" need to work in a phone bank, where they will answer calls from troubled teenagers in need of advice, acting as the teens' consciences. Before starting, the other ghosts receive 'graduation presents': they are reunited with lost loved ones or dead celebrity idols, and receive spacious apartments.
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He: Uhm, sure, what kind of books do you like? How comes? He: Well, my girlfriend read it last week and she loved it. She said Ghost Girl is one of the best books she had ever read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley.
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. And if I should die before I awake, I pray the popular attend my wake. 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 he Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. 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. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Ghostgirl Ghostgirl, 1. Mar 22, Natalie Monroe rated it did not like it Shelves: boooring , cheesy-cheesy-cheesy , slut-shaming , derp-moments , dishonor-on-your-cow , my-what-a-coincidence , hate-the-characters-hate-the-book , bye-bye-nineteenth-amendment , i-should-ve-said-no , pretentious-indie-record-listeners.
But he had to be. At least that's what it said when she steamed open his pre-registration envelope. I mean, I don't freak out or go off on long tangents Okay, fine, maybe I do, but it's all for a good reason.
Those books pissed me off, whether it's plot, characters, piss-poor writing Ghostgirl has at least two down and I wasn't overly impressed with the plot either. Meet Charlotte, our fabulous "Maybe he wasn't in this class after all! Meet Charlotte, our fabulous main character : "Her whole reason for self-improvement, diet, exercise, blah, blah--everything--was Damen.
All she wants is to be popular and get Golden Boy and she's not about to let a little thing called death stop her. In fact, she'll twist it to her advantage!
If he couldn't actually see her, he couldn't object to her invading his personal space. Charlotte is also a steadfast feminist: "Charlotte had always been conflicted about cheerleading, the basic idea to validate male egos by doing stupid jumps and silly routines, all with pom-poms and a ton of makeup on.
But she wanted to be ogled too. She wanted to be eye candy. Ready to cheer her on as she blunders through the Afterlife? Well, maybe the wide range of side characters will catch your fancy: Scarlet, the emo, goth character "You can expect these type of outbursts from the calorie-challenged.
So she agrees lickity-split to let Charlotte possess her body, so she can hang out ghosts and learn her culture. Petula, the preppy, bitch cheerleader "You can't ban me from the dance! Isn't she chock-full of personality? And if that isn't enough, the writing: "You didn't expect me to wait, like, forever, did you? Dead kids have to take classes to learn how to be a ghost and move on and for plot reasons, it takes place in an occupied school building.
No kidding, they have lunch break with living students, who obviously can't see them, and eat food served by ghostly cafeteria ladies. Even in my wildest dreams, I can't make up something this ludicrous. View all 17 comments. Apr 17, Lissa added it Shelves: I really wanted to like this book. A LOT. I wanted to like it so much that I got its two sequels, Lovesick and Homecoming out of the library at the same time. I put the book down at page The characters are boring and literally make no sense.
The writing is worse than juvenile. And there are errors in it that just make me want to tear my hair out: at one point, a character called Scarlet turns up the volume on her iPod to maximum, then calmly has a conversation with I really wanted to like this book. And there are errors in it that just make me want to tear my hair out: at one point, a character called Scarlet turns up the volume on her iPod to maximum, then calmly has a conversation with another character — without taking her earphones out or turning the iPod off.
I was reading their interaction as if music was still screaming in her ears. It did not endear to me. The book tried too hard to be funny. What bothered me was that she decided to keep living her old life before she had any idea of how to do it. It was ungraceful and unflattering. Charlotte was also an unlikeable character. Whatever his name was.
Heaven forbid if any of us ask why. Why are the cheerleaders so mean to Charlotte? Why is that stupid house so important and why the crap do the ghost kids still go to the living school, side by side their fleshy counterparts? Oops, you're already dead View all 9 comments. Jan 05, Stacy rated it did not like it Recommended to Stacy by: arc.
Shelves: young-adult. I wanted to like this book. I really, really did! What cute packaging! What a great premise! What bad writing : Cliche, upon cliche, upon cliche. View 1 comment. Jan 25, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was ok Shelves: fantasy , paranormal , young-adult , supernatural , school , goth , romance , afterlife.
Coming in Wren, a lonely girl with a gift for communicating with birds, leaves behind a fractured family to investigate her mother's mysterious disappearance on a birding expedition in the Louisiana bayous and enters a world steeped in folk magic. From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a captivating and haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy—a boy who believes he is a saint. What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them? Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief.