Welcome everyone to my stop on the Angelina's Secret Blog Tour. When Wanda asked me if I would be part of the tour I was thrilled because I love a good ghost type story and from hearing how she felt about this book I just had to read it for myself. So thank you Wanda and thank you so much Lisa for giving me this opportunity to read this really kool book.
Angelina's Secret By Lisa Rogers
File Size: 358 KB
Print Length: 260 pages
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (January 25, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Source: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE)
Purchase: Barnes And Noble (link to purchase HERE)
As a child, Angelina spent years in counseling learning that Josie, her imaginary friend, wasn't real, but it turns out her childhood friend wasn't imaginary after all.
Now Angelina has to accept she's either (A) crazy or (B) able to see ghosts. Wanting to believe in her sanity, she chooses (B) and welcomes Josie back into her life. But even Josie can't help her deal with Shelly, the spirit of a confused teenager, and things go very, very wrong.
When Angelina finds herself in a psychiatric hospital, she faces a choice: she can spend the rest of her life pretending to be someone she isn't, or she can embrace who she is and take a chance that she may never get to go home.
I really enjoyed reading Angelina's Secret. It was an enjoyable ghost story without being predictable. The book had a great flow to it and it held my attention the whole time.
When Angelina (Angel) was a child she thought she had an imaginary friend by the name of Josie but when Angel is 17 she comes to find out that Josie is actually a ghost and she tells Angel that she has a gift and that is why she can see and hear her. Pining for her old "friend" Angel welcomes Josie back with open arms but in doing so she causes her mother (who refuses to believe her daughter can see ghosts) to seek help from a shrink that Angel knows all to well from her childhood. In between all of that Angel is trying to make it through high school, being a cheerleader, a recent breakup with her boyfriend, and a new girl in school by the name of Kobi.
Dr. Bowman convinces Angel's parents to evaluate/commit her in the hopes of curing her of believing she can see and talk to Josie. While being hospitalized, Angel finds some unlikely allies to help her hold on to her sanity and figure a way out of her nightmare.
I loved the fact that Angel, much to her detriment, refused to let her mother suffer thinking her "condition" was her fault just so she could go home free. Most teenagers would rather let their parents take the blame if it would mean they could leave an insane asylum. Angelina held her ground and refused to take the easy way out, just so she could go home. On a scale from 1-10 I give Angelina's Secret a 10. It was a refreshingly different ghost story with a steadfast female character. If you are looking for a great ghost story, unlikely allies, true friendship, or are just looking for a great story that flows well and fast then Angelina's Secret is the book for you. Pick up a copy for yourself and let Angelina's Secret make a believer out of you.
Next stop on the blog tour is at Book Reaper