Sunday, January 29, 2012

Angelina's Secret by Lisa Rogers

Title: Angelina's Secret

Author: Lisa Rogers

Published: 1 February 2012, Spencer Hill Press

Pages: 260

Summary: 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.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: After reading the synopsis of Angelina’s Secret I was really excited about reading this book.  I do love a good ghost story and while I enjoyed Angelina’s Secret it wasn’t exactly what I had thought it to be.
I had thought that Angelina’s Secret was going to be a creepy ghost story but it was actually a lot more light-hearted and less serious than that.  There was a serious element to the book but for the most part Angelina’s attitude sort of made it more light-hearted and slightly comical at times.

In saying that I really liked the ghosts.  Josie was so nice and I found that I wished things would go well for Angelina but I really did not see how that would work.

In the beginning of the book I found it to be really addictive and so I was just flying through the pages but after a while Angelina’s mother started really getting on my nerves and it slowed my reading down a little bit.  Patty is one of those awful mothers who like to think that everything is their fault.  I have to say that Lisa wrote Patty so well in that sense.

Overall, I enjoyed reading Angelina’s Secret.  It was something different and it’s quite short so it’s easy to read in no time.  I loved the ghost aspect and I look forward to reading more from Lisa in the future.

Source: Purchased

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