Friday, June 8, 2012

BLOG TOUR # 29 - ANGELINA'S SECRET by LISA ROGERS - ANGELINA'S SECRET # 1 - BOOK REVIEW


Today on our stop of the tour, I have my book review of Angelina's Secret by Lisa Rogers.

By: Lisa Rogers
Published By : Spencer Hill Press
Released : Available Now
Details : Digital , 232 Pages

RATING: 4 GHOSTLY STARS!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

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.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :

Angelina gets premonitions. She has dreams. Unfortunately a cheerleading routine winds her in hot water and she ends up in a mental hospital.

Angelina sees ghosts. Her imaginary friend from her childhood, Josie ,has resurfaced and this sets of more ghosts finding their way into Angelina’s path. Rosie was handy, she knew what was good off the menu...lol!!

On a more serious note, I could not stand Patty, Angelina’s mum. I thought her behaviour to be too excessive and down right unsupportive, to the extent her daughter was hospitalised. I thought Patty thought more about herself than her daughter.

Dr Bowman I found a little annoying as well. She convinced Patty to not believe in her daughter.

I liked Kobi and the forming of their friendship under unusual circumstances.

Josie was cute with her misunderstanding of the modern day lingo. If Josie had stayed out of Angelina’s life, then she may have continued with her mantra ‘Josies not real’, like she was taught when she was a little girl. It may have saved her a whole lot of tears.

So what if you believe in ghosts or you see them. John Edwards is not in a mental facility. People pay to see him and hear what he has to say. I think Patty’s own fears made a whole lot of mess for Angelina.

I loved Sam. He knew his sister wasn’t crazy. He was even willing to find a reason for what she saw. I loved he was open minded.

I did enjoy this book , no matter how angry I got with Patty. I think it has to do with being a mum, and believing I will support whatever my kids tell me. I thought it was a great ending to this story.



June 4th - (Review & Blog Tour Intro) www.goodchoicereading.com


June 5th - (Review) Claire @ www.clairelouisereads.blogspot.com
(Guest Post) Amanda @ www.hippiesbeautyandbooksohmy.com


June 6th - (Review) Savannah @ www.bookswithbite.net


June 7th - (Guest Post) Krystal @ www.livetoread-krystal.blogspot.com
(Review) Michelle @ www.novelsontherun.blogspot.com


June 8th - (Review) Trini @ www.abook-loversreview.com


June 11th - (Guest Post) Minday @ www.bookscompleteme.com


June 12th - (Review) Andrea @ www.darkreaders.com


June 13th - (Review) Raquel @ www.skyla11377@blogspot.com


June 14th - (Guest Post) Chayse @ www.bookreaper.blogspot.com


June 15th - (Guest Post) Megan @ www.readingawaythedays.blogspot.com


Michelle

6 comments:

  1. I hate book moms that are crazier than the heroine! sadly that happens in real life too!

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    1. awww...I wasn't hating the mum, I suppose I just didn't understand her not willing to try to understand. She was written well for me to be annoyed by her:D

      Mich

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  2. Thanks for the review Michelle!

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      No Problems, all the best with your writing:D

      Michelle

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  3. Her mum does sound awful, thank goodness for her brother. I really like the idea of this story, I'm sure anyone who had an imaginary friend (or pet) could relate to Angelina!

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    1. I have a friend who had two imaginary friends. I can't remember their names as they were quite strange names:D

      Ya never know when it comes to little people, what is in this world that captures their attention:D

      Michelle

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