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Angelina's Secret by Lisa J. Rogers

Sunday, December 4, 2011
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.

Goodreads Summary

Have you ever thought that not all imaginary friends are...imaginary?  The plot of this book incorporates an imaginative take on imaginary friends.  Angelina has always been able to see Josie, but no one else has.  Eventually, Angelina grows up and Josie seems to disappear; however, Angelina begins receiving eerie premonitions and Josie returns to haunt her.  Angelina must decide if what she is experiencing is real or some psychotic breakdown. 

When Angelina states that she does not think she is insane, but does, in fact, see ghosts, her family, especially her mother, is very upset about the whole thing.  Angelina soon finds herself committed to a psychiatric institute.  Now Angelina needs to figure out how to get herself out of this sticky situation and why ghosts are contacting her.  The story takes off from here.

As a character, Angelina is easy to like and fun to read about.  She will appear intelligent, inquisitive, and serious.  The other characters are fun to read about, especially Josie, the reader will enjoy getting to know them.  The premonitions Angelina experiences felt surprisingly real and the author described them quite vividly.  The events were fast-paced, especially Angelina's time in the psychiatric hospital, and the ending could not have ended any other way.  This book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.

4 Stars

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  1. Good review. I'm looking forward to this one!

  1. You will enjoy the book, thank you for commenting!

  1. Thanks for the review Krystal!!!