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Platinum (2007)

Platinum (2007)
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3.52 of 5 Votes: 3
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038573395X (ISBN13: 9780385733953)
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delacorte books for young readers
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Platinum (2007)
Platinum (2007)

About book: The sequel to Golden, Jennifer Lynn Barnes writes this book in Lilah's point of view. In the first book, Lilah is the stereotypical bitch of high school, ruling over it with her perfect boyfriend and her lovely designer clothing. In the sequel, Lilah remains the Queen Bee, only this time, she has the Sight. Every girl in the James family has the Sight: the ability to do something not normal. Like, Lissy James can see auras, and Lexie James can tell whether people are telling the truth or not. Lilah can see the past. Not believing that she has the Sight, Lilah tries to ignore it. There's a certain ghost boy - at least, she thinks he's a ghost - who's trying to get her to accept her "powers" and give her a message: he's killing people, but he doesn't want to. Is Ghost Boy really a ghost, who is his next victim, and why does Lilah keep getting flashes about a beautiful girl with platinum hair? It looks like Lilah has to come to terms with her power if she wants to do some heroine-saves-the-day-thing. It's a very light book with an interesting storyline and a developed character. You first know Lilah as the bitch but you find that she's not happy with her own personality that much. It's the kind of book where the character does some soul-searching (well, a little bit) and makes a big realization about the kind of person she is. And add in a bit of ghosts and supernatural twists - this is what an interesting read is. But I still preferred the first book.

Teen modern fantasy. Lilah is the hottest of the hot at her school. The in crowd are called Goldens - Lilah, though, she's Platinum. She's also developed an unfortunate case of the Sight, she's apparently being haunted by a ghost who isn't actually dead, and she can't seem to stop looking out for Lissy James, who isn't Golden, has her own freaky Sight powers, and doesn't even *like* Lilah.This is a sequel to GOLDEN (featuring Lissy), which I've not read. I did start the author's earlier book, TATTOO, and then abandoned it due to a) a non-interesting protagonist, and b) my inability to take seriously a book featuring mystical temporary tattoos. PLATINUM, though, I liked. Lilah is an inherently interesting character; her rules are fascinating and quite witty, and her unease with her own amorality makes for a fairly interesting tension. Also - ghost of a not-dead teenage boy. So my thing at the moment. The quasi-sister relationship with Lissy and Lexie is quite nicely shown, too.I had to make a face at the ending, though. Lilah's not really in a different place than she started out, and the relationship with the ghost - the book's primary love interest - isn't resolved at all. There's also no explanation for where Lilah's Sight came from - it's apparently hereditary. My standards for teen fiction are lower than they are for real YA, and it was still a fun read, but I do wish Barnes had found a better ending.
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Akoss
This stand alone and yet sequel to Golden, was just as perky and entertaining. I went through it in one stand (could not make myself put the book down). The author again managed to capture the "teenage girl attitude" all the way through without fail.My only "meh" moment was that other than giving the reader an insight into Lilah's behind the scenes life, it sounded almost like Lissy James. Plus what happened to Cade? I mean he just kind of went "poof" into the background, no epilogue nothing for him. She explained the platinum haired girl, so what about Cade? I wished she had spent more time on him. *sad face*
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Supernatural happenings may be the downfall of the most popular girl at Emory High in Jennifer Lynn Barnes's sequel to GOLDEN. Lilah Covington's mum will be marrying Lissy's uncle, and thus they're family. Lissy, sister Lexie, and their mother and grandmother all have the Sight, each in its various forms - and now it seems Lilah has retronition, the ability to see into the past. That's why only she can communicate with the ghost who's suddenly always around. Plus Lilah's also having visions in which there will be murder...but the only way to stop it and history repeating is to step inside her vision. Lilah is a caricature popular girl: she knows she's on top, and she'll stomp on anyone who tries to better her - even her supposed best friend. There doesn't seem to be any real friendship amongst them, but surely even popular girls experience real friendship. Then there's the girl from forty years ago, who was so in love with her own beauty, power and popularity that she thrived on watching boys fight to the death over her. It's lame, and Helen is a caricature as well as Lilah. But despite its flaws, this is actually a fun read. Try not to think, just speed through it, and you should find it a pleasant way to pass your day
Tez
Supernatural happenings may be the downfall of the most popular girl at Emory High in Jennifer Lynn Barnes' sequel to Golden.Lilah Covington's mum will be marrying Lissy's uncle, and thus they're family. Lissy, sister Lexie, and their mother and grandmother all have the Sight, each in its various forms - and now it seems Lilah has retronition, the ability to see into the past. That's why only she can communicate with the ghost who's suddenly always around. Plus Lilah's also having visions in whi
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