Friday, December 31, 2010
Some Girls Are- Courtney Summers
Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around. Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first.
Tensions grow and the abuse worsens as the final days of senior year march toward an explosive conclusion in this dark new tale from the author of Cracked Up To Be.
This book was lent to me by a friend who described it like this: "it's a book about a girl who gets kicked out of her clique and becomes friends with a guy who she use to make life terrible for." To me it sounded very cliche but I took it from her anyways planning on maybe reading the first page if that before giving it back to her and saying I hadn't liked it.
She got the book back two days later. not because I hadn't liked it but because I had finished reading it already and had loved it! before I continue I will tell you a secret about my reviewing. I never write a review the day I finish reading the book, I put it down and I just think about what I read. I do this because I want to get the full impact of the book not what my last impression had been, now back to the review When I had finished the book I was in love, if anybody had asked what book they should go out and buy right then and there I sound have told them to get this one, but after a few days of thinking about it I decided that there were a few flaw. The first being how cliche it was in some parts but I was able to get over that because of the amazing characters and how easy it was for me to understand their pain, now that I look back they were also rather dull in parts compared to when I had finished the book, just like the book as a whole (this is again why I wait a few days before reviewing, other wise I would have said they were the best ever).
My biggest negative about this book would have to be the ending. It was short and seemed really rushed. Not only that but it also left me with even more questions then the feeling of closer I like to feel at the end of a book or series. It was a good book over all, and I would recommend it to those looking for a short book to read but I warn this is not one that can be read and re read, at least I couldn't re red it again, not anytime soon (within the next five years or more).
So with all this being said I rate this book from 1, I couldn't finish it to 10, unputdownable, only a 4 1/2. :( It makes me sad to see such a low rating but it just wasn't a book I would eagerly recommend or read again.
Posted by Rebecca