I hope her first book is so much better than her immortal fantasy crap! She is a very good writer and is very intelligent, but after her sophomore year, she hasn't put much effort into her grades and has been receiving lots of c's. She's pretty, smart, and her best friend is the most popular girl at school, M. At the beginning, you see the cracks in their friendship and how strain it really was. When you get a guy's number and the chances of seeing him again are pretty slim. Does she tell the truth? Wonderful story that reveals the consequences that result from seemingly innocent lies. Her grade point average has diminished, and there is no hope of her going to college except for her rich father. The Sweet Far Thing Libba Bray 11.
It just didn't feel right and bugged me that even after that her and M would still be willing to pursure guys 6 years older than them. . You want the guy to start touching his penis before you do? Oh, and on top of all that, she's failing all of her classes and might not graduate from high school, never mind college. I mean, I was seriously worried about that for like six months. This girl just naturally excels at it. Only the Good Spy Young Ally Carter 62.
Alex wins some art contest, smiles at M, and finally gets her happily ever after. I liked this book because I felt i could relate to the characters in it. If you ever have any questions, just email us at any time at This email address is being protected from spambots. Gross walks over to a filing cabinet and I watch her fingers deftly crawl over several manila folders until she comes to a big, overstuffed one that she lifts with both hands and places solidly in the middle of her desk. So I promply began to read the first story of the book, 'Faking 19. Frozen Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston 25. There was one point where Alex and Connor slept together and I thought, aha, I bet Alex gets pregnant! I found the protagonist whiny and thought she got exactly what she deserved for lying to everyone in her life she cared about.
How will she survive in the real world? Alex was strong and willing to put faith into hope. I appreciated how the story sounded like it could take place where I live. I liked the cover I read other books by Alyson Noel and liked them What lingering questions did I have after reading this book? I start to gather my long brown hair into a nervous braid. But this book I can't help but dislike. Just a tangled series of sub-plots, where Alex meets a guy, Alex is refused money from her father, and Alex fails a test at school. The author must have been drunk while writing this load of garbage.
I wouldn't want my mom to know what it was about. First-person narration and situations dealing with sex, drugs, and alcohol make this a compelling look at one teen's broken life and how she fixes it. During the week, they do their schoolwork, but on the weekends, they let loose and get wild. I mean,yes I understand the author was trying to give us a breakdown of the dangers of peer pressure and leaving a ragged life but then I was expecting something more insightful and convincing. Beautifully and artfully written by a thoughtful and capable writer. Melissa de la Cruz 148.
It catches your eye before you know the story. It really suits the character. Reader reviewed by Cara After I read this book, I went to the library and checked out every book I could find by her. Ultimately, Alex discovers that there's more to life than who's wearing the prettiest dress or who snags the hottest guy. But the truth is, Alex has some pretty hefty family problems and she's undergoing a major identity crisis.
Formerly an excellent student and homecoming queen, she is quite the opposite now. Like he can swoop in and magically make all her troubles disappear. Seriously, ran for six months at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and she performs throughout New York in new works at the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Ars Nova, among other theaters. First-person narration and situations dealing with sex, drugs, and alcohol make this a compelling look at one teen's broken life and how she fixes it. But, after the initial fun wears off for Alex, she is forced to reevaluate her friendship with M. Alex is from a poorer background. Loud Awake and Lost Adele Griffin 31.
Necromancing the Stone Lish McBride 49. I guess sex does equal love after all. It's their senior year so why the heck not? She's got a thing for older guys. I wouldn't want my teen girl reading this. She prefers the party life, and is letting her grades slip, although she wants to go to college.
Measure of a Man Akash Shukla January: 23. I mean, don't you have a life? I know that a characters needs to fall in order to grow. Rachel Cohn, David Levithan 89. She wasnt always like this. I wasn't really sympathetic for Alex, either, and it was annoying how she treated her mom like shit when her mom seemed to care a great deal although it's a typical teenage attitude. Also, the title is great.
However, I have a very different view and perspective of this book. Then, Alex became all mad that M's mother accused her of giving drugs to M, and she finally dumps her. The only place I want to go is away. Why did you give the rating that you did? By the looks of it Alex seems to have it all, but. This girl has everything compared to some. Oh, and on top of all that, she's failing all of her classes and might not graduate from high school, never mind college. I really wanted to like this book.