Saturday, July 24, 2010

Book Review - Some Girls Are

This week I'm talking about the book Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers.

Some Girls Are

Summary: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.

My first reaction to this book was "wow". I read it a few weeks ago and I still can't get over just how well these characters were written. The main character is flawed, her former friends are downright mean, and Michael is portrayed perfectly. When I wasn't reading the book, I found myself obsessing over the pure hell that Regina's "friends" were putting her through, as if these things were happening to me. It's books like this that give me some serious writer's envy.

You may also like: Cracked up to Be by Courtney Summers

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- Read some other reviews of Some Girls Are: Lost in Stories, Crystal Clear Reading, Whimsical, Whamsical, Whumsical
- Add Some Girls Are to your Goodreads shelf
- Follow Courtney on Twitter or visit her website.

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