Saturday, January 23, 2010
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Publication Date: January 5, 2010
Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
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.
Like it just said above, Courtney Summers is also the author of Cracked Up To Be. I absolutely loved Cracked Up To Be becuase the main character (Parker) was so mean. She told things like they were; for example: if she didn't like someones shirt, she'de tell them. And I'm not like that, so reading about someone who is, really takes you out of your world and puts you in one that you always wanted to be in.
Okay, enough about Cracked Up To Be, because this post isn't about that book-it's about Some Girls Are. And let me just tell you: it was just as good, if not better. And it had all the aspects of the "mean girls" just like Cracked Up To Be-but ten times meaner. At times I thought Regina (the main character) would wake up around...let's say chapter four and be like oh my gosh that was the worst nighmare of my life. But no-it wasn't a dream.
The plot line at times was a little unbelievable. For example: when Regina's old "friends" were being so mean to her and painting bad words on her locker and throwing her books in the pool, where were the teachers? In real life, the teachers and principal would have known what was going on. And at times, Regina was really hard to like as a character. She always felt so bad for herself, while in the first place-she put people through so much worse! But I guess, books can't really be too realistic in the first place else it wouldn't be a book.
Will I reread it?
It overall had a great tone and it was different from anything else I've ever read. Courtney Summers really knows how to write, and I will be looking forward to her next book.