Monday, November 28, 2011

She's So Dead To Us by Kieran Scott

Amazon Description: "Ally Ryan would rather be in Maryland. She would rather be anywhere, in fact, than Orchard Hill, site of her downfall. Well, not hers exactly—but when your father’s hedge fund goes south and all your friends lose their trust funds, things don’t look so sunny for you. Her mother moved her to Maryland to flee the shame, but now they’re moving back. Back to the country-club, new-car-every-year, my-family-came-over-on-the-Mayflower lifestyle that Ally has outgrown. One bright spot, however, is gorgeous, intense Jake Graydon. But it won’t be easy for the two of them to be together—not if his friends (her former friends) have anything to say about it. Is Ally ready to get thrown back into the drama of the life she left behind?"

My Review: This is a pretty good book! The best part about it was the main character, Ally: she was very realistic, fresh, and sassy. As far as main characters go, she was a very good one. Jake was also a pretty good character---I liked how they made him a little flawed and not just the prototypical Prince Charming. Jake and Ally's rocky relationship and numerous struggles also made the book more enjoyable, because they seemed more realistic. In most romance YA books, the couple has, like, ONE problem, and that problem barely constitutes as...a problem. It has you rolling your eyes and thinking, Okay, we ALL know you're going to end up together, so please just shut up and get over it. But with this book? No way! There were definitely parts---like the ending, which is a cliffhanger, and makes me want to read the sequel!---where I was like, Okay, there is NO way they're going to end up together. No. Way. So the drama makes it intriguing. The fighting between the girls was okay---it seemed kind of weak to me, probably because I just got done reading a book that properly depicts seriously vicious and brutal girl fighting (Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers)---but it was okay, it didn't ruin the book. And the description of the quaint, wealthy little town she lived in with its nicknames for its shops and the wealthy people (the "Cresties") made it more fun to read, because settings like that are just cute.

Cover: This cover is okay, I suppose: it shows a girl ostracized by a group of girls and one guy, which happens in the book, so it's true. The font is cute as well. But I like this version of the cover much better; it's much more chic.

Overall Grade: B+

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