Have you recently been humilated in front of your friends and family at your former best friends birthday party? Was your almost boyfriend partly responsible for that humilation by withholding some vital information about where your estrangerd father is? Did you come home to find said estranged father sitting on your stoop?
If so, then it sounds like you could use a vacation! The Jersey Shore is the place to be. Your mother may be living with her boyfriend of only a few months, but at least the stunt Shannen pulled has put some of your friends back in your court. Even so, you're still angry and what better way to get over Jake than to blow off some steam with local guy, Cooper. People will hardly recognize your new attitude, but the old one wasn't getting you anywhere, so who cares!
Jake Graydon, an exciting opportunity is waiting for you in the service industry!
Are your grades so low your parents have grounded you for the summer? Did you the girl you really like unceremoniously leave you behind? Would you rather eat dirt than see your friends again? Then a job at the local coffee shop is just the ticket! Suprisingly, Ally's father is the new manager so you get to be reminded of her nearly every day. Maybe it's time to start flirting with your best friend's ex or even taking school a bit more seriously. Especially when you finally see Ally and she's hanging around with some loser and it's couldn't be more clear that she is over you.
Have a great summer!."
My Review: I really liked the first book of this trilogy, She's So Dead To Us, but unfortunately, this book misses the mark. Where the first one was a good mix of dramatic and comedic, this book started edging towards cheesy soap opera material. Ally wasn't as gutsy or cool this time---she seemed more like a "forever alone" catatonic Bella Swan-type in this book. And Jake was no longer confident and interesting---he just seemed whiny and desperate. Both of them kept messing up and instead of sitting down and talking about it like MATURE ADULTS, they both kept getting mad at each other for stupid little things. Honestly, the way they acted, you'd think this was a love affair to rival Romeo and Juliet's, or something like that...when it's just two teenagers in love. Not to sound harsh---but it's not exactly the hugest deal in the universe. Also, the plot lines were pretty lame and cliche this time, and---like I said---started getting more and more soap opera-y as the book progressed. Case in point: the ending of the book? MAJOR shocker, MAJOR cliffhanger...but also the plot to MOST cheesy soap operas. I'm not sure if I'll be reading the third book in the trilogy, after this sophomore slump of a book.
Cover: It's clever, I suppose, but I don't think it quite properly conveys the plot. Actually, the cover kind of has nothing to do with the book at all...
Overall Grade: D+