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Friday, April 29, 2011

Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales

Title: Mostly Good Girls
Author: Leila Sales
ISBN: 9781442409996
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page #: 347
Source: ARC from the publisher (little delayed review)

"Smart, wryly funny, and likable sixteen-year-old Violet is doing her best to juggle the academic, social, and extracurricular stresses of junior year at an elite prep school. Between snagging the attention of the boy of her dreams, saving her disintegrating friendship with her best friend, Katie, and - oh, yeah - passing her classes, Violet's got her hands full. Her witty, vignette-style narrative will captivate and amuse readers from the first page."
First Lines:

"Poor Mr. Thompson. Mr. Thompson is my precalc teacher, and he is also the only male at the Westfield School. Unless you count Mr. Roebeck, the bio teacher, which I don't, because he is approximately two million years old and the only manlike thing about him is that he wears neckties."
Page 3

After reading a crazy book a few days ago, Mostly Good Girls was the perfect relief book. A fun, girly story that gave me all the drama I could handle :).

It's a book about two girls that go to an elite private school - they are as close as sisters and do literally everything together. When Katie starts to pull away, our main girl Violet doesn't understand what's going on. The story is mostly about friendship and how people grow apart and can grow together. Very realistic story.

I think this is a theme that just about everyone can relate to. Who doesn't have a good friend from childhood that just took a different path and you miss terribly?! I know I have a few of those. They always seem to be the people you cannot imagine living without - but I suppose growing up happens to the best of us :).

While this is a story we all relate to, Violet is hilarious. There's something about their humor that is just quick and witty and fun. These two girls are ones that I would love to hang out with. Even when they are having fights, they still understand and love each other so much that it's super obvious. Who doesn't want friends like that?

I will be recommending this to girls who are looking for stories about friendship - and the whole chick lit thing. It's the perfect book. There's a little romance, but it's more like obsessing about boys from afar. So that's a bit of it, but more friendship stuff. There's a little bit of language and drug use, but I think this book will be good for 9th grade and up. It's a really cute story and I look forward to seeing more from this author!
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds really good and I love that cover - gray is my favorite color :) - I'm going to try to check it out!

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