Friday, June 3, 2011

Some Girls Are - A Review

Some Girls Are - Courtney Summers (own)

  • Pub. Date: January 2010
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback , 256pp
  • Sales Rank: 49,075
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • ISBN-13: 9780312573805
  • ISBN: 0312573804


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.

My Thoughts:

Wow this books packs a punch! Sometimes literally. This is an averages persons worst nightmare of a high school life. These girls are the epitome of cruel and mean. They made mean girls look nice.

Regina was part of them, until she wasn't. I found myself both feeling bad for her and thinking she deserved it. Which then made me feel bad for feeling that way lol. A crazy roller coaster of emotions I felt over this main character.

What shook me up most in this book is the adults. It's like they didn't even exist. I kept thinking where are the teachers at? Where are the parents. How can they be so blind to what's in front of their noses. What's so blatant? The sad thing is, it's really common. You hear it all the time in the news. Bullying in school. Only we never hear of it until something tragic happens. I think it's a topic that should be on the table and confronted all the time and not just when tragedy strikes.

Okay I kind of got away with myself on this review, but I kept on topic of the book at least heh.

Great book. Fast read. Read it if you haven't yet.

Author's Website: Courtney Summers


Irene said...

I've read similarly strong reviews of this book. It's on my (rather long) list. I agree with you though where are the adults?

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh wow. Sounds like a crazy world! Those poor kids and where are the adults. Thank you!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh I really liked this one!