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Perfect You
Perfect You
by Elizabeth Scott
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.03

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Book, 24 April 2009
This review is from: Perfect You (Paperback)
Kate's life went down the toilet, the moment her dad decided to quit his job and pursue his dream of selling Perfect You vitamins in the mall. Much to Kate's embracement, she was compelled to help him out in the little booth they have set in the mall. Around the same time, her one and only best friend stopped being friends with her and started hanging out with the "It" crowd in school and acted like Kate is invisible and their friendship has never existed. Oh, and this notoriously hot boy starts paying her some attention, and seems to show up wherever she happens to be. Even though deep down Kate finds him attractive, she is not one bit thrilled of his attentions for her because she knows she means nothing to him; she is only his latest hookup. Thrown on top of all those events is her pain-in-the-behind grandmother's arrival which stirs up more fights and tensions in their already dysfunctional house. That and the fact that Kate's unemployed recently-college-graduate brother is living with them.

I loved this book a lot, I have read so many raving reviews about this specific book and I think it was well deserved. Even though the events might seem peculiar the emotions and the conflict displayed in this book is very raw and sound very realistic. I also liked the fact that the conflicts the author has brought up are ambiguous, and you'll be empathetic towards the protagonists confusion. Perfect You--a perfect read


The Book of Luke
The Book of Luke
by Jenny O'Connell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.64

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Book of Doom, 17 Jan 2009
This review is from: The Book of Luke (Paperback)
When Emily's family decides to move back to Boston, Emily is distraught; she's already in her senior year of high school, she has already made best friends with Jackie and Lauren, and she already has a boyfriend, but now that she's moving back everything that she has worked hard to gain for the last two years will go unheeded. Worst of all is that few days before moving, Emily's dad decides he needs to stay in Chicago and "figure things out." When Emily reenrolls in her old school I n Boston, she's surprised that things has changed when she left two years ago, her two best friends though Josie and Lucy are glad their former best friend has come back, but they ask her to do the unfathomable; they want her to date invisible-guy-turned-obnoxious-hottie Luke, only to take him unguarded and humiliate as a revenge for dumping his ex, Josie, by Email. Hmm..seems like Emily has got plenty on her plate, will she be able to please her friends and play along in their vengeful scheme, or will everything go wrong like they always do when it concerns Emily ?

I loved this book, when I read the synopsis and the reviews, I thought it'll be just another YA book; a little bit of romance, and little bit of fun, and lots of drama. Well, it wasn't that this book didn't include all of these aspects, but it also entailed deeper concepts, like how do teens deal with college preparation, how do they deal with moving, and how do they deal with their parents' marital problems. So it really was a coming-of-age-story of a teenage girl trying to figure who she is and where does she stand in her ever-changing life.


The Princess Diaries: Ten Out of Ten: 10
The Princess Diaries: Ten Out of Ten: 10
by Meg Cabot
Edition: Paperback

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A satisfying finale to a great series, 7 Jan 2009
In the final installment of Princess Dairies, Princess Mia Thermopolis goes through some pretty intense and stressful times that all students go through- choosing a college to go to after graduating from high school. But Mia has got more on her plate than she can deal with; she's stressed about her father's political campaign. She's worried about her repeatedly rejected novel that she has written for her final senior project, the extravagant party Grandmere is throwing her for her upcoming eighteenth birthday, and oh, the fact that Michael Moscovitz has come back from Japan, and she suddenly misses sniffing his neck when she already has a boyfriend whom she actually cares about. How will Mia solve her entangled issues in this gripping finale, and will she achieve the self-actualization she so wanted to fulfill at the outset of the series? Read to find out.

Although the ending was predicable, the book was thoroughly entertaining. Avid fans of Princess Diaries will not be disappointed by this finale. I have practically grown up with the princess diaries, as I started reading them when I first entered high school, and so I thought many of the book's part were very nostalgic. So sad to see the series end, but very glad it ended satisfyingly.


Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys
Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys
by Kate Brian
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.03

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Marvellous Guide to the McGowan Boys, 17 Dec 2008
Megan Meade, a military brat, is distraught when her parents inform her that they will be moving yet again to another base in Korea, just when she has finally settled in her school and made friends with Tracy. When her parents see how upset she is about the moving, they give her another option; she can stay in the states, but she has to live with the McGowans, a family friends consisting of Mr. and Mrs. McGowan and their seven boys. Megan is torn; which would be worse having to go to a strict all-girls' school in Korea or living with seven annoying boys? She chooses the latter. What Megan doesn't expect is that the McGowan boys have grown to be handsome young men. How will Megan go about living with the McGowan? Read to find out.

I highly recommend this book; it will keep you on the edge, wondering what new pranks the boys will play on Megan. At times though, I thought the plot was happening too fast, or maybe it was me who was reading so fast to know what's going to happen next. While I liked the last scene between Doug and Megan, I thought the very last sentence of the book was confusing, it suggested that there will be a sequel. If Kate Brian isn't planning on writing a sequel I see no point of writing that last few lines (can't say what it is, don't want to spoil it), so I'm hoping there will be a sequel. Other than that, a very good read.
(Taken from my review on shelfari)


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