A witty, heart-warming, and fun modern take on Lysistrata (Ancient Greek play where the women hold back erm favours in order to convince the men to end the war).
Camy is quiet, has one (male) best friend, and spends her free time tutoring (and not just because the tutor room has the best the view of the football field). But when she accidentally stumbles upon an explosive website and forwards it to the school's Queen Bee, all the hottest girls in school are clamouring to be set up with the non A-list boys. And then there's Camy's old crush, Gavin, who is asking for the revenge... in the form of geek girls for his A-list team. It's war... and it's going to be messy.
There's something so endearing about this book about a quiet yet strong girl that has brains and looks and doesn't know it. And the link with Lysistrata, which flowed throughout the book, is so apt in the current climate. But it was the strength of character that Camy showed in overcoming her sporting injury as a young girl and re-inventing herself before the book even began that had me rooting for her from the start. Pacy, realistic, surprisingly deep, witty, and all-round lovely, this is one I will be re-reading in years to come. Highly recommended.
This book was pretty great. Some parts were very witty, and the humour was on point. The characters were likeable, for the most part, except for Clarissa and a few others from the jerks.
I was totally not expecting one of the twists: the identity of "Admin". It was kind of shocking, though I probably should have anticipated that.
The only reason I'm giving four stars is because I found some mistakes that could have not been there if the authors had reread their work: > "Dad food was great, but a girl had to have a vegetable once in a while." Great sentence, but it's Dad's* instead of Dad. > "The varsity football team had their first game in a couple of hours." This makes sense once you read it a few times, but at first glance, the tenses don't add up. 'Had' and 'in a couple of hours'? No. Alternatives include: "the [...] team were going to have [...]", "the [...] were having [...]".
I had a few more, but these are the only ones I can find.