Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Double Date by Marsha Werner

Double Date
Marsha Werner

Two dates—same night!
 Major oops. When Casey Cartwright's brother begs her to be nerdy Dale Kettlewell's date to the sure-to-be-boring Honors Engineering Awards, Casey says yes. Even though Dale is totally not her type… and might have a crush on her. Ugh. But it's a nice thing to do, and Casey's always been the "nice" girl.

But now, that night conflicts with the biggest event of the semester, the All-Greek formal. Casey already has a date lined up: hot transfer student Rob Howell. He's her plan to get over her sexy-slacker ex, Cappie. And even nice girls get to be bad sometimes, right?

What to do? With a little help from BFF Ashleigh, unwanted advice from frenemy Rebecca Logan and even a push from Cappie, what Casey does may surprise even herself….

This was exactly what I expected. It was cute and quick and simple. It kept true to the spirit of the show as well.

While reading this, it felt like I was watching an episode, but I also wasn't confused. I haven't watched the show since the second season or so and obviously don't know all the relationships going on now, but the book anticipated that not everyone watches the show and filled in many of the blanks.

It was a cute read. Watching as things slowly fell into place for all the book's characters, especially Casey, was kind of fun. The romances and the escorts and the friendships are always kind of heart warming.

I wasn't wowed by this book though. I found myself kind of bored. When I say this played out like an episode, it was exactly like an episode. In Greek, many of the episodes are predictable and similar and tend to end pretty much in exactly the place they began. This means I knew what would happen and that's just not fun. It made for a boring read.

But it was also light and quick, simple. It only took me a few hours when I decided to sit and read it. And it was a nice break between the last book I read, the book for my English class I'm still working on, and the book I'm reading now.

This is light and quick and perfect for those still in love with Greek. It's exactly how it seems it would be.

--Julie

2 comments:

  1. I love Greek (the show)...this book doesn't sound too interesting. Great review though :)

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  2. Thanks for the great review! I've seen Greek a couple times, and thought it was really cute and funny, so that's too bad that the book isn't as good. :(

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