Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales

Mostly Good Girls
Leila Sales
Simon and Schuster's Children's Publishing
[October 5, 2010]

The higher you aim, the farther you fall….

It’s Violet’s junior year at the Westfield School. She thought she’d be focusing on getting straight As, editing the lit mag, and figuring out how to talk to boys without choking on her own saliva. Instead, she’s just trying to hold it together in the face of cutthroat academics, her crush’s new girlfriend, and the sense that things are going irreversibly wrong with her best friend, Katie.

When Katie starts making choices that Violet can’t even begin to fathom, Violet has no idea how to set things right between them. Westfield girls are trained for success—but how can Violet keep her junior year from being one huge, epic failure?

Warning: This review is short because I suck.

This book was really funny. I laughed a lot. But...I don't think I really *got* the book.

While it was entertaining, it didn't seem to me like much happened. I didn't really see any sign of a plot for a good portion of the book. It seemed more like "Today, this happened. Then today, this happened." I didn't get how it all connected.

It's been a while since I read the book, so I don't know what else to comment on. I know the plot did pick up and it was well written but...this just wasn't my kind of book. I appreciated the sarcasm and the characters, but the storyline just wasn't for me. 

I hope some of you try it and you'll "get" it.

--Julie

3 comments:

  1. Huh. Yeah, I'm still going to give this a go. I really enjoy sarcasm, and I've heard Mostly Good Girls has a lot of it. :)
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  2. Interesting review! I've been thinking about picking this one up, but I hate it when the plot doesn't really start until the middle of the book!

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  3. Hmm, funny but without a structured plot? I might give this one a try, but I'll see if my library has it! :)

    Great honest review!

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