Friday, December 27, 2013

Review | Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

About the book:

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.

Release Date: January 5, 2010 
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin Release Date: January 5, 2010
Genre: YA contemporary (Mature)
Pages: 246

My rating for Some Girls Are:

Initial reaction: I don't even know what to think. This was nothing what I thought it would be. Intense. I can't wrap my mind around it. It hardly even ended! It was closure without closure. Gosh, I don't even know what to think right now. Rating? I can't even think about a rating right now.


It started off with a Speak [by Laurie Halse Anderson] vibe but with an actual romance thrown in there. I thought I was going to love this because all the the emotions I knew it was going to evoke from me. Hard subject matter, sweet romance, character and relationship growth galore...


Revenge. Getting even because each person "deserved it". The acts of revenge climbed as the revenge continued from each party. It was horrific. It was so twisted. So, so twisted. I couldn't even empathize or sympathize with the M.C. at some points.

I think I understand the message of the story. It was just absolutely insane how the author conjured and conveyed it.

"A whole world exists outside of that hellhole."

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