Junior year, the suburbs of Philadelphia. Alex, Mollie and Veronica are those girls: they're the best of friends and the party girls of the school. But how well does everybody know them--and really, how well do they know one another? Alex is secretly in love with the boy next door and has joined a band--without telling anyone. Mollie suffers from a popular (and possibly sociopathic) boyfriend, as well as a serious mean streak. And Veronica just wants to be loved--literally, figuratively, physically....she's not particular. Will this be the year that bonds them forever....or tears them apart for good?
Lauren Saft masterfully conveys what goes on in the mind of a teenage girl, and her debut novel is raw, honest, hilarious, and thought-provoking, with a healthy dose of heart.
Shona's review 1 of 5 stars
Let me start by quoting this part of the blurb.... Lauren Saft masterfully conveys what goes on in the mind of a teenage girl, and her debut novel is raw, honest, hilarious, and thought-provoking, with a healthy dose of heart. Whilst this novel may be raw and perhaps somewhat honest, I cant honestly say I thought any of it was hilarious or thought provoking and I didn't see any evidence of any heart from any of the characters let alone anything remotely healthy. Perhaps I have finally hit that age where I am too old to understand and identify with Young Adult. Although if I'm honest this is not something I would recommend to my young adult reading daughter.
From the first 3 chapters its easy to see that these three girls barely like each other, let alone themselves. I knew I didn't like them either. I knew it was going to be bad, but I really had to see exactly how bad it was going to be. In the end it was pretty much a train wreck. There was nothing at all endearing about a single one of these girls, they were more interested in screwing each other over than actually being friends.
The only reason I'm giving this book a 1 star is because I was actually able to finish reading it.