Thursday, April 29, 2010

Review: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

Some Girls Are

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

 I just made 25 years a couple of months back so I recall high school very well. Plus, I have a
sister and several cousins who are still in HS..... so now I ask-
Is High School really like this?

Granted living on an island can be considered isolated compared to the large populations found around the States. But seriously, is HS this much of a war zone? Teachers and Staff
that oblivious?

Some Girls Are is a fast read.
Regina is an interesting character.  She is one I have not read often. I am used to falling in love with the heroine and rooting not stop for her but with Regina I welcome the change. I find Regina's character refreshing in the sense to change things up.  I was cheering for her but at the same time pissed and annoyed with her.
Regina is a b!7*# in reform.
She gets a taste of her own "freeze-out-bully" medicine. When Regina is hurt and confides in Kara who then  takes advantage of it and throws regina to the sharks.  Come Monday after a seemingly normal party Regina is iced out cold.
Ana, Kara, Jeanette and Marta give Mondays a whole new reason to hate other then the norm of not wanting to wake for school after a great weekend.

Page after page is a closer and closer look into who Regina is, the life she had led, the pain that she and the fearsome Five have caused, and the girl she is becoming.
There were parts that I wanted to scream my head off because Regina took the abuse and she never said a single thing to her mom or anyone that could help her.
 Other parts I wanted to see her in pain for all she's caused.
Then I wanted to she her heal and connect with Michael.

All in all, Some Girls Are is a fantastic read.  One day is all it took to read.
The transformation that Regina goes through and the challenges she faces are intriguing and
as a reader I am glad to have experienced it.

Some Girls Are is a novel I decided to read because of all the blog reviews and my friend Kainani
recommended it on shelfari.

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Morgan said...

This is one of my favorite books. I absolutely loved it. And I completely agree with you that it's a fantastic read, great review.

Chas @ LLL said...

It really was!=) I am going to try to read Courtney's other book Crack Me Up!=)

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