Saturday, August 28, 2010

Some Girls Are By: Courtney Summers


Synopsis: 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.

Thoughts:
Once I got about a fourth of the way in, I could not put this book down. I worked an 8 hour shift today and I stayed up until 3am reading this last night. It's terrifying, beautiful, and real.

We start off with Regina Afton, miss popular, who is apart of the Fearsome Fivesome. Until she is accused by her supposed best friend, Anna, that she cheated with her boyfriend. Regina is "frozen out" of the group, and starts taking serious hits of embarrassment and harassment from the "popular" group. Having no one to turn to, she finds herself starting to befriend a boy who, she herself, tortured. Michael Hayden. Realizing, that she herself was a monster... but once a monster always a monster? Or can things change?

I really, really enjoyed this one! I flew through the pages. This book is crazy true. Things like this really happen in school; All the time. People get bullied, they get abused, and no one does anything about it. They just let it happen, and it's horrible! It truly breaks your heart.

Honestly, I don't know how Regina kept going after everything that was done to her. She was one extremely strong character, that I kind of felt myself admiring. I would have most likely just given up in her shoes. Of course I would have tried something at first, but after continuous bullying, I would have failed. My favorite character was Michael of course. Gorgeous, tragic past, sentimental, emo boy. <3 He did so much for Regina that she honestly didn't deserve. He was a straight up good guy. And though she used to be horrible to him, I think as they get to know each, Regina, does a lot for him too. I really loved the match-up between these two! A lot a lot a lot! :)

Through-out the book, I found myself wanting to kick Kara several times. What a complete jerk. Why would you ever want to be friends with someone like that? And you know what is terrible, some girls are actually like that in real life. Another character that caught my attention was Josh. Though he was apart of the "evil" crew... I really liked him. I think deep down he was actually good and just got in with the wrong people. And Liz, my heart broke for her but I also was proud of her for overcoming everything she did.

This book will teach you a lesson. I'm sure of it. It was a great read and I enjoyed every moment of it! I can't wait to read her next book "Fall for Anything", especially since the boy is a photographer... I LOVE photography. :) 5 out of 5 stars for "Some Girls Are". :)

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