Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Review: I had mixed feeling about this book. Throughout the beginning of the book, I couldn't help but feel like it was just overdone high school drama. The book was centered around hatred between girls who used to be friends. I felt like it was a little bit shallow and when I first started reading it and didn't know if i would be able to get into it. But I easily became sucked into the story and only put the book down to eat and sleep until I was done. Towards the end of the book there were moments full of tension and I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next.
Despite this there were a few things that bothered me about it. First of all, this is one of the few books that I've read where I wasn't really rooting for the main character. Regina feels hurt and betrayed by her friends for what they did to her but she did the same thing to other people. She's just as bad as her friends and that made it hard to sympathize with her. Another problem I had was the fact that, as I said before, the book was entirely hate and revenge. Although most of the book takes place at school Regina hardly ever goes to class and when she was at home her parents were never home. There was nothing to detract from the latest revenge scheme. I also wish there had been a little more background on what had happened to Micheal and Liz. Another thing was I felt like nothing had really been resolved or changed by the end of the book.
As for the characters the only one I really liked was Michael. He was the only one who came across as being a decent person(and I'm not exaggerating when I say the only one). Although he does have his own issues to deal with.
So overall, I thought this book was exciting and entertaining but I didn't really like the story behind all the excitement.