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Saturday, April 11, 2009
P.S. I Loathe You-Lisi Harrison @ 11:03 PM

Synopsis (from back of book):

Massie Block: The Briarwood boys have invaded OCD and are taking over everything. Worse, the soccer boys have become so popular that the Pretty Committee's alpha status is in serious jeopardy. So Massie lays out a New Year-New Pretty Committee rule: Anyone caught crushing on a boy will be thrown out of the NPC-forever. But will she be able to follow her own decree when she sees that Derrington has ditched his shorts-obsession in favor of ah-dorable jeans?
Alicia Rivera: Is the opposite of onboard with the boyfast. Her crush, the Ralph Lauren-luh-ving Josh Hotz, is more irresistible than crème brûlée fro-yo. But is he worth losing her spot in the NPC? And taking on the wrath of Massie?
Dylan Marvil: Is so ready for the boyfast. She's straightened her unruly red hair and permanently pressed boys out of her life. If only she could do the same with curly fries and caramel popcorn.
Kristen Gregory: Has traded her sporty-chic Pumas for Billabong board shorts and a shark tooth necklace. She claims she's sworn off boy-crushes, so what's with her Blue Crush makeover?
Claire Lyons: Spent all summer thinking about Cam's one blue eye and one green eye. But now he's moved on to a new girl faster than you can say cuh-yutest couple. At least Claire finally has a secure spot in the NPC-unless jealousy-flirting breaks the boyfast. . . .

Description in one word: Harsh

I really enjoyed this book. So much, in fact, that I read it all in one day. Which isn't really an accomplishment, but oh well. Anyways, I liked it because it was filled with drama, and I just loved the characters. Massie, I was not a fan of, because she was just so harsh on her friends, as she has been throughout all of the other books. I really liked Dylan's character, in the sense that she was sweet and nice to Derrick/Derrington, and didn't seem as high strung as the other girls. Kristen was really down to earth, like me, so I enjoyed that characteristic or her. Alicia was just a jerk. To everyone. One of my favorite characters had to be Claire, because she isn't high maintenance, isn't stuck up like some of the other characters, and will be nice to somebody, even when they are probably one of the meanest people on earth.

Although this book has a common drama theme, I really enjoyed the aspect it was told from. I could always tell what the characters were feeling, and it surprised me that 13 year old girls acted this way in the novel.

Overall, the book was exceptional. I would recommend it if you like drama and reading about true friendship, but I wouldn't recommend it, again, if you aren't a fan of drama.