Title: Some Girls Are
Author: Courtney Summers
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Summary: 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.
Don’t you love that feeling when you make a connection with a book and you just want to keep reading and keep reading until you’re read all there is and you still want more? Well, that’s how I felt about Some Girls Are.
The story is about Regina Afton, a girl starting her senior year of high school at the top of the world. She’s part of the most popular group in school, she’s in the IT group that lays down the laws and those who don’t follow them are banished away as nobodies, or worse, like Regina, they become a target. And Regina broke the all time rule, she slept with Anna’s, the head biotch, boyfriend, or so that’s the rumor. The truth is much, much worse.
From that point on we witness the hell the Regina is put through from Anna and her followers. They torture her, cast her out, make her pay, and she deserves it, right?
Throughout the whole book I was really conflicted on my feelings towards Regina. On one hand you wanted to feel bad for her and stand up for her, protect her from the terrible things that they were doing to her, but on the other hand you hated her. Or at least I did at first. Regina was just like the people that were torturing her. When she was still part of their “clique” she bashed people, hurt them, did whatever Anna told her to do. And I hate people like that. Actually, no, I despise them. People like that are scums and through out the whole book I hated Anna with a burning passion. This is strong emotion and that’s great! The author is doing her job by making us feel through her writing and I think that’s what really made this a great book, despite the fact I felt hate for most the people in it.
Michael and Regina’s relationship, I really liked it. Though a part of me kind of hated that he forgave her for all the things she did, because what she did was terrible, but in the end I felt that I could forgive her too. I loved Michael’s character! He was the perfect mix of indifference and sensitivity and kindness and you just wanted to hug him for most of the book. One of the greatest things in this book was how their relationship developed.
Overall, Some Girls Are is that book you hate to love, your guilty pleasure, the book that makes you feel emotions that you may not want to, but you get through it and though some part may have hit you in a sensitive spot, what this book tells us is to be the better person. And two biotches definitely don’t make a saint.
-Some Girls Are-
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