Thursday, September 23, 2010

Review: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

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Title: Some Girls Are

Author: Courtney Summers

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Pages: 246

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.

Overall: 5 Starts
Five-Star

Review:

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.
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-Some Girls Are-
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-Other Books by Summers-
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Cracked Up To Be (In Stores)
Fall For Anything (Dec. 21, 2010)

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19 comments:

Melissa said...

I felt pretty much the exactly the same way. I hated Regina, but I loved the story...I hated to love it haha Great review :)

Missie said...

Wow! I hadn't heard of this book until your review. Now I'm dying to read it to see what you mean about Regina.

Great review. And thanks for including the trailer. I liked it.

Kay said...

Great review! =)

Midnight Bloom said...

Awesome review... it definitely makes me want to read this book sooner!

I felt the same way about the MC in Cracked Up To Be. I wanted to hate her, but found that I just couldn't. It was such a great book though! :)

brandileigh2003 said...

Thanks for the review. I remember liking this one.


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Katie said...

Great review!! I'm so glad you liked it! I think it's one of my faves!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Okay, so I totally need to read this one. Amazing review! =)

Katie said...

I loved this book. It was hard for me to like Regina too, but I think the story is important to get out there. Being in high school myself, outcasting happens way to much and I think this book offered a good refuge to the other teens who were in the same situation as Regina. Great, thought out review :)

Lu said...

Great review! I really want to read it now!!! Love the trailer :D

danya said...

Sounds like this book managed to evoke a really emotional reaction from you - that's awesome! It's fabulous when an author manages to create really flawed characters that the reader isn't sure if they love or hate.

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Maddie M. said...

Great review, the book looks great, I'm dying to read it!(:-

Judit said...

I haven't heard about Some Girls Are until now but the review is amazing and it made me want to read this book like right now :)
If I only had an unlimited amount of money....:)

hendy said...

This book looks intense. It's not common for a reader to have conflicting emotions about a character who is bullied due to rumors so I'm interested to see how you came to that conclusion.

M.A.D. said...

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Okay, I'm really curious about Regina lol
This book is new to me, but boy does it sound like an intense read!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Wow I love your voice in this review! :D Thanks for the detailed review. I really have to get on and read this one.

Sophia said...

Wow this book sounds really good!! Thanks for the review :) I'm definitely putting this book on my to-read list ^.^

Jenilee Antonio said...

Hello Caitlin! I also love the feeling when I make a connection with a book!
I'm currently reading Cracked Up to be and so far it's awesome. I love how Ms. Coutney Summers writes, so I will definitely check out Some Girls Are. Thank you for your great review!

Mysteriousrose said...

I had not heard about this book before but I really like your review and after I read it I really want to get my hands on a copy of this book so I added it to my TBR pile.
Thank you for a great review.

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