April 28, 2010

She's So Dead to Us

She's So Dead to Us
Author:  Kieran Scott
Available:  May 25, 2010
ARC courtesy of the author and Around the World Tours

Synopsis:  Ally grew up in an ultra-posh neighborhood.   Her family had to move away because of  financial ruin which also affected the other families in the  neighborhood.  Two years later, Ally and her mom move back to the same town, but cannot afford to live in their old neighborhood.   Ally tries to pick up where she left off, but.......

My view:   This was a quick and enjoyable read.  I liked the pages that showed the month and conversation among  the other teens in town.   Example:  August opens with something like  "Oh.My.God. Guess who is back in town?  Ally Ryan!"

Ally is considered a "Norm" by the ultra-rich "Cresties."   She meets Jake who is a new Crestie.  In fact, Jake moved into Ally's old home after she left.  We read alternate viewpoints of both Ally and Jake.  It was good to read the viewpoints of the guy as well as the girl.

Two thoughts by the time I closed the book:
  • Teenagers can be cruel.  I'm glad I don't have to re-live my teenage years.  Who really wants to be back in high school?
  • Huh?  A cliffhanger ending.   So there's possibly a sequel coming out.   Am curious what happens next.

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