Friday, June 4, 2010

It Started With a Dare

Title: It Started With a Dare
Author: Lindsay Faith Rech
Genre: YA Fiction
Page Count: 312
Why I read it: Netgalley review copy
Grade: C+
Publication Date: Sept. 2010

Self-proclaimed nobody CG Silverman sees her move to an upscale new school as her chance to be somebody different. Her devil-may-care attitude attracts the in-clique, and before CG realizes it, a routine game of truth or dare launches her to iconic status. While this rebel image helps secure CG’s newfound popularity, it also propels her through a maze of unprecedented chaos, with each new lie and every dare opening doors that, in most cases, were better off left shut. CG is on a collision course with disaster. Will she be able to keep up the façade? Or will the whole world find out she’s a fraud?

My review:
The best way to describe this book is "brain candy". That's all it was. There wasn't a lot of thought required to read it--it was mostly pure silliness. That doesn't mean it was bad. It just isn't great literature, and sometimes that's exactly what I'm in the mood for.

This is a nice one to pick up when you just have a few minutes here and there. The main character is not particularly likable, but she does seem to learn a few lessons along the way.

I would say this is a great book for younger teens to read, except that there is a lot of language and some adult-type situations. This is probably better for older teens and adults who enjoy YA

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