Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman

Charlie Healy just wants a drama-free year, but it doesn't seem like she's going to get it. After surviving a middle school packed with mean girls, Charlie is ready to leave all that behind in high school. But then, on her very first day, she runs into her former best friend, Will, who moved away years ago. Now he's back, he's HOT, and he's popular. And he takes Charlie back into the danger zone of the popular crowd. But when a hazing prank goes wrong, Charlie has to decide where her loyalties lie.

I'll be honest. (Aren't I always?) I didn't love this book. There wasn't anything wrong with it, it just wasn't my cup of tea. Sometimes that happens, and it's okay. 

When I was in high school, my best friend's parents bought her the book Queen Bees and Wannabes by this same author. It's the book that the movie Mean Girls is based on. Anyway, it was just a book about the high school hierarchy, basically. It wasn't a novel--more like a pathetic self help book. My friend and I would flip through it and laugh for hours. I didn't realize this book was by the same author until I read the teeny, tiny blurb underneath the author name on the front, at which point I was already past the "point of no return" in the book. It sure explained a lot though. Like I said, there really wasn't anything wrong with the story itself , it was just boring. Like, gouge my eyes out with a spoon boring. 

Anyway, don't bother. Unless you need something to help put you to sleep. ;)

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Seriously, your reviews make me laugh. You're hilarious! :D