Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales

Here's a little blurb from the Simon & Schuster website:
The higher you aim, the farther you fall….


It's Violet's junior year at the Westfield School. She thought she'd be focusing on getting straight As, editing the lit mag, and figuring out how to talk to boys without choking on her own saliva. Instead, she's just trying to hold it together in the face of cutthroat academics, her crush's new girlfriend, and the sense that things are going irreversibly wrong with her best friend, Katie.

When Katie starts making choices that Violet can't even begin to fathom, Violet has no idea how to set things right between them. Westfield girls are trained for success—but how can Violet keep her junior year from being one huge, epic failure?
 
*Note: I got this book for review from the Traveling ARC Tours (which sadly is ending its tours).
 
My Take
These girls were hilarious!  I was laughing through most of this book.  And yes, they were really mostly good girls.  Vi swore like a sailor most of the time.  That was about her only vice.  Katie was struggling with who she is and who she wants to be.  Those are big things to ponder. 
I really enjoyed this book.  It allowed me to laugh.  The characters beyond Vi and Katie are rich and some funny in their own right.  Ms. Sales does a fabulous job at character developement.  I loved Emily, the girl who could sleep anywhere and was even noted to drool on her desk.  Pearl, not the sharpest crayon in the box but sort of loveable in her own way. 
I would recommend this because it was funny and conquered some large issues while retaining its humor and not going too dark.  These were characters that could be both looked up to and relatable.  Oh, and I'm sending some love for the cover too.  I think it's striking.  I'm giving it four big kisses!
 
 

1 comment:

  1. Love that cover! I'll definitely have to pick this one up!

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