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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"He's So Not Worth It" by Kieran Scott

Ally Ryan, come on down to the Jersey Shore and forget your troubles!
Have you recently been humiliated in front of your friends and family at your former best friend's birthday party? Was your almost boyfriend partly responsible for that humiliation by withholding some vital information about where your estranged father is? Did you come home to find said estranged father sitting on your stoop?
If so, then it sounds like you could use a vacation! The Jersey Shore is the place to be. Your mother may be living with her boyfriend of only a few months, but at least the stunt Shannen pulled has put some of your friends back in your court. Even so, you're still angry and what better way to get over Jake than to blow off some steam with local guy, Cooper? People will hardly recognize your new attitude, but the old one wasn't getting you anywhere, so who cares!
Jake Graydon, an exciting opportunity is waiting for you in the service industry!
Are your grades so low your parents have grounded you for the summer? Did you the girl you really like unceremoniously leave you behind? Would you rather eat dirt than see your friends again? Then a job at the local coffee shop is just the ticket! Surprisingly, Ally's father is the new manager so you get to be reminded of her nearly every day. Maybe it's time to start flirting with your best friend's ex or even taking school a bit more seriously. Especially when you finally see Ally and she's hanging around with some loser and it's couldn't be more clear that she is over you.
Have a great summer!

I really enjoyed the first installment in this trilogy, "She's So Dead to Us", so I was really looking forward to reading this one. While I also really enjoyed this one, and boy was that one heck of a cliffhanger, this one didn't captivate me quite as much as the first. I absolutely loved Annie's observations throughout the book, she is a hoot and half! For the most part I really enjoyed reading Jake's part of the story as well, though he did a few things to piss me off, mainly not calling Ally to apologize. It's not like it's obvious that he owed her one. I really liked the parts when he was at work, those cracked me up. I think my main beef with this installment was Ally. She was too whiny, too stubborn, rude and a little obstinate. It was pretty obvious from the jump, that the townies she was spending her time with, weren't really all that great. Overall, though, with some minor skimming through some Ally parts, I really did like this book. I can't wait for the third, I'm dying to know what that cliffhanger is really all about! :0)

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