I don't read nearly enough as I would love to, but my first book review for my blog is:
Confessions of a Queen B*, by Crista McHugh.
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Let me start off by saying that this is not the type of book I generally read. My latest book obsessions have been more in the Dystopian / end-of-the-world genre, but life is a battle enough, without making my reading include constant battles for life, so I decided I need something more fun for a change.
Confessions of a Queen B* is not your regular teen drama.
Alexis Wyndham is not your regular highschool Queen Bee, she is the Queen Bitch. After being the object of ridicule from a horrible betrayal by her best friend, Alexis makes people quake with fear via exposés on her blog, The Eastline Spy.
She spends her days fighting crusades against the in-crowd, saving poor freshmen from bullies, taking down a peeping tom in the girls locker room, and sparring with the head cheer leader. All she wants to do is get out of the hell hole that is high school. But, as fate would have it, she gets paired with the star quarterback for a group project, and her carefully built facade falls away.
With the help of her best friends, flamboyant, comfortable-in-his-own-skin Richard who uses Justin Bieber as an insult, and tattoo-ed and pierced Morgan with a thing for older guys, Lexie has to re-evaluate her Mean-Girl-esque stance on life, and open herself up to showing compassion where it is needed.
Like I said before, I haven't read a book in this genre in a while, but I really liked this one. Crista McHugh offers up some quick and witty sarcasm, creates humorous views into the teen angst we are all glad we left behind, and the excerpts from The Eastline Spy are a fun and insightful way to begin each chapter. I sped through it, as the book kept me wanting more, but the end did seem slightly rushed.
All in all, I give Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh a rating of:
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