Author: Stephanie Hale
Published: May 8th, 2012 (originally published 2007)
Source: e-book purchased on my kindle
Series: Aspen Brooks #1
All that matters is what's inside...as long as there's a tiara on the outside.
The flawless Aspen Brooks was born to be Homecoming Queen. Naturally she's dating the most popular guy in school, and she's blessed with stunning good looks, excellent style, and mega brains. She's got the crown in the bag.
So why is the tiara being placed on the skanky head of cheerleader Angel Ives? The confusion only grows after ultra-dork Rand Bachrach is crowned king. To Aspen's shock and horror, Angel actually accuses her of being behind this. Whatevs!
But then something goes terribly, terribly wrong. Strange things start happening--even stranger than Angel beating Aspen. Now someone's leaving her threatening messages and slashing her tires. She's sure it's that beyotch Angel doing these things. And if Angel wants war, by Dooney & Bourke she'll get one.
Mrs. Beamer's Review:
I really enjoyed this book! I have been looking for what I call "high school drama" books. You know...those books with high school settings and nothing else too crazy (because we ALL know high school alone is crazy enough!) This book fits that label...while managing to give us a smidgen of kooky, too :)
Aspen was developed perfectly. Throughout the book, we witnessed her evolution from a snobby know-it-all into someone... (well...I don't want to ruin it for you!) I thought the author did a wonderful job combining elements from everyday life with plot-fowarding details. I felt connected to the characters (loved some of them...but don't want to spoil anything!), which speaks to the writing. There were some twists in the book I didn't see coming...which I enjoyed :)
This is a quick, easy, fun read. Absolutely I would read more from this author...and look forward to continuing to read about Aspen and her friends! Well done! I'm happy I stumbled across this delightful series :)
Mrs. Beamer’s Wrap-Up Rating: 0-5 (0=none, 5=lots) click here for more info
Sexual Content: 1
Potential Controversial Topics: not listing due to potential spoilers
Recommend for High School Libraries: YES
Comfortable With My Child Reading: middle school
"It's a fact. You just can't have a bad day if you're wearing your good butt jeans."
"Fighting for something you could have had and wondering if maybe it's already too late."
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