Monday, May 16, 2011

Book Review : He's So Not Worth It

Book: He's So Not Worth It (#2)
Author: Kieran Scott
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Date Published: June 7, 2011
Pages: 256
Source: E-galley
Date Read: April 12, 2011

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!

Summary Taken from Goodreads
Yani's Review:
Do Not Read if you have not read She's So Dead to Us!
I have been really excited about this book since I finished reading She's So Not Worth It. It ended in such a cliffhanger. Plus I couldn't wait to get back to Jake and Ally, but as usual things never go as planned.

Ally's dad is back and it sends Ally into an emotional whirlwind. Plus on top of everything her old friends think they are bffs again. It was a frustrating read because I wanted so much for Ally to let out her rage and grow up. At first, because of this, I was a little annoyed with the book. After thinking about it, the way Ally acts is completely reasonable in her situation. She is upset and hurt, and holding all her pain and emotions, trying to get her old life back.

Meanwhile Jake has grown up, some. He and Ally keep running circle around each other, both too prideful to admit what they want, but Jake handles the situation they are in more maturely. Ally on the other hand, not so much.

This book was a little slower and more angst-y that the first book, but Scott does a fabulous job of mixing lough out loud moment with the more serious stuff. And the ending, She really knows how to get a reader's jaw to drop. Seriously, even more so than the first one, this ending just surprised me like a cold bucket of water in the morning, I am very excited to see what is going to come next!

Plot: 4/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Uniqueness: 5/5
Characters: 5/5

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