Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Series: She's So Dead To Us Trilogy, Book 2
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*Book provided by the publisher for review*
Ally Ryan, come on down to the Jersey Shore and forget your troubles!
Have you recently been humilated in front of your friends and family at your former best friends birthday party? Was your almost boyfriend partly responsible for that humilation by withholding some vital information about where your estrangerd 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! Suprisingly, 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!
What I thought:
First thoughts: I can't believe it ended like that!! I waited so long to get my hands on this book and I can't believe how long I will have to wait for the next book. Kieran Scott writes very good teen drama. I love this series. Ally just seems to get more and more thrown at her without much hope for a break. Or when she does get a break something hits her in the face. Case in point: The ending. Yikes.
I loved the addition of the Daily Field Journal of Annie Johnson beginning each chapter. This I found hilarious! Even better, it didn't break up the story, but I think it helped enhanced it since we get tid bits from her that we haven't already seen.
I love Ally. Like I said, she's dealing with a lot in this book. From the ending of the first book, her father is now back in her life. But it doesn't mean everything is okay. In fact, things are far from okay. Getting into a bit of trouble, Ally doesn't really make the right choices, but they are choices that many teens seem to make and it made the book believable.
I liked the story location. The Shore made for some interesting drama and it changed it up from the first book a bit. We even get the added bonuses of meeting some of the locals as well. I have to admit, I love teen angst. Maybe because I'm not a teen and don't have to deal with it anymore.
I've read Scott's Private Series (written under the name Kate Brian) and while I enjoyed them, this series has so much more going for it. I look forward to the last book in the trilogy. Although, right now, I'm sad there will only be three in this series. I just can't get enough!