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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Review: Plan B by Jenny O'Connell

Released: March 7, 2006
Publisher: MTV
Rated: YA
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Coast through senior year. Graduate. Travel around Europe. Join boyfriend out East for college.

That's the plan. Then the phone rings.

Vanessa has the next year of her life pretty much figured out. Sure, there's some parental convincing to do but she and her celebrity-obsessed gal pal Taylor pretty much think their plan is airtight.

Then Vanessa's parents get a mysterious phone call and drop a bombshell on her that she never could have imagined. She has a half brother. And he's coming to live with them.

If that wasn't bad enough, this half brother is none other than Hollywood bad boy Reed Vaughn. He's famous. He's going to be a senior, too. And he's going to ruin Vanessa's life for sure....

What I thought:

This was a good story. I didn't really know what I was getting into, I had read The Book of Luke first and decided to get this one, even without really knowing what the premise was. I wasn't disappointed.

I found myself glued to the pages for the most part. Neither Vanessa or Reed were happy with the situation and both would have rather things stayed the same instead of change.  They acted just like brother and sister, even when they hadn't known each other longer than 24 hours. That was kind of fun to read.

Vanessa seems to have hit lots of problems in this book. Not only does she have a half brother who is coming to stay with them, he's also famous. And that doesn't help when everything else hits the fan. But it was a good coming of age story and seeing Vanessa grow up a bit and make choices that would result in change (which she is terrified of) it was a book that was a pleasure to read.

My Rating:
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Candace said...

I don't think I've heard much of anything about this book, but going by the description it sounds like a girl that maybe is a bit of a drama queen. So I'm not sure if I would have picked it up or not. But 4 stars? That tells me that this book has more to it so someday I may have to give it a try!

Aimee said...

She's not a terribly big drama queen, but she does have her moments.

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