Sunday, May 15, 2011

Review: Poser

When Tallulah moves from Florida to California, all she wants is to fit in.  So when the most popular girl in school asks if she surfs, a little lie kind of slips out.  A lie that snowballs into a huge mess.  When Tallulah is exposed as a surfing newbie, the whole school labels her a poser.  The student body seems to be united in making her miserable.  So Tallulah is forced to take drastic measures...

Entertainment: ★★★★

It was cute.  A little shallow for my tastes, but enjoyable.

Plot: ★★★★

I loved the concept of this plot.  A character gets herself into trouble and then gets herself out.  I'm a little bored with characters thrown into situations they have no control over, and characters that have their problems solved by somebody/something else.  No, Tallulah makes her own mess and then works her butt off to clean it up.  It's a nice message and a nice change of pace from most YA novels.

That aside, it was interesting, a little predictable towards the end, but interesting overall.

Characters: ★★

They were just a little overdone.  Jenna is a little too stereotypical blonde insecure mean girl, Katie is just a little too weird, Coco is just a little too evil, and Corey is just a little too perfect.  Unfortunately they come off as pretty cliche.

Writing: ★★★

It would've got four stars, but it was a little casual valley-girl and I guess I prefer my writing a little more formal.

End Result: three stars.  A decent book, but not amazingly excellent.

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