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“High school is all about who’s who and where you are on the social status totem pole. Regina Afton is at the very top, along with her best friend Anna. They are the two girls that everyone loves and hates at the same time. One night at a party Anna’s boyfriend tries to do something horrible to...”see full review » see other reviews »
“LOVE THIS BOOK LIKE ALOT. Love how the author describes each character's feelings and struggles. Truly Amazing. The only reason why my review is short is because I read it a few yrs ago and sort of forget some of the things that happen. I dont wanna give false information. But if i had a chance, i would read this book once again! :)”Erni Sharida wrote this review Sunday, March 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book tackles the bullying that goes on in high school, but pushes it to extremes, at least in my opinion. I did like how the tension was built, and how the relationship was developed between Regina and Michael, but the ending felt a bit like a cop out. There were also a couple of reveals I was waiting for that didn't happen, so I was confused.”Stevie T wrote this review Friday, March 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was okay. Seemed like a rip off of Mean Girls. Nothing original in this book.”Tim Daniel wrote this review Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“high school girls are cruel!”Amy B wrote this review Monday, October 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fantastice high school story about a popular girl who falls from grace and becomes the bullied rather than the bully. More interesting and detailed than just a 'what will she do' story. I would have liked to see her involve her parents more, but so many victims don't, so I guess that's realistic.”BE Kelley wrote this review Tuesday, October 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Really good book, complete page turned. I hate Anna and her minion, Kara is the worst waste of space ever and Micheal broke my heart. Liz is a bitch, I didn't feel sympathy for her at all despite everything because I could just sense the fact that she was enjoying Regina's suffering while pretending she was above it. Regina was a fantastic character, my heart aches for her when she had to bend to protect the best thing that ever happened to her and I really wanted her to just tell him! But well. I don't really like the ending but I understand it, I just wished we had a jane austen ending after all that horror.”Siena B. wrote this review Friday, August 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Karma is a bitch!!
Regina Afton was popular and mean. She helped Anna and her friends in destroying many lives. But now she faces Anna's wrath though for no fault of her own. Anna's boyfriend tried to rape her. But everyone thinks they had sex and now Anna wants revenge.
I guess, "What goes around comes around." right?
I din't like Regina at first. I don't think anyone will. She ruined some lives. If I read a book from Liz's or Michael's POV I would probably hate her. And that is the best part about the book. Summers was brave in writing a story where the protagonist is not goody-two-shoes. Regina is a complex character. She did what she did and the question is can you still forgive her?. I am not sure. Though as the story progresses I feel more sympathetic towards her.
What happens to her is not right. Like Michael says, "Nobody deserves that." But how she handles it is not right either.
This book is uncomfortable. You are in the head of a girl who was mean to people around her and now she is the victim. I felt her pain, her anger but some part in me also felt like she deserved it.
I liked the book. I don't think I enjoyed it. But I approve that the author gave no excuse for her characters.
Some girls are mean....It doesn't really matter why...they just are.
I liked the book but I don't think I would be reading it again.
The ending could be better...more hopeful, perhaps.
“These privileged posers are among the cruelest teens ever. They shrug off acts of rape, drive classmates to suicide, and bash in noses during gym class. Then they swear and drink and skip class to brood or raise more havoc.
There are positives: the shattering pace, the emotional charge, the sheer volume of venom. It’s magnetic entertainment, as long as you sweep aside any expectation of decency. Logic takes a beating as well. How do these people tally up their social wins and losses? Why play the game if the rules are so twisted?
The heroine is a brutally victimized former Cruella. She’s a classic tortured young adult soul. “I should have done that sensible/self-respecting thing. I was inches/heartbeats away. But no, I just couldn’t. Instead I did that stupid opposite thing. Oh woe is me.” And woe is the reader who anticipates even an ounce of common sense from this guilty-pleasure drama. ”
“Regina Afton was on top of the world. As a part of the "Fearsome Fivesome", an all-girl clique feared by all, she held Hallowell High in the palm of her hand. That is, until rumours about Regina and her best friend's boyfriend begin to make their way around school. It would be one thing if the rumours were true, but because of what really happened, Regina will never forget. When you're sitting on top of the world, you've got quite a ways to fall. As you unravel the clues that lead to what really happened that fateful night, you'll join Regina on a path to self recovery. This book is worth 16 Reading Counts Points and has a lexcile of 600.”Halle and Sally wrote this review Thursday, April 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No