Monday, January 4, 2010

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

Characters: 19/20
Plot: 19/20
Originality: 18/20
Writing: 20/20
Recommendation: 20/20
Overall: 96/100 or A
Regina Afton used to be a part of the Fearsome Five. That is until rumors spread around Hallowell High. Rumors that involve her best friend's boyfriend and her. Regina has been frozen out and the now Fearsome Four are out for revenge. If she was guilty it would be different, but the rumors are so far from the truth. The bullying is also getting more intense by the hour. Regina finds solace with Michael Hayden, which is someone that the Fearsome Five used to bully. Regina works hard to make amends for her past and realize that Michael and her could easily be more then friends, that is if the Fearsome Four doesn't break them up first.
Some Girls Are shows the intense reality of bullying that is in many schools today. Some Girls Are makes you feel something so intense, that you don't want to stop to reading it. You will wonder what will come next and be stuck on the edge of your seat. The characters in Some Girls Are, are like people that I knew in high school. The Fearsome Four is inside of every school in America. They are the kind of girls that you don't want to have any classes with or even pass them in the halls. At the same time, you want to be them. I liked how Summers showed that they weren't just using psychical bullying, but also psychologically. They are smart in the worse ways. Regina is shown as a strong character that has done more then a few wrong things. At the same times, Regina is making amends with the people that she hurt. Her relationship with Michael is interesting and unlike most relationships in Young Adult fiction. I loved Michael and how honest and sweet he was at times.
The amazing thing is that you feel sorry for Regina, even though she used to be a horrible person. I slowly forgave her as the plot went on and even felt sorry for her at times. Like Cracked Up To Be, Some Girls Are has raw emotions and is brutally honest. It is the type of book that you can't believe what is happening and it is psychically impossible to stop reading. I found this book to be really original. Courtney Summers' writing is dark and intense. She doesn't sugarcoat the book with useless details, but tells that story as a realistic and one of a kind book. Seriously, tomorrow go and buy a copy of Some Girls Are. I promise that you will love this book as much as I did and will be thinking about this book for a while.
Source: St. Martin's Griffin sent it to me for review.


  1. I really want to read this authors stuff, but no bookstores HAVE IT! gah!


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