Thursday, January 14, 2010

Boys, Girls And Other Harzardous Materials

Synopsis: Looking for a new beginning after a terrible mean girl past, Charlie Healey realizes there’s no escaping high school drama

Charlie Healey thinks Harmony Falls is the beginning of a whole new life. Middle school was brutal. But high school is Charlie’s big chance to start over and stay out of drama, except that on her first day she runs into Will, her ex–best friend, who had moved away. Now a varsity athlete and hotter than Charlie
remembered, Will hangs with the crowd running the school. But Charlie doesn’t understand their power until an innocent delivery guy falls victim to a near-deadly hazing prank.

Torn between doing what’s right and her secret feelings for Will, Charlie must decide whether to turn in her very best friend or live with the guilt of knowing what he did.

Rosalind Wiseman’s first novel for young adults is a fresh, funny, and juicy read about friendship, betrayal, and how far some will go to be accepted.

To be quite honest, while I liked the story, it could've been better. All the things that Charlie goes through are relatable, but I never really felt a connection towards her. The book deals with typical high school- freshman year topics. There's finding new friends, crushes, repairing old bonds, jocks, fitting in, favorism, etc. It's a bit predictable, but let's be honest, so is high school!

There are parts I liked! For example, Will! I adored the parts where Will and Charlie reconnect with old childhood stories. Those were hilarious. Also, I enjoyed Sydney, Nidhe, and Michael. They're the kind of friends everyone wants!

To wrap this up, I guess I just had certain expectations that the book didn't meet. Like I said, while I liked it, there are better books out there. Please remember, this is just my opinion! A couple of my Goodreads friends rated it 4-5 stars. It's really up to you. Don't let me stop you if it's something you've been dying to read!

Anyway until next time, this is BAG (Book Addict Girl, lol) signing out!


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