Sunday, September 11, 2011

He's So Not Worth It: Book Review

Novel: He's So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott
Release Date: June 7th, 2011
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Pages: 360

Format: Hardcover Copy
Source: Local Public Library
Ally Ryan, come on down to the Jersey Shore and forget your troubles!
Have you recently been humiliated in front of your friends and family at your former best friend's birthday party? Was your almost boyfriend partly responsible for that humiliation by withholding some vital information about where your estranged father is? Did you come home to find said estranged father sitting on your stoop?
If so, then it sounds like you could use a vacation! The Jersey Shore is the place to be. Your mother may be living with her boyfriend of only a few months, but at least the stunt Shannen pulled has put some of your friends back in your court. Even so, you're still angry and what better way to get over Jake than to blow off some steam with local guy, Cooper? People will hardly recognize your new attitude, but the old one wasn't getting you anywhere, so who cares!
Jake Graydon, an exciting opportunity is waiting for you in the service industry!
Are your grades so low your parents have grounded you for the summer? Did you the girl you really like unceremoniously leave you behind? Would you rather eat dirt than see your friends again? Then a job at the local coffee shop is just the ticket! Surprisingly, Ally's father is the new manager so you get to be reminded of her nearly every day. Maybe it's time to start flirting with your best friend's ex or even taking school a bit more seriously. Especially when you finally see Ally and she's hanging around with some loser and it's couldn't be more clear that she is over you.
Have a great summer!

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Willa's Rambles:
   The second novel in the She's So/He's So Trilogy, and still totally awesome! Ally and Jake have to deal with the drama from She's So Not Worth It, and figure out what to do about their own issues. Ally has to deal with a surprise visit from her father and Jake has to learn a thing or two about the life he is living.
   Ally comes back more confused then ever, especially after a heartbreak from Ryan, and the secrets from her former friends. All of this brings new turmoil, and another drama filled novel, but this time at the beach, and possibly with a new guy. Cooper is the boy Ally is the free-spirited, no-cares-in-the-world girl with no one keeping tabs on her every move. She can be crazy, impulsive, and pull on a whole different girl, because no one knows the drama filled life Ally has been leading. Ally has to figure out her feelings for Jake while everyone is pulling for something from her, and she goes ballistic as any teen in her position would. She wants her parents back together, her mother is making her massively angry, and her mother's boyfriend thinks she actually is enjoying the beach.
   Jake's life turns upside down without Ally by his side. He starts hanging out with Chloe, gets a job, and starts to focus on his school work. He's trying not to think about Ally, but it's not working, and when he goes to see her, all chaos breaks out. Jake's life is chaos, Ally wants nothing to do with him, and he can't stand his parents. 
   The entire novel is a fast-flipping story, making you chew on your nails, laugh, scream at Ally to figure it out, and yell at Jake to think a bit more. the characters are pushed to their extreme, and Kieran Scott does a fantastic job of making the story end at a cliff-hanger. Now, I just want the next one! 

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