Sunday, September 6, 2009

Girlfriend Material

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Title: Girlfriend Material
Author: Melissa Kantor
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release: 2009
Price: $15.99 USD PB

Grade: A
Rating: 13+

Summary: (goodreads)
If Kate were Lady Brett Ashley, the devastating heroine of Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, she'd spend her summers careering around the Riviera in her coupe, breaking hearts by the dozen--because why not? In reality, Kate's never even had a boyfriend, and she'll be spending the summer abetting her mom's lame ploy to make her dad jealous: running off to Cape Cod and crashing at the seaside home of her wealthy friends, the Cooper-Melnicks. To add to the shame, the Cooper-Melnicks' gorgeous daughter Sarah a bit like Lady Brett, and she seems less than thrilled to hang out with her new houseguest. Any dreams Kate once had of a perfect summer are ruined.That is, until Sarah's cute, witty friend Adam starts drawing Kate into the fold--and seems. With Adam around, Kate feels like she just might have a bit of heartbreaker potential after all. But when a breezy summer romance quickly grows more complicated can Kate keep pretending her relationship with Adam is just a carefree fling? Or will she take the risk and tell him her real feelings? Suddenly Kate is asking herself a question she never thought she'd stoop to: Is she girlfriend material?

Plot: 5/5 Stars
The Plot of this novel was incredibly unique. Even the aspects that were common were so well developed that they blew my mind. There were so many important relationship aspects in this story you were engulfed from page one. Everyone can find their relationship or desire amongst one of the relationships portrayed in this fantastic novel.

Characters: 5/5 Stars
Each character in this story was incredibly unique and astounding. There were so many possible characters to connect with that it is almost hard to believe that the author could have made them each so fully developed. She did just that though. Every girl will see herself in one or more of the fabulous female characters.

Title: 5/5 Stars
The title was a great choice because it matched the plot so well. I can’t think of a better title for this story.

Cover: 5/5 Stars
The heart in the sand with an orange bottom half was a beautiful choice for this novel. Because the beach was a huge part of this story I love that the sand was in the cover.

Setting: 4/5 Stars
The setting was well developed but could have used a few more details. Overall I could see everything very good.

Ending: 5/5 Stars
This was one of the few books that actually made me “Aw” out loud upon completion. The ending was expected but perfect!


~The Book Pixie said...

I've come across people who liked this and people who didn't. I'm really glad you did though because it is one I've been wanting to read. Thanks for the review. :D


Laina said...

I love Melissa Kantor... at least the book of hers I've read, If I have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince?

(Betcha didn't expect that, huh?)