Sunday, March 21, 2010

Of All the Stupid Things

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Of All the Stupid Things

Alexandra Diaz



December 2009

FTC: I received this book from the publisher with the understanding that I would provide an honest review with no compensation.

Characters 15/20

Plot 15/20

Setting 15/20

Cover 20/20

Ending 15/20

Total grade: 80% B

Total rating: 14+

Summary: (Amazon)

When a rumor starts circulating that Tara's boyfriend Brent has been sleeping with one of the guy cheerleaders, the innuendo doesn't just hurt Tara. It marks the beginning of the end for an inseparable trio of friends. Tara's training for a marathon, but also running from her fear of abandonment after being deserted by her father. Whitney Blaire seems to have everything, but an empty mansion and absentee parents leave this beauty to look for meaning in all the wrong places. And Pinkie has a compulsive need to mother everyone to make up for the mom she's never stopped missing. This friendship that promised to last forever is starting to break under the pressure of the girls' differences.

And then new-girl Riley arrives in school with her long black hair, athletic body, and her blasé attitude, and suddenly Tara starts to feel things she's never felt before for a girl--and to reassess her feelings about Brent and what he may/may not have done. Is Tara gay--or does she just love Riley? And can her deepest friendships survive when all of the rules have changed?

My Thoughts:

When I received this book I didn’t know much about it. I had one friend who had reviewed and loved it. It was not my thing though. The people were portrayed in a way that just bugged me. I felt not one connection to the characters. It was as if they were not human because of the things they felt. That probably sounds bad, but honestly that’s how I felt.

The plot was different but not developed enough. If it had been more developed I may have liked it better. It might have just needed developed in a different way all together, I’m not sure.

I recommend this book to people who just want a book about sexuality.


Here is a random quote I found by opening to a random page:

“Don’t you ever do that to me again!”

1 comment:

Maria the Bookworm said...

Great, honest review! :)