Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Girls by Tucker Shaw REVIEW

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The Girls

The Girls was a drama filled novel which I enjoyed reading. I liked that it was short, which allowed to finish it quickly.

Mary was my favorite character, because even though she is the richest girl in her school, she doesn't take it to her head, and use her money for granted. For example, whenever she buys lattes, she always goes to the cheap coffee shops because buying lattes at an expensive coffee shop that tastes the same isn't worth the extra money. I honestly felt really bad for her because she's such a nice girl, yet her boyfriend cheated on her! She's basically the whole package! Nice, smart and pretty. And that got me really mad, how her boyfriend would cheat on her, and Mary was trying so hard to pretend like every things okay. Peggy is an aspiring chef, who is overprotective of Mary, her best friend. And she often gets jealous when Mary is close to other girls. I liked how the story also added Reno, the restaurant that Peggy and Mary works in, which was an interesting setting for a lot of the drama to unfold. Peggy works in the kitchen, being Chef Jackie's sidekick. I was simply in awe from Peggy's ability to taste food and critique it like an expert.

The story was well-written, I couldn't stop reading it! It was surprisingly addicting. I also liked how at the end of the book, there were a lot of recipes, like Chef Jackie's onion soup. Honestly though, the ending was a little rushed. But if you're looking for a fun yet drama-filled read, that'll suck you in, definitely read this book.

Rating: 3/5
Cover: 7/10
Character(s) I liked: Chef Jackie, Mary
Character(s) I disliked: Crystal, Sylvia

First line: Mary Moorhead became my best friend the day I arrived at Maroon Bells School for Girls in Aspen, Colorado, last September. - page 1

Summary: from Goodreads
Meet Mary: She’s beautiful, and her ski-star boyfriend is cheating on her.

Meet Crystal: She’s a townie, and she’s cheating with Mary’s boyfriend.

Meet Sylvia: She’s nasty, and she’s got something up her Prada-designed sleeve.

Meet Amber: She’s a flake, she’s the barista at the hottest coffee shop in Aspen, and she serves up gossip even hotter than grande skim lattes.

Meet Peggy: She’s Mary’s best friend, and she has no idea how to cope with all these girls.

A modern retelling of the classic play The Women (which featured not one male in the cast), The Girls is a quick-witted, stylish comedy about friendship, love, and most important, gossip! An elite Aspen prep school sets the stage for jealousy and intrigue as the lives of many girls tangle into a wickedly fun mess (in which no boys ever appear).

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