Monday, June 30, 2008
Frenemies - Alexa Young
Avalon and Halley have been Havalon, aka, best friends for as long as they can remember. But after Halley comes back from summer art camp in California, and Avalon had stayed home, things are different.
They decide to throw a Friendapalooza – but that was before Havalon got into a fight. The only way their moms will let them throw the party is if they act like they’re still friends, however. They do this in front of their parents, but lead separate lives at school.
The one thing I found wrong with this book is that sometimes Avalon and Halley seemed like they were too old to be their real age. I kept having to remind myself that Halley and Avalon were in the beginning of their eighth grade year. They seemed to be more around the age of fifteen or sixteen at some points in the book.
And a few of my friends that have read the book were saying that there was too much drama in it, but I didn’t think so. I thought there was just the right amount of drama. I know my class last year in the eighth grade year produced that much drama and more!
I liked how the blog posts were in between the chapters. It was a nice break from the story and even at some points kind of summed up the chapter. At the same time, it can even help you brush up on your fashion tips!
While we’re on the topic of fashion, I loved how I could understand what people were wearing. I get reading other books like Gossip Girl and It Girl and the fashion-name-dropping is horrible and I can’t understand it – I’ll be the first to tell you I’m not the greatest expert at fashion. There was some name dropping, but it was also in a way where you can understand it and aren’t looking up what things mean all the time.
Also, I don’t think I found one single swear word in this book! YAY! This is the first young adult book I’ve read in a long time that didn’t have any swearing at all – which is a definite plus!
Alexa Young used just the right amount of drama, friendship trouble, and fashion to write an amazing book, which is why I’m granting it a four and a half hearts.
Frenemies or Gossip Girl? -- I’d say if you’re a younger reader (or older, but you don’t like swearing or drug use in books), Frenemies is the book for you. If you are an older reader who doesn’t mind swearing or drug use, then Gossip Girl is the way to go.
Mi favorita citas:
“She didn’t want to stare at the guy, but she didn’t want it to look like she was trying not to stare either.” – Page 22.
“It was like the whole world had just fallen away and she and Wade were in their own little bubble.” – Page 23.
“After all, being on the cutting edge means adapting to change.” – Page 61 (Hope’s note: SOSOSOSOSOSO true.)
“Everyday is a fresh chance to be fabulous.” – Page 62.