Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year - Amy Belasen and Jacob Osborn
Hell hath no fury...
Jenny Green is a spoiled teen "princess" and the newest junior at Montreal's Molson Academy. Jenny wants a fresh start in her new school, and she's curious to see what Montreal has to offer, most especially in the boy department. Beautiful, charming, and sharp-witted, Jenny has no trouble getting the boys to fall for her.
But when she discovers just how despicable the male gender can be -- with the lying, the cheating, and the utter disrespect -- she decides to make them pay...with their lives.
Let me just begin by saying this: I hated this book. Hated with a capitol H. I know many people who disagree with me, and also a few who agree with me, so I think this is one of those where you either like it or hate it, with no middle ground.
Jenny comes across as a spoiled rotten Jewish kid who I couldn't relate to at all. There were so many "Ohmigods" in this book and it just got really annoying after awhile. Also the use of the word "gonna." Now, when I'm IMing or e-mailing or whatever, yeah, I use "gonna." But when writing a paper or a story? Going to. Not gonna. That also got annoying after a while. Jenny's voice just wasn't very open to people being able to relate to it.
The whole idea of the story was also very odd. Points for originality, but honestly, what girl is going to kill her boyfriends after they've broken up with her because they're jerks? I'm pretty sure not too many. Yeah, there's a lot of guys out there that can be jerks, but that doesn't mean you need to kill them. It means you find a good guy and stay with him, let other girls find out about those idiots.
One last thing I will mention: the ending. Uhm, weird much? I don't want to say anything about what happens, in case you still want to read this book, but it's... weird with weird sprinkled on top of it. I didn't like it much, haha. :)
But: points for originality. And the cover. I like the cover. :)
Overall, I wouldn't recommend going out and buying this book (which is what I did...). I would borrow it from a friend who owns it or going to the library. Honestly, I found buying this book to be a waste of my money.
One heart, or an F. (I think this is my first? Wow.)
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