Monday, January 3, 2011

Review: It Started With A Dare

Title:  It Started With A Dare
Author:  Lindsay Faith Rech

     From GoodReads, "Self-proclaimed nobody CG Silverman sees her move to an upscale new school as her chance to be somebody different. Her devil-may-care attitude attracts the in-clique, and before CG realizes it, a routine game of truth or dare launches her to iconic status.
While this rebel image helps secure CG’s newfound popularity, it also propels her through a maze of unprecedented chaos, with each new lie and every dare opening doors that, in most cases, were better off left shut.
CG is on a collision course with disaster. Will she be able to keep up the façade? Or will the whole world find out she’s a fraud?"

     The cover of this book goes very well with the book itself because the book is flirty and fun.  It Started With a Dare is a quick read from author Lindsay Faith Rech and it is her first YA fiction novel.  
     If you are looking for a book that is a quick, fun read, then this is the book for you.  The book reminded me of the popular movie Mean Girls because it had similar story lines.  The main character, CG, is a character that is definitely relatable, but doesn't really have too many redeeming qualities.  I had a hard time feeling bad for her because much of the situations she was in she brought upon herself.  Another thing that bothered me about the book was the amount of slang in the book or references to current pop culture.  I always worry when writers use too much of this because the book ages more quickly than it should.  The book itself is very predictable and there were a lot of things that made me think about my earlier days and smile, but all in all I would recommend this book to girls that want more fluff than substance.

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