Saturday, March 26

Populazzi: Book Review

by Elise Allen

Publication Date: August 1st

Why this book?
I wouldn't have picked this book if it were a debut author.

First Chapter: Very juvenile.
Prediction based upon first chapter: (2)

Main Players: Cara Leonard, Claudia, and Archer Jain
Early Impressions: After the first chapter I am seriously thinking this will hard to get through.

The best thing this book has going for it is the message that you will be happiest where you naturally fit in.  Those upper levels are not what they seem to be.  I must admit that with the introduction of Archer the story really starts to get interesting.  My favorite part is really the horror movie fiasco.  How awesome is that?  So anyway there were times that this book dragged and you really had to wonder what Cara is thinking.  What made this such a great idea?  The mixed signals in this book are quiet baffling and are often what pulls you through the dull moments.  The ending was a bit odd but pretty satisfying.  I guess I was hoping for a bit more drama or something.

Drawbacks to this book are seriously a lack of self respect.  Why in the world would you value yourself not at all?  Cara really does some inappropriate stuff in her search for popularity.  I understand that way of thinking and it rings true to the pressures of that age.  Here, is to hoping that more of the future generations will have more respect for themselves and not sell out for empty promises.

As for recommendations, well if you like these sort of books jump right in.  Otherwise, pass this one by in favor of your preferred niche in the YA world.