October 10th, 2011

Quick Review: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

256 pages, St. Martin’s Griffin, (2010-01-05)

$9.99 (Amazon.com)

Procurement

Purchased on Amazon.com as a bargain book for $4.

Quick Review

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I’ve read so many good reviews of this one and all of Courtney’s books I thought I’d give it a try. And at $4 I didn’t feel that I’d lose anything by trying.

Regina is a mean girl and her mean girl posse freezes her out for a horrible night gone wrong. She tries to redeem herself, not really, what she attempts to do is get revenge. What she finally ends up accomplishing is much, much more.

The writing was awesome. Regina was a deeply emotional and thoughtful girl. I hated her at times but understood her completely.

Regina befriends Michael, a guy she helped sabotage his reputation. Their friendship grows—regrows—to something unforgettable.

I was never a mean girl in high school. I also wasn’t the focus of any mean girls either. And boy am I glad. Anna, Kara and Regina are such bitches. I honestly don’t get why girls can be so mean to each other. It’s horrible. Regina gets it right when she finally understands that there’s a real world out there. That high school bullshit doesn’t matter once you graduate.

Some advice to high schoolers: don’t let it get to you. Get over it. Move on. Tack on a smiley face and suck it up. There’s no reason to get revenge on someone failing at life so bad that they act out against you. Be the bigger, better, person!

Shelfability

Buy and share it with all high school girls

3 Responses to “Quick Review: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers”

  1. My brain’s still stuck on “Regina” and “Mean Girls.” ;)

    Unfortunately, I WAS the target (*favorite* target, no less) of my school’s mean girl posse. They were the reason I pushed so hard to graduate early so it would be one year less in that hellhole with them.

    I am encouraged, though, by the amount of books, movies, and tv shows that are FINALLY giving attention to the issue of school bullying. It’s so much worse than just pulled pigtales and a frog in someone’s locker these days–just last week, a 9 year old in a school not far from where I live was stabbed on the playground during recess by his bullies.

    NINE.

    What the #$%$ could a NINE year old have done to deserve such hatred???

    Ugh, sorry, sensitive subject for me. But THANK YOU for highlighting this book. The more kids that read books like this, hopefully the less bullying there will be. Or, at least, books like these give hope and strength to kids going through what I did and shows them that it really will get better.

    Smiles!
    Lori

  2. Lori,
    Wow. 9? That’s insane. How sad. I’m sorry to hear you were a target in high school. I too am glad that this subject is being addressed in books so that children can read and relate, and hopefully learn to cope or reach out for help. They at least learn they are not alone.

  3. Nice review! I enjoyed this one too,

    “That high school bullshit doesn’t matter once you graduate” – Agreed. Life after high school is so much better, less drama.

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