Saturday, March 6, 2010

Review | Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

Title: Some Girls Are
Author: Courtney Summers
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 256
Rating: 4.5/5

"Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around.

Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be
more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first."

My thoughts:

Some Girls Are in three words: realistic, addicting, shocking.

Regina is that character that you can't help to hate, but you can't help to feel sorry for her either. The author portrayed that about the character perfectly. With every turn of the page, I found myself wanting her to get revenge on what they were doing to her. But then again, she was doing the same thing to them as well. Michael. He's the loner. The one people think is crazy and plans to kill the whole school. I adored his character. He was quiet, forgiving, and basically there for Regina either way. He wants to hate her, but another side wants her. The internal struggles with each character flourished.

The writing was strangely addicting. You wanted to think one thing, yet couldn't help to think of something so different. I loved that. The romance between Michael and Regina was weird, nevertheless, but it slowly turned into something so sweet I wanted it myself. Regina wanted to do everything to keep him safe, but she couldn't tell him. That was the hardest part of the story for me. I just wanted to scream, 'tell him already!' But in the end it all tied together perfectly and left on a note that should be read about more often.

Some Girls Are is a great book about lies being turned into something worse than white lies. The daily drama of highschool. And the meaning of forgiving. A great read for anyone.

Disclaimer: Borrowed from the local library.


  1. I enjoyed this book so much and liked everything Courtney Summers brought to the table after her Cracked Up To Be. Regina is a character that you can't help but hate, like you said above. Great review!

  2. I was wondering if this book was any good. I see that it is, and I'm going to have to get my hands on a copy :)


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