Surviving High School

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Surviving High School

So the first thing that put me off about this book was the first sentence. "I wasn't always sexy, cool and popular". That statement is just UGH In my mind!!!

When I saw this book on here I thought it was going to be a fun summer read about high school. With some quirk and snark, but what I found was nothing like what I had expected.

I was so excited to read this book. Pretty much because of the De La Cruz connection, but I'm sad to say that it fell apart quickly and I really just had to put it down.

Lele is not a likable character and I really hope that this really is a fictionalize account of her high school experience. This book is really for those who think they are all that. Those who fit the mold of blue eyes, blond hair and know they rule the school. The authors have really focused on that being what is "pretty".

Many times the MC complained about how a boy that she has known for 3 days (3 DAYS!!!) hasn’t asked her out because she's pretty but not pretty enough. Its things like this that give teens today the complex of thinking they aren’t pretty. I’m kind of upset that this is what is being promoted to our teens. This is not something that I would want my teen reading.

Book Blurb for Surviving High School

Vine superstar Lele Pons—“one of the coolest girls on the web” (Teen Vogue)—teams up with #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost) in this lovable debut novel about the wilds and wonders of high school that’s as laugh-out-loud addictive as Lele’s popular videos.

Ten million followers and I still sit alone at lunch. Lele is a bulls-eye target at her new school in Miami until, overnight, her digital fame catapults the girl with cheerleader looks, a seriously silly personality, and a self-deprecating funny bone into the popular crowd. Now she’s facing a whole new set of challenges—the relentless drama, the ruthless cliques, the unexpected internet celebrity—all while trying to keep her grades up and make her parents proud.

Filled with the zany enthusiasm that has made Lele into Vine’s most viewed star, this charming novel is proof that high school is a trip. From crushing your crushes (what’s up with that hot transfer student Alexei??) to throwing Insta-fake parties with your BFFs and moaning over homework (GAH) with your frenemies, high school is a rollercoaster of exhilarating highs and totally embarrassing lows. Leave it to Lele to reassure us that falling flat on your face is definitely not the end of the world. Fans of Mean Girls will love this fun and heartwarming fish-out-of-water story.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2016 2.50