Thursday, January 5, 2012
Release Date: August 2, 2011
Number of Pages: 288
Where she got it: Library
GK's rating: 5/5 stars
Awhile back, I introduced my 14-year-old daughter (who will go by "GK" on the blog) as a new reviewer. I wanted to bring some reviews in that were truly from a teen point-of-view. So, here is GK's debut review...
"Will Elise’s love life be an epic win or an epic fail? At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angeles, who your parents are can make or break you. Case in point: As the son of Hollywood royalty, Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school—not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects. As the daughter of the new principal, Elise Benton isn’t exactly on everyone’s must-sit-next-to-at-lunch list. When Elise’s beautiful sister catches the eye of the prince’s best friend, Elise gets to spend a lot of time with Derek, making her the envy of every girl on campus. Except she refuses to fall for any of his rare smiles and instead warms up to his enemy, the surprisingly charming social outcast Webster Grant. But in this hilarious tale of fitting in and flirting, not all snubs are undeserved, not all celebrity brats are bratty, and pride and prejudice can get in the way of true love for only so long."
I really enjoyed this book because of the twists in
it. The author’s writing style is very modern, and I felt I could really relate
to this book. The character I disliked the most was Chelsea. She reminds me of
some girls at school that hang all over the guy they like. Also, she is
annoying. If I were Derek, I would have no patience whatsoever. I really liked
the character Derek, though. He is sweet and kind, although he is kind of rude
at the beginning, but there were reasons for that. Overall, this book was
amazing! I couldn’t put it down! I was so involved in Elsie’s (Lee Lee’s) life
that I imagined myself as her! It is definitely a must read! Epic Fail looked
interesting from the start, maybe considering I can relate.