March 21, 2009

Frenemies by Alexa Young

What happens when two besties become full-blown worsties?
Avalon Greene rules the fashion scene at her sunny SoCal middle school with a diamond-clad fist, calling out classmates for their fashion-do's and most unfortunate clothes-pas. She's determined to host the social event of the season—a soiree in honor of her forever-friendship with Halley! Unfortunately, Halley's new look is one thing Avalon just can't celebrate. . . .
Halley Brandon is just back from art camp and can't wait to share her funky new style with her best friend, Avalon. But when Avalon cries fashion foul, Halley realizes her best friend's true colors may clash with her own. Has their ultra-fabulous friendship finally gone out of style?
From sharing custody of their puppy, Pucci, to drawing up a list of who gets which friends, Avalon and Halley discover what happens when you battle the person who knows everything about you—and isn't afraid to use your secrets to get what she wants.
Best friends. Worst enemies. Frenemies.

I thought this book was ok. I loved the idea but I feel it wasn't pulled off very well. I felt like Halley and Avalon didn't act like eigth graders but more like high schoolers. I did like the little Fashion Snarks newspaper thing and how they pulled revenge there and the comments left on it. The only thing I really liked was the ending. This actually took me forever to read , it is just really hard to get into. But I did like the book it just donned on me that they have a good a reason for revenge. How would you feel if your best friend left you after like forever.

3.5 out 5 stars



Bummer. Sorry you didn't like the book, but you should check out the sequel (Faketastic). You might like it better! If you want, email me your address and I'll be happy to send you a review copy. Thanks for reading, anyway...! xo

Lenore said...

I've heard they acted older, but I didn't expect this to be that realistic so I don't think that would bother me.