May 25, 2010

The Snowball Effect by Holly Nicole Hoxter

Lainey Pike can tell you everything you need to know about the people in her family just by letting you know how they died. Her reckless stepfather drove his motorcycle off the highway and caused the biggest traffic jam in years. Her long-suffering grandmother lived through cancer and a heart attack before finally succumbing to a stroke. And Lainey's mother—well, Lainey's mother hanged herself in the basement just days after Lainey's high school graduation.

Now Lainey's five-year-old brother is an orphan and her estranged older sister is moving back home to be his guardian. Meanwhile, Lainey's boyfriend is thinking about having a family of their own, and her best friends are always asking the wrong sorts of questions and giving advice Lainey doesn't want to hear. As she tries to pull away from everything familiar, Lainey meets an intriguing new guy who, through a series of Slurpee's, burgers, and snowballs, helps her to make peace with a parent she never understood.

This book was okay. The characters didn't have much to them and Lainey to me was whiny.

The characters I think were kinda bland and had no depth and no real personality. Lainey was whiny. Vanessa and Collin(brother and sister) were okay but weird. Riley(her boyfriend) was really clingy which annoys me.

The plot was average but was pretty good to read. The ending was weird and not good enough. This took me longer to read then usual which to mean usually means the book is okay but not favorite.

Overall I did not like the characters that much. They were just okay. The plot was average and not a very good ending.

I was really looking forward to reading this book but I have to say I was disappointed.

I would still read the book. It was pretty good but the characters and plot fell flat for me. I did enjoy readingit just it did not live up to my liking.

3 out of 5

May 21, 2010

Being Nikki by Meg Cabot

There's no escape
When everyone is watching you.

Emerson Watts was pretty sure there couldn't be anything worse than being a straight A student whose brain had been transplanted into the body of a teenage supermodel.

But it turned out she was wrong.

Because that supermodel could turn out to have a mother who's mysteriously gone missing, a brother who's shown up on her doorstep demanding answers, ex-boyfriends crawling out of the woodwork who want more than just a photo op, and a British heartthrob who's written a song about her that's topping the charts.

How can Em balance all that with school, lingerie runway shows, and weekend jaunts to St. John—especially when she's got final exams; a sister who is headed to the high school cheerleading championships; a former best friend, Christopher, who's intent on destroying Stark Enterprises to avenge the death of his lost love; and a company she represents that seems to be turning to the dark side...

But then, nobody said it was going to be easy, being Nikki.

I loved this book.

I think Meg Cabot has a really good writing style, it is very detailed and explains just what you want to know.

Em is a little whiny but other than that she is good. The guys in the book all sound mad and clingy. Christopher sounds good but Em is always complaining how they aren't together and they both are in love. Gabriel and Brandon sound mean. Gabrial sounds really clingy. Brandon just mean.

The plot is very original and very good. The plot is always growing and is really addictive to read. The ending is really good and makes you want to to read the next book.

Overall I would say is good and really addictive to read.

4.5 out of 5