Tuesday, July 6, 2010

All's Fair in Love, War, and High School by Janette Rallison

All's Fair in Love, War, and High School
by Janette Rallison

Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Young Adult / Romance

Samantha has bombed her SATs, and her prospects for college are looking dim. What can she do to redeem herself in the eyes of college admissions? Head cheerleader isn't exactly awe inspiring, so she decides that politics is her salvation, and she begins her campaign for student body president with the help and support of her fellow cheerleaders. Branching out of her clique to enlist others to help leads to a bet with Logan, her eighth-grade boyfriend, that she cannot go two weeks without insulting someone. In the process, Samantha makes new friends, loses old ones, dates a hunk from her past, and learns something about character.

Sam is keeping her SAT scores on the down-low after scoring a little over 800. She's nurvous about college admissions and decides the only way she can gain more leadership skills is by running for the student body President position. Should be an easy win for the popular head chearleader, right? But, two weeks before the elections, Sam makes a bet with Logan (her co-worker and ex-boyfriend) that she cannot insult anyone . . . not her fellow schoolmates, not her teachers, and especially not Logan (who she almost insults everyday). It's a challenge that changes her more than she realizes.

I know . . . you look at the title of this book and the comical image and think . . .
what is she reading? That's just some shallow-prissy high school tale, but it's got great ratings on Amazon.com and Rallison has this brilliant way of writing that the characters come off as very realistic and funny as heck and after my enjoyment with My Fair Godmother, I checked out other books by the same author. I wasn't disappointed with this one as well. It's a fun, easy, light-hearted read that cracks the reader up and easily absorbs you into the story. GREAT summer book and I promise you'll be surprised how much you like it as well!!!

Likes: Logan's persistence.

Dislikes: The few spurts of high school silliness.


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